Happiness themed books for children

Happiness themed books for children

As regular readers of this happiness Blog would know I’ve often referred to the writings of a fellow happiness blogger at the Happiness Project. Today she writes about her love of reading chilren’s literature and recommends a few books she believes are relevant for chilren and include, in some way or other, happiness related themes.

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.