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10 Books Every Child Should Read By the age of 16

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Even boys like mine that love to read can find it difficult to sit still long enough to keep interested past a book’s first chapter. But, with this list of 10 books every child should read, a home library can be stocked with great books that will keep their attention. Classic reads like Alice in Wonderland, Winnie-the-Pooh, James and the Giant Peach, and Treasure Island are full of adventure and amazing characters any kid is sure to love.

Best Books every child should read

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10 Books Every Child Should Read By the age of 16

1. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
2. Alice in Wonderland
3. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 2)
4. Winnie-the-Pooh
5. Black Beauty (Dover Children’s Evergreen Classics)
6. James and the Giant Peach
7. The BFG
8. Paddington
9. Treasure Island
10. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Let their imagination soar with these craft themed book ideas gathered by the crew at Spaceships and Laser Beams.

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Toni Thomason

Toni is a stay-at-home mom whose life completely revolves around 2 crazy little boys. When she's not defending herself in a light saber battle or saving the day with her little superheroes, she loves crafting and designing things for her house. She loves animals, shopping, traveling and just snuggling on the couch with her family while watching a movie or reading a good book. Catch more of her crazy, hectic life at