Reading bedtime stories is perhaps one of the happiest moments between a parent and a child. This is a wonderful opportunity to make a step into the exciting world of miracles and magics and to encourage the passion for literature at very early age.

Here are the 5 books that will surely appeal to your kids and will allow you, as parents, to return to your own childhood even for a while!

Tove Jansson’s series of Moomin books:

Moomin stories never get old. The sooner the child meets this fantastic wise and cozy world, the easier it will be to return to it after that. Your child will grow and learn from Mummy, which are never too stupid or too naive.

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Alan Alexander Milne – Winnie-the-Pooh:

Alan Alexander Milne wrote the story of the teddy bear for his son Christopher Robin without even imagine that one day the book will be well-known worldwide. 100 years after its creation, Winnie-the-Pooh continues to be children’s favourite book.

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J. M. Barrie – Peter Pan:

This book is really amazing! You will enjoy reading the story of Peter Pan to your child, but the amazing thing is that both of you will see totally different things. How is it that we, the grown-ups, forgot how to fly? And is it possible to feel so free and careless as when we were kids?

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Astrid Lindgren – Pippi Longstocking:

No matter your age, you will love Astrid Lindgren’s Pippi Longstocking book.It is a story filled with unimaginable mischiefs that will make heartily admire the heroine. The story combines perfectly optimism and joy and will certainly be a great pleasure for your child to hear it again and again.

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Hans Christian Andersen – Fairy Tales and Stories:

It is hard to imagine a childhood without classics like “Thumbelina”, “The Ugly Duckling”, “The Snow Queen” and other amazing stories of this Dutch writer. This is a special world where miracles and reality are naturally intertwined that it is almost impossible to distinguish them. Not without reason, love to talk Andersen has survived over the centuries.