Manchester, England -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/14/2015 -- Currently making waves in the world of literature is the release of a list of 'must read' works of fiction for children. Compiled by the National Association for the Teaching of English and the TES magazine, the Top Ten includes classics such as Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, Goodnight Mister Tom and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
Many of the books will bring back fond memories for parents as well as appealing to young audiences. With other titles including Matilda and The Chronicles of Narnia, many of the books selected are traditional favorites which have been enjoyed by multiple generations. This emphasizes the lasting power of effective writing for children, with the best having a lifetime impact on the reader. Central to many of the works are themes such as exploration, conflict and relationships – essential aspects of life made safe to explore through fiction.
Though compiled for guidance when selecting books for children to read, it is also of interest to another audience – those who are writing or wanting to write for children. By looking at the list, keen writers may gather inspiration from seeing what holds a long lasting appeal. What also appears significant is that few of the books in the Top Ten are from the 21st century, perhaps providing the incentive for modern children's writers to make a bigger impact.
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rincipal, Susie Busby, had this to say:
"The books on this list are of no surprise to me – my children have read and enjoyed all of them. But, I think that, in time, more contemporary writers will be added to lists such as these, as the next generation grow up and read their favourite books to their children. The children's market is massive, and one writers should seriously consider. However, writers shouldn't make the mistake of thinking it's easy. If anything, it's a lot tougher as the audience is very hard to please and the type of writing required changes for different ages. So if a writer wants to break into this market it's best to do some research and get some expert guidance. "
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