4 children’s books you need to read again as an adult

Think back to your childhood and we bet you have a book (or a series of them) that immediately springs to mind. I remember falling in love with the Harry Potter series when I was 12 and immersing myself in a whole new world just before falling asleep. And I still enjoy reading these books, because they bring me back to my happy space, even today. Children’s books are definitely magical, and that’s the perfect reason to pick them up. Here are four of our picks.

1. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

This is a book that will appeal to people of all ages. Narrating the story of a pilot, who crashes his plane in the desert and meets a strange young boy from another planet, the book will force you to stop and pay attention to the daily pleasures of life. A must read for those who are too busy in their 9-5 life.

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2. Oliver Jeffers Heart and Bottle


The heart and the bottle is the story of a little girl who, to cope with the loss of her grandfather, wraps her heart in a small bottle. As she grows up, she realizes that without her heart to guide her, she lost her sense of curiosity and yearns for her heart to feel free again. The story is beautiful and the illustrations will keep you guessing.

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3. Mathilde by Roald Dahl


It is impossible to quote a single title by Roald Dalh. Since Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at Fantastic Mr. Fox, each tale is delightful. But we chose Matilda because it will give you the strength to keep doing what you love, despite what the world says.

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4. Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood of Marjane Satrapi


This is a story that will break your heart. Marjane Satrapi talks about her childhood in Iran at the heart of the Islamic revolution. The black and white comic series takes you through his life, from the age of six to fourteen, and explains how each historical event has affected his world.

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