Reading to young children is one of the most important things adults can do for them. Not only does it create in them a thirst for more, It weaves a special bond between children and the people who read aloud to them. As children grow older they will learn to appreciate books so much more than children for whom books were not a part of their early years.
The adventures, hobbies, and interests of characters in books for teens and pre-teens often provide ideas for vocational choices, and college course choices.
I will continue to add books for children and youth to this category. Remember, books make wonderful gifts for your favorite child or teenager.