Gretchen Rubin

Are you looking for reading recommendations for children’s literature?

On the last day of every month (except when I forget), I post a list of happiness-themed recommended reading.

After my recent post about my once-furtive, now-proud love for children’s literature, several people wrote to ask me for a list of books I’d recommend. Zoikes, that’s an assignment that makes me happy – the only problem is keeping the list from getting too long.

I’ve read each of these books at least three times, most of them, many more.

The Golden Compass, Philip Pullman
The Silver Crown, Robert O’Brien
Peter Pan, J. M. Barrie
The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett
Half Magic, Edward Eager
Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
The Little House books, Laura Ingalls Wilder
A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L’Engle
The Second Mrs. Giaconda, E. L. Konigsberg
Black and Blue Magic, Zilpha Keatley Snyder
Gone-Away Lake, Elizabeth Enright
The Narnia Books, C. S. Lewis
The Rings tetralogy, J.R.R. Tolkien
Where the Red Fern Grows, Wilson Rawls

Okay, I must stop here.

And Harry Potter, of course.

Just looking at these titles makes me happy.

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