I came across an article, 50 Books for 11 Year Olds, and after reading the post then looking through the list of books, I thought wow, I can remember reading a couple of those as a child, and a couple more just recently. Of those recently read, it was because my kids had to for school and as I hadn’t, figured I’d catch-up!
The other interesting thing which raised a couple of questions, ‘how many books are too many or not enough for an 11 year old?’ Who should the choice of topic be left to?
Myself, I didn’t like reading much as a child and only read the books handed out at school (and to be honest, I’m not sure I even finished them ….) It was later, when I started travelling actually, that I started to enjoy reading.
The number of books, depends on the child, one a month could be quite a challenge to some, yet one a week is nothing to others. As for the topic choice, I say leave it to the child, whether it be a classic book or a comic, they’re reading.
Richard Davies and his colleagues put up a list of 50 suggested titles for an 11 year old and around that age group. Below you’ll have noticed there’s a little questionnaire for you.
Now, I’ve taken just 10 titles from those 50 and ask you …
I really appreciate your participation. Have a good week and whatever it is, newspaper, magazine, comic book or classic – enjoy and pass it to your kids – age appropriate of course!