Young Adults

Whether the people kids get to know in books are miles away, in outer space, or simply people from different background or time, books can help develop an understanding of their lives, help develop morals and values, expand their horizons and interests, and develop creativity and problem solving. Discuss books with your kids and encourage them to make wise choices.

A great deal of young adult fiction today has become increasingly dark, depressing, depraved, and violent. Adults need to be vigilant as to what their children are reading. It is a parent's role to show children how to find and enjoy the richness of life and reject the mediocre and mundane. There are many titles available that provide clear standards of right and wrong, show the ethics of human behavior, and evoke natural and wholesome laughter.

Classic children's literature gives an appreciation for well-written stories and has a profound influence on future reading choices. We recommend the following classics that have endured over the years:

A Tale of Two Cities
Wuthering Heights
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
The Three Musketeers
Robinson Crusoe
The Time machine
Call of the Wild
The Man in the iron Mask
Cheaper by the Dozen
Little Women
The Red Fairy Book
The Crimson Fairy Book
The Violet Fairy Book
The Blue Fairy Book
The Yellow Fairy Book
The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Lord of the Rings
The Scarlet Pimpernel
The Magnificent Ambersons
Oliver Twist
Great Expectations
A Christmas Carol
David Copperfield
Pilgrim's Progress
The Canterbury Tales
Five Children and It
The Story of the Treasure Seekers
The Gray Wolf
The Princess and the Goblin
The Time Machine
Robin Hood Peter Pan
Call of the Wild
Pride and Prejudice
Gulliver's Travels
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Around the World in 80 Days
A Journey to the Center of the Earth
Five Little Peppers and How They Grew
Treasure Island
The Jungle Book
Old Yeller
The Quiet Man
War of the Worlds