I remember reading several books at school, a few of which I thoroughly enjoyed and others, not so much. But growing up and finding my own path has made me realise that there are some that I wish I had read earlier in life, and books every kid should read at school.
I wouldn’t say that any of them changed my life. In fact, the ones I didn’t enjoy, I didn’t feel there was any need for it to be part of my education. They did very little to enrich my life.
Out of the ones I did enjoy were An Inspector Calls, Mindbenders by Nicolas Fisk and I also didn’t mind a bit of Shakespeare. I wasn’t a fan of Maya Angelou and there were others in similar genre’s that I had to read which truly bored the pants off me.
Do we really need to introduce children to the worst aspects of life in order to protect them from it? I’m not so sure I agree with that viewpoint.
Books Every Kid Should Read
With that in mind, here are 12 books EVERY kid should read that I believe would be extremely beneficial to humanity should they be added to the curriculum.
I was at a very low point when this book came into my life and it answered some of the fundamental questions that no one else had been able to answer. I have since ready many in the CWG series, and each is better than the last. We introduce children to the concepts of religion from a very early age; so why not also show them an alternative path? For younger children, perhaps they could begin with the parable ‘Little Soul and the Sun‘.
I’m sure most people, at some point, have come across the work of Tony or have been to one of his seminars. I personally think it would be a great introduction to many kids in understanding that they have the power to shape their lives. Who better than Tony to introduce them to their personal power?
I feel that children all too often get sucked into thinking only about the mundane aspects of life. What about all the wonders out there? The real questions that need to be answered? I first read this about 15 years ago and it really opened up my mind to a universe of possibilities. I feel that children are not being shown the mysteries of life and so this book would be a wonderful way of taking them to infinity, and beyond!
Flow, to this day, remains one of my favorite personal development books of all time. There is something truly special about the way in which Mihaly shares his message, in a vernacular that is suitable for people of all ages, and from all walks of life. I also have lots of fun trying to pronounce the authors surname! 😆
It only takes about an hour to read this book but every page is like poem of life. This is a must read for every child, of every background, of every faith, and of every culture across the globe.
I recently said in a tweet that I truly believe that all doctors should be expertly trained in NLP and I extend that by saying that every man, woman and child should have some working knowledge of NLP imparted to them. Since Richard is the co-founder, this book gets my vote as a wonderful introduction to that world.
Dr John DeMartini is my personal all time favorite teacher and I’ve been blessed because I’ve been on many of his courses, met him several times and even interviewed him for my radio show. His level of knowledge is unmatched and unsurpassed. If you go on one of his weekend seminars then prepare to have your mind blown as he is literally a walking encyclopedia! All volumes! 😀
I love the sweetness of Dr Wayne Dyers messages and the way he shares them. This one still is one of my favorites and I can’t stress enough how much benefit it would bring to have something like this on the curriculum for children to learn from.
If you want to learn and understand about the Law of Attraction this should be the only book you should ever need to read on the subject. The clarity and simplicity of this book is just an incredible and will open up the gateway for being able to allow and attract easily.
The list would not be complete without some kind of fiction, and the one I personally would recommend to everyone is The Alchemist. I could read that book a dozen times and never get bored of the way it is written, or the message it has to share.
Although I’ve not read this, I have watched Dan’s Ted Talk on the subject and it is truly a remarkable discovery which is digestible to people from all walks of life about what really drives us He discusses the concepts of autonomy, purpose and mastery.
I first found about this some years ago when a relative of mine send me a link to a YouTube video with an Interview of Anita Moorjani. I bought her book on Kindle and started reading it a few weeks ago. It is a detailed account of her battle with cancer which ultimately led to an incredibly vivid NDE. Anita goes onto share her incredible learnings of the NDE and how after the being in a coma and having the NDE, made a miraculous recovery and no longer has any trace of cancer. Her case baffled her doctors and is one of the most incredible cases of cancer remission.
The other amazing thing about that book for me, is that her words are an echo of everything I’ve been blogging about for the past 6 months, about being centered, that positive and negative are two sides of the same coin, that we don’t need to live a life of rules, that selfishness (in context) is good, that we don’t need to do things out of fear and even the things we think are good, done out of fear, can even be bad for you.
What do you think? Are there any others that should be on the list? Or do you believe that they would not benefit our children?