Today’s post is something a little different.
Given JKR’s generally horrific behaviour, I know a lot of us don’t want to fund her in any way, and are also leaning against introducing our children to Harry Potter.
Harry Potter has been a huge part of my life for almost my whole life, and has gotten me through some of my darkest times, but I am really unsure about reading it to/with my daughter. I wouldn’t be funding JKR, because I already own all of the books from when I was a child, but I don’t want my daughter to fall in love with the series the way a lot of us have, because of JKR’s actions.
So, for those of you in the same position, I decided to make a list of books to introduce to your children instead of Harry Potter, and I thought it would be even better if I got a little help from the book community, so I asked book twitter to send in their suggestions. I had so many responses, with amazing suggestions, so I couldn’t use all of them, but I’ve tried to keep as many as I can on the list, and to also give a wide range of books to choose from.
Not a specific book or series, but throughout my childhood, I absolutely loved Jacqueline Wilson’s books, and I know many others did too.
Her books were suggested by quite a few people on book twitter too: @elliesophie_, @mrsreadalot2017, @FilmFan06, @ParchmentPages
I hope this post is helpful for all you parents out there, and for any of you who are searching for Harry Potter alternatives for yourself. I also want to say a huge thank you to everyone who gave their suggestions.
Are there any that aren’t on this list which you would recommend?
Let me know in the comments!
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