Ten Picks for International Book Giving Day

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Ten Picks for International Book Giving Day

In case you didn’t realize, today is International Book Giving Day! Taking place on February 14, International Book Giving Day’s aims to encourage people around the world to give a book to a child (or family / friend!). You may also opt to leave a book in a waiting room for children to read or donate books to a local library, hospital, or shelter.

Here are ten books you should consider sharing to inspire others’ love for reading.

1. Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White

A classic children’s novel that’s also inspired and touched millions of adults the world over, this book spins an emotional and heart-wrenching web (*wink wink*) that everyone can appreciate.
2. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
A timeless tale, it tells the story of a boy who leaves the safety of his own planet to travel the universe and learns the oddities of adult behavior through a series of extraordinary encounters.
3. Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling
The powers of magic, friendship, and family take centerstage in this literary phenomenon. Spanning seven original books (with more being added), it has sparked millions of young children’s love for reading in the past and will continue to do so in the future.
4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series by Jeff Kinney
For a lighter reading experience, Jeff Kinney’s comical series follows Greg Heffley and a gang of characters that will put a smile on your face.
5. Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan
Let your imagination take you on an adventure and journey of Herculean proportions. Rick Riordan expertly weaves a tale with a little bit of everything.
6. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Back in 1937, Tolkien wrote this novel for his own children. Years later, this stunning introduction to the world of Middle-Earth and its colorful inhabitants continues to stimulate young readers and stretch their imaginations.
7. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
While this series has occasionally been met with controversy and intrigue, no one can deny the impact this has had – from making children think twice before entering mysterious wardrobes to understanding the differences between good and evil, right and wrong.
8. The Giver by Lois Lowry
Though a tad darker and certainly more mature, this book’s moral is still something any kid can appreciate.
9. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
You won’t be in Kansas anymore. A universally loved story overflowing with unique characters, wild adventures, and inspiring themes. this book is a must-read for anyone itching for an adventure.
10. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Another slightly darker book, it nonetheless shows the reader a more unique perspective of death and the value of every life that comes before it.
How many of these books have you read?
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