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Matilda, by Roald Dahl

5 Books to Bring Out Your Inner Child

As an alternative to the usual easy, breezy, beach reads, indulge in one of these smart, witty and whimsical books. Since they're written with a younger audience in mind, they'll satisfy your craving for a little light reading, without sacrificing substance. Some are juvenile fiction classics, and some are new -- but all are sure to make you think, laugh, reminisce, imagine, and be inspired.

Of course, there are way more than just five great children's books worth revisiting. Share your favorites in the comment section below!


Matilda by Roald Dahl
Amazon Says: Now on Broadway! Matilda is a sweet, exceptional young girl, but her parents think she's just a nuisance. She expects school to be different but there she has to face more...
Amazon Says: Now on Broadway! Matilda is a sweet, exceptional young girl, but her parents think she's just a nuisance. She expects school to be different but there she has to face Miss Trunchbull, a menacing, kid-hating headmistress. When Matilda is attacked by the Trunchbull she suddenly discovers she has a remarkable power with which to fight back. It'll take a superhuman genius to give Miss Trunchbull what she deserves and Matilda may be just the one to do it! Here is Roald Dahl's original novel of a little girl with extraordinary powers. This much-loved story has recently been made into a wonderful new musical, adapted by Dennis Kelly with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin. From the Trade Paperback edition. less...
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