Recommended Reading for Kids: James and the Giant Peach


James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl, is one of the Reading Kingdom’s recommended reading for kids. Reading expert and Reading Kingdom creator, Dr. Marion Blank explains why:

In this book, Roald Dahl, a superb storyteller, tells the story of James, an orphan who is forced to live with his wicked aunts. His sad and lonely life is transformed when he receives a bag of magic crystals.  When James accidentally spills the crystals on a withered peach tree, amazing adventures are set in motion. A single peach starts growing, ultimately becoming large enough to enable James to climb inside. Once there, he rolls away to a whole new life where he meets a fabulous set of characters. This is an extraordinary book that many children say is the “best book” they ever read.

Have your children read James and the Giant Peach? What did they think of the book?

James and the Giant Peach sits on the shelf of the Reading Kingdom’s “Reading for Kids.” Have a book you think belongs on our shelf? Let us know in the comments below.