5 Kid Books Every Adult Should Read

As much as we don’t want to admit it, we’re adults now. We’ve got bills, shopping to do, people to care for and jobs to go to. Sometimes, we need a little time to ourselves to reflect and relax. One thing we could do a little more is revisit some of the books we read as a child or kid’s books that we never read!  

Here are 5 children’s books to read as an adult! 

1) Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling 

If you haven’t read Harry Potter, what have you been doing with your life?!! If you have read it, it’s a great book to revisit. This book has a plethora of lessons to be learned about friendship, life, sacrifice, and bravery. Even as an adult, you can learn so much from Rowling’s novel. 


2) A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket  

Starting with The Bad Beginning, we learn that the Baudelaire’s parents have perished in a fire and they are to be shipped off to live with relatives they never met. Through thick and thin, the Baudelaire children must stick together no matter what. As adults, we can learn the power of courage and family. 

3) Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson  

I have to admit that I cried during this book. Paterson’s novel teaches you how much an imagination is so important, especially in times of trouble. This novel centers around childhood friendship, imagination, love, and loss. Even as a grown up, this book is essential. 


4) Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst

We’ve all had a terrible day. It may seem like as adults, we have them more often. Viorst’s book is a great one to pick up when you’re having a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.   


5) The Giver by Lois Lowry 

This dystopian novella teaches the importance of emotions, feelings, and speaking up for what’s right. In the black and white world that Jonas lives in, memories are surrendered, and everyone is forced to be the same. What we can learn from this novel as adults is how to break out of the mold, be unique, and stand up for what we believe in. 



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