I loved, love and will always love books. They have been my teachers, my advisers, my constant companions. They have been a big part of my growing up years and my life as a whole. That is why I constantly write about them. I want people to take the habit of reading a good book.
Speaking of good books, here are some really good ones for the very young and the not young that have made it the New York Times Bestseller list. If these books were watches they’d surely make it to the top 10 watches list in this site. Reading them will make kids smarter. I highly recommend that parents get their children a copy of these books.
The Day the Crayons Quit
This funny, fully illustrated book, The Day the Crayons Quit, is about young Duncan and his crayons. Duncan loves to color but each time he attempts to color and open his box of crayons all he sees are letters from his crayons with just one message: They’ve had enough and they want to quit. Each of the book’s spread shows a reproduction of a color’s letter to Duncan written in crayon like that of beige expressing its frustration for always being second only to brown, of blue requesting for a break from being always used to color bodies of water, black wishing to be used for some other things other than drawing outlines and more.
Hilarious and very entertaining this book written by Drew Daywalt is a multi-awarded one. It was 2014 Children’s Choice Book of the Year for Kindergarten to Second Grade, was named Amazon Best Children’s Book a 2013, was a Goodreads Choice winner on the same year and was #1 NY Times Bestseller.
Wonder touched my heart. It is about August Pullman, a ten-year-old who does what every boy his age does. He feels he is like the rest but he is different. He is not ordinary in the sense that he does not look ordinary due to a horrible facial abnormality he had since birth. He is stared at and even got kids running away and screaming upon seeing him. To spare him from ridicule from the cruel world around him he was home-schooled by his parents. But then the time came when he’s being sent to a regular school–a thing that he dreaded.
The story is told from the point of view of Auggie, as he is fondly called, and of people he touched as he struggled to be accepted. This funny yet extremely moving story has caught the eye of many award giving bodies. It got the West Australian Young Readers’ Book Award for Younger Readers in 2013 and was a Judy Lopez Memorial Award for Children’s Literature Medalist on the same year. It was a Carnegie Medal in Literature Nominee on the same year too and got the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis for Preis der Jugendjury in 2014, and was #1 in the NY Times List.
Books are a big help to children. But not all books are good. Parents should then be very discriminating when buying books for their little ones. Go for those that uplift the spirit, teach values, amuse and not deride, just like the two books I just told you about. I was once asked, “Are Invicta watches good?” I nodded twice having read http://timeconnoisseur.com/invicta-watch-reviews/ . I would do the same if you ask me if these books are good. They really are. Believe me. I am a book and watch connoisseur.