Nighttime reading is one of my favourite things. Of the 5200 days that I’ve been a dad, I’ve read with the kids nearly 4000 of them (give or take a few hundred). Furthermore, we have a niche: epic sci-fi and fantasy adventure series.
Here’s my list of the best books to read with kids. These are in no particular order, and as review posts of each become available, the links will be updated here.
We’ve had a LOT of fun with these, and hopefully you will too :)
The Sprawl (Neuromancer)
This is the classic dystopian sci-fi but it was not quite as compelling for our kids.
Wrinkle in Time
Pretty good but somehow the series started to peter out for us.
Chronicles of Narnia
Another classic but the protagonists seemed to have their challenges overcome on their behalf by Aslan, making it somewhat less inspiring. We didn’t finish the series yet though.
If this was a series it’d be among the best. Great writing, great classic parable, rich with poignant peeks into the human psyche.
These might have to go in a separate list post in the future but jotting them down here for memory. This is a living document and will change anyways.
Everything written by Roald Dahl is an exceptional piece of literature, and sets an unreachable bar for all others who attempt to follow his footsteps.
There’s nothing in the world like Dr. Seuss. The kids are teenagers and we still love to read “Fox in Sox” LOL!
A really sweet character and stories.
All her books are skillfully drawn. Wildly popular, for good reason.
My mind was blown by these modern parables in graphic-novel format.