Read Any Good Books Lately?
Scholastic’s Parent and Child, The New York Public Library and Pragmaticmom.com have compiled lists of more than 100 books that they consider must-reads. We sifted through their choices and came up with our own top 10 books for children of all ages – and you can find most of them in your neighborhood or school library. Let us know if you agree. Here's one of our picks.
Ages 8 - 10
MATILDA by Roald Dahl
1988. 240 pp. ISBN 9780670824397.
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Matilda is a sweet, exceptional young girl, but her parents think she's just a nuisance. She expects school to be different, but there she has to face Miss Trunchbull, a kid-hating terror of a headmistress. When Matilda is attacked by Trunchbull, she suddenly discovers she has a remarkable power with which to fight back. It'll take a superhuman mastermind to give Miss
Trunchbull what she deserves, and Matilda might be just the one to do it!