10 Reasons Why It’s Okay to Still Read Children’s Books | Gianna & Gemini


Okay, you still read children’s books? That’s not a problem at all.

I’m positive all of us at one point and time we’ve read children’s books, books which are under our age group. A selection of books that you would not normally see teenagers or adults your age reading, you still read.

And quite honestly, it does not bad one bit that you still read children’s books.

Yesterday, my twin brother was laughing at me- kind of- because I was reading a book called Ruby Redfort: Look into my Eyes, and I was enjoying it. But my brother thought that the book was too childish and too young for my age.

But, I’d like to give some reasons on why it’s perfectly okay to still read children’s books.

1. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with it.

Who said that you become a bad person if you read children’s book everyone once in a while?

Even if people don’t always admit that they do not read children’s book, you can just assume they do. That little drama filled series were once there everything, and you just cannot expect anyone to throw all that away like it’s something that wasn’t so important to them.

2. Those thick children books were once your favorites, so there’s no reason to go back to it.


 IT WAS YOUR CHILDHOOD. Who cares if you’re too old for those books, who cares? It does not mean that you can’t read them still, even when you grow older. Books are books, meant to be read, even if you’re a bit older than the generation meant to read them.

And plus, who said you had to stop reading them? Because I am pretty sure that the authors are okay with me reading their books.


3. They are still good books, even if you’ve grown out of some of them.

Yes, I have to agree, not all of these books still fit our new book preferences. We sometimes loose some of our old favorites, to our new YA books.

And we can’t help ourselves if we do that because it’s a good book! Even if your brother makes fun of you for reading a book that’s below your age level, you can’t get upset because just because HE hates the book, does not mean that you have to hate it as well.

4. Sometimes you need a change from your usual YA books.

YA books are amazing, and I read them all the time, but that does not mean that you can’t have a change from your long lasting list of YA. YA can wait, and right now, you just need to add a twist to your reading list.

The “usual” is getting boring, add something to spice it up, to make it better and different. So, that is exactly why you need to put down that YA, and pick up the thick and beautiful children’s book.

You need it, and so do we.

5. Those books have taught us beautiful lessons and morals that we should never forget.

These books were our childhood, basically the beginning of books. So they were raw, had no twists or turns.

And because of this, they could be absolutely predictable, but in a good way. They had beautiful morals at the end of each story that taught almost every reader something important, something they needed to know in life. 


6. Relaxing.

It’s definitely a change from your YA drama filled books, that can just put you on the edge of your seat for quite a while, and I don’t think you want to be experiencing that feeling every time you pick up a book to read.

Sometimes, you just want a book that simple yet interesting, and can keep you busy, not biting your nails off nervously. So reading a book that’s relaxing once in a while can just be fun for yourself.

7. They are still books, so they are still worthy of being read by any age group.

It’s definitely not fair that just because we get older, it means that we’re not supposed to read the books we once loved when we were younger. These books are the same as the YA books that read, it’s just that they are filled with different content.

We are readers. We read books, so it makes no sense why we can’t read books, because children books are still just regular books.

So if you want, you can still read those books no matter what.

8. You read to enjoy.

You do not only have to read the books that are required to read because of your age group. It shouldn’t matter what books you read just because of your age.

Reading is to enjoy, so why should you be pressured into only reading Young Adult books, or any books that are supposed to be for you, because they are in your range. Reading is meant for you to have fun and enjoy yourself, so it should never matter what books you decide to read.

9. It’s fun to jump into that fictional world.

Fiction may not be real, but it’s still fun to sit down and enjoy reading about people in a fictional world, where things that happen there are just impossible to happen in the real world.

Books should be an escape from the real world, so it’s alright for people to read the fantasy and fiction books once in a while.

Nobody said we couldn’t!


10. The endings are wonderful, happy endings.

I’ve had enough of some of those sad or “meh” endings. I want an ending that’s like, ” .. And they lived happily ever after.”, because that’s what should happen in some books, and sometimes we shouldn’t always be reading books that are negative and sometimes read the positive books.
What is your favorite children’s book? Have you read the Ruby Redford series before, if so, did you like it?

Until next time..

Gianna & Gemini




  1. Ahh I love this post, it’s so uplifting! I don’t read childrens books often, though a few months ago I remember wishing I’d not thrown my Roald Dahl books away, because I had such a strong craving to read them again!

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  2. Kensuke’s Kingdom-Michael Morpurgo πŸ’™
    Great post! Now I’m really regretting giving most of my books away because I thought they were babyish, I miss them all now.

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