March 14, 2018

Children's Books to Read as an Adult

Today's [Top 5 Wednesday] topic is Children's Books to Read as an Adult. At first I didn't think I had opinions about this, but I was wrong.


Matilda by Roald Dahl - Pretty much any book by Roald Dahl is an excellent reread as an adult, but I especially love Matilda.

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick - I didn't even bother sharing this one with my kids. I read this 500 page book in one sitting. It's just beautiful.

Julie of the Wolves

Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George - I reread this a couple of years ago and remembered why I loved it so much as a kid.

Who Could That Be

Who Could That Be at This Hour by Lemony Snicket - I read this with my daughter and we enjoyed it so much she read the next ones in the series. It's very bizarre and doesn't make a ton of sense, but it's funny.

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte - Ok Ok. I know this isn't a children's book, but I fell in love with it when I was nine years old. For my tenth birthday, Barbara got me a beautiful illustrated children's version that I still have. I think it's not abridged because I didn't find any surprises when I was reading a "grown up" copy. So to me, this is a children's book.

What Children's books do you like to re-read as an adult? Or maybe one you've read for the first time as an adult?