Tap into Childhood: Reading the Books of Your Youth

“When you read a book as a child, it becomes a part of your identity
in a way that no other reading in your whole life does.”
~ Kathleen Kelly (from You’ve Got Mail)

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves. What you do as part of Education Connection helps children forge their identities and shapes them into the kind of people they will become as adults, just as the books you read as a child did for you.

So, indulge. Remember those wonderful stories, those other worlds. Dive deep into one of your favorite books…or read all your favorites. Don’t worry; if you’re having trouble deciding, we have a few titles listed here to inspire you. The following list is a bit different than the ones we send out to find readings for our students. These are just for you, our volunteers.

Enjoy, and we’ll see you in the new school year!

Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne

This classic is about to be released on the big screen again – this time adapted into live action with a look that is more like the original. Before it comes out, why not reread the chronicles of that “silly old bear” and his friends?

The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

This series deserves all the acclaim it receives, so if you’re looking for a little magic to round out your summer, dive into the world of Hogwarts, and join Harry as he fulfills his destiny!

Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

This simple classic is a bittersweet must-read for that stroll down memory lane, and a staple for animals lovers everywhere. After all, any book that can make you fall in love with a spider has to be something special, doesn’t it?

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

In the mood for adventure? This classic work is the ultimate adventure: pirates, treasure, sword fights…prepare to cast off for this epic!

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Get whisked away to a whole other world and join the Scarecrow, Tinman, and Cowardly Lion as they battle to save Oz. Don’t forget to bring your little dog, too!

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

Love science fiction? We bet you’ll remember this one. Though recently made into a movie, you can still enjoy your own vision of this unconventional story.

The Sleep Book by Dr. Seuss

Though one of the lesser known Seuss books, it is nevertheless sure to please. With some of the most whimsical illustrations you will find in any Dr. Seuss book, this can’t help but bring you back to childhood.

For more suggestions from your earlier years, make sure to check out our Recommended Books section, and don’t forget to sign up for the 2018-2019 school year on August 6, 2018!

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