Not for Children Only

Not for Children Only

Preeminent twentieth-century English poet W. H. Auden asserted, "...there are no good books which are only for children." While there are many reasons why great children's literature is "not for children only," the best reason may be that we, as adult readers, will enjoy and discover meaning in these books.

  • The Classic Fairy Tales, Iona & Peter Opie
  • Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
  • The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Charlotte's Web, E.B.White
  • Bridge to Terabithia, Katherine Paterson
  • Dragonwings, Laurence Yep
  • The Giver, Lois Lowery