The Duchesses of Cambridge and Cornwall Name Their Favorite Books
The Duchess of Cornwall has always been a big advocate of getting children to embrace the joys of reading. Kate Middleton launched a passion project that aims to improve the mental development of children under the age of 5.
Together, the two Duchesses are bringing the love of reading to little children this World Book Day.
Duchess Camilla Expands Her Book Club with Recommendations from Kate Middleton
A few days ago, the Duchess of Cornwall launched a new website for her famous Reading Room club which offers reading recommendations, behind-the-scenes content, interviews with authors and Camilla’s own top book choices.
Previously, the club was only accessible on Instagram, but has now been made available to a wider audience through its expansion to a different channel. If you’re an avid reader, rest assured you can find your favorite picks on the website, and the new additions are sure to perk up your interest.
In honor of World Book Day, the Duchess of Cambridge shared five special books that are dear to her heart as part of Camilla’s Reading Room Project.
You can view the selections on the newly launched website. For her first contribution, the 40-year-old gravitated towards classic reads.
Kate recommended Clive King’s “Stig of the Dump”, saying of the classic: “As a child I loved spending time outdoors, making dens, digging, discovering and making things out of odds and ends. Whether this was why my father recommended this book to me or whether this book inspired my imagination, I can’t remember, but I have never forgotten this brilliant book and the values it teaches.”
Kate’s recommendations also included “The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark” by Jill Tomlinson, which she recently read as the CBeebies bedtime story, and E.B. White’s “Charlotte Web”. Kate revealed that she and her family love “Charlotte Web” “for obvious reasons”.
Her lesser known selections are Mairi Hedderwick’s “The Katie Morag” series of books and “Feelings” by Libby Walden which she says “can help children understand and recognise their feelings and emotions”.
Camilla Bowles Encourages Children “to Get a Book of Their Own”
The Duchess of Cornwall, who wrote about the joys and importance of reading for the Daily Mail, shared her own favorite children’s books a few days ago. Speaking on the need to get children to recognize the need for reading, she wrote: “Reading for pleasure is, we know, the biggest indicator of a child’s future success….yet there are still approximately 400,000 children in our country who don’t have a book of their own’”.
The Duchess added: “when we read, we understand ourselves better, we understand others better and we make lifelong friends.’‘
The Duchess of Cornwall’s favorite children’s books are “Gangsta Granny” by David Walliams, “Black Beauty” by Anna Sewell, “The Explorer” by Katherine Rundell and Judith Kerr’s classic “When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit”.
You can find the rest of the royal selections by visiting Camilla’s Royal Reading Room website, which launched this World Book Day.
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