Books that fascinate children. The generation born in the Nineties found their point of reference in Harry Potter. Today’s kids have new headlights to follow, even if some historical protagonists of children’s literature still survive and, indeed, multiply on the shelves of home libraries.
In these days closed at home I have been able to notice which were the books that most intrigued my daughter – 7 years old – and which I then discovered to have also fascinated her peers, schoolmates.
Here, then, are some reading tips, for boys and girls of the first grades of elementary school (age 6-8 years).
By Abby Hanlon
Terre di Mezzo Publisher
The first book was published in 2015. The last – Dory Fantasmagorica. All’arrembaggio – is from 2019. 4 years, 5 titles, 5 literary successes that enter the homes of children, usually, around the last year of nursery school and are transformed, in the first years of elementary school, into the first real readings in autonomy of the little ones.
Dory generally wins over children. Sympathetic, spontaneous, messy, the last of a family that does not understand her but loves her madly, Dory tells of adventures that any child, at least once in their life, has found themselves living. And if it’s not really those stories, it’s the way in which those stories are created that children particularly appreciate: all of Dory’s adventures, in fact, are mostly the fruit of her imagination, her fears, her misrepresentations. of reality. The world of children told by a little girl. This is why the little ones find themselves there and become passionate about it.
By Susanna Mattiangeli
Il Castoro Edition
Two titles to read, however, all in one go. Tita, the protagonist of the books, is another special little girl, able to bring along crowds of little readers intrigued by the way her world takes shape, how the stories are born from her imagination, how reality is interpreted in a easily understandable key to the language of childhood. Tita writes a diary, a literary form that already exerts a secret and irresistible charm. Many children, in conjunction with this reading, have begun to write down thoughts and words, to write a diary to imitate their darling. Absolutely a recommended reading.
If Geronimo Stilton doesn’t need any introduction, his sister Tea isn’t joking either. The titles written by the most famous career nibbler cannot be counted anymore. It is definitely beyond the saga and beyond the generations. The adventures of Topazia, just like those of Harry Potter, know no age and have become transgenerational evergreens.
Compared to her better-known brother, however, little girls like Tea Stilton, her stories around the world represent for the little ones a real portal to learn about other realities, enter the world of adventure, get out of the princely references of early childhood for find new role models: firm, resolute, determined and strong-willed women.
Absolutely recommended reading flying.