Category Archives: Children – Classic

The Hole Story by Peter Newell

The Hole Story by Peter Newell

Bushra Zia
Child Reviewer: Mishal

Tom Potts fiddles with a gun, resulting in a shot. The shot goes through the entire village, adversely affecting adults and children alike. Children discover the danger of playing with a gun and its consequences.

“I don’t want to play with a gun. Guns are bad. ” Child Reviewer: Mishal, age 5

This book is available at https://www.amazon.com/Hole-Book-original-1908/dp/3959402317/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8.

Rating 5/5

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The Big Golden Book of Poetry by Jane Werner

The Big Golden Book of Poetry by Jane Werner, Illustrated by Gertrude Elliot

Bushra Zia
Child Reviewer: Mishal

This is a collection of 85 favorite childhood poems dating back to the nineteenth century. A unique set of poetry that is often not recited in schools.

“I love all of these poems! They’re so beautiful! Mom sing me another one.” Child Reviewer: Mishal, age 5

This book is available at https://www.amazon.com/Golden-Book-Poetry-Childhood-Favorites/dp/B0012MHC4C/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1474347973&sr=1-1&keywords=the+big+golden+book+of+poetry+1947.

Rating 5/5

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The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

Bushra Zia
Child Reviewer: Mishal

This is an adventurous story for young readers. Children read about the peaceful life led by Mole and Ratty along with their quintessential friends, Mr. Toad, Badger, and Otter.

A story that sparks children’s imagination with river boats, willows, and picnic baskets.

“I like boats and yellow colored caravans!” Child Reviewer: Mishal, age 5

This book is available for FREE at http://manybooks.net/titles/grahamek289289.html.

Rating 5/5

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Heidi by Johanna Spyri

Heidi by Johanna Spyri

Bushra Zia

Heidi lives with her grandfather on a secluded mountain top in Switzerland. She becomes a spiritual salvation to her grandfather who leads an embittered, lonely life. Despite his situation, her grandfather provides Heidi with a peaceful and cherished childhood.

The wilderness of Switzerland’s mountains and Heidi’s childhood will fuel a child’s imagination.

This book is available for FREE at http://manybooks.net/titles/spyrijohetext98heidi11.html.

Rating 5/5

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The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin by Beatrix Potter

The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin by Beatrix Potter

Bushra Zia
Child Reviewer: Mishal

Squirrel Nutkin is a rude, little squirrel who bothers Old Brown, the Owl. While the rest of squirrels work hard, picking berries and offering delectable presents to Old Brown, Squirrel Nutkin frolics the whole day.

“I am glad that I do not behave like Squirrel Nutkin. ” Child Reviewer: Mishal, age 5

This book is available for Free at http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/gutbook/author?name=Potter%2C%20Beatrix%2C%201866-1943.

Rating: 5/5

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The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher by Beatrix Potter

The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher by Beatrix Potter

Bushra Zia
Child Reviewer: Mishal

Mr. Jeremy Fisher is an amateur fisher frog who goes through many mishaps and adventures. Children discover the art of fishing at the hand of Mr. Jeremy Fisher!

“It’s a beautiful book! The frog is really funny!” Child Reviewer: Mishal, age 5

This book is available for Free at http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/gutbook/author?name=Potter%2C%20Beatrix%2C%201866-1943.

Rating: 5/5

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The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle by Beatrix Potter

The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle by Beatrix Potter

Bushra Zia
Child Reviewer: Mishal

The Original Peter Rabbit Books Series

This is a tale of mischievous, little bunnies who always get into trouble by trespassing Mr. McGregor’s vegetable garden. Children fall in love with the Potter’s bunny family and explore Mr. McGregor’s vegetable garden thoroughly. Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle is a washerwoman for all the animals that live around Mr. McGregor’s garden.

Lucie has lost all her handkins. She keeps asking all the farm animals until she meets tiny, Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle the washerwoman.

“What is a handkerchief? Oh, there is Peter’s coat!” Child Reviewer: Mishal, age 5

This book is available for Free at http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/gutbook/author?name=Potter%2C%20Beatrix%2C%201866-1943.

Rating: 5/5

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