Ten of the Best Children’s Classics
Classics are books that have stood the test of time and still remain relevant and popular. Many parents love reading the classics with or to their children and remembering the same stories being read to them by parents or grandparents.
Classics can be hard work to introduce to today’s youth as the language can be fairly complex and at times inaccessible. However the effort is so worth it, and I have some tips here which should help.
Some of the best new editions of children’s classics are below – seriously the Robert Ingpen illustrations are to die for…one day, ONE DAY, I will own an Ingpen illustration. For classic books aimed at young adults…see these gorgeous, divine, must have books here.
To add these classics to your home, school or library collection click on title or cover links. Classics make a beautiful gift from grandparents or godparents…one each birthday?
I’ll start with an Australian classic…cause seriously every Australian home should own ‘The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie’. We’ve read many of the stories in this volume and have made some seriously cute gumnut babies and scribbled on gumleaves, which you can read about how to make here.
I have a very hard time deciding if I like the illustrations by Robert Ingpen (above) or those by Helen Oxenbury (below)…both so breathtaking.
And of course…we cannot leave out ‘Peter Rabbit’. You can read more of my rave about him here.The titles of each book takes you to the Australian based online bookstore Booktopia. You can also compare prices on Fishpond and Bookworld for Australian purchases.If you live in the US or would prefer to use Amazon click here. If you live in the UK or would prefer to use Book Depository click here. Purchases clicked through from the Children’s Books Daily site result in a small commission. Commission is used in part to maintain Children’s Books Daily and to support community groups which connect children with books.