The children should have the joy of living in far lands, in other persons, in other times—a delightful double existence; and this joy they will find, for the most part, in their story-books”
— Charlotte Mason (Vol. 1, p. 153)
So it looks like holidays are off the cards this summer for most of us but in Charlotte Mason’s words we can still “have the joy of living in far lands, in other persons, in other times…” So at a time when we can’t travel and see people so easily, books are a magical way of doing just that both for us adults and our children. So let’s help our children travel this summer and choose books to take them places. They may even make some friends along the way.
I’ve popped a few stories down below that my children have enjoyed for you to browse, and there are plenty more recommendations on my blog.
P.S. All children are wonderfully unique in their interests so it’s worth spending time figuring out what stories they might enjoy.
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What a true joy your blog is; I could settle into your down pillows and read this all day, until I was living in the world that books built.
I just wondered if you’d come across the boy at the back of the class. You no doubt have, but your blog on 8+yo and travelling through books put me in mind of it. The premise is beautiful, and friends of Lucy (9yo) say it’s a really good read.
Thank you for this joy. And e left many more messages!
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Juliette, Thank you so much for these kind comments. So glad you got in touch. Yes we listened to A Boy at the Back of the Class this summer on our way down to Devon – it has an important message for both us adults and children I think. So many wonderful books out there to enjoy! x
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