When I was growing up, I absolutely loved to read. I'd bury my nose in a book and the characters would come to life.
As an elementary student and as a pre-teen, I discovered the Great Illustrated Classics books at my school library. I remember thoroughly enjoying the ones I read.
We recently re-discovered these books for our son. He likes to read and it was a way to introduce the classics in a manner someone his age would enjoy. The books have been adapted with kids in mind and are geared for grades 3 through 8. They have black and white illustrations throughout that help bring the books to life.
It's been fun to revisit some of the books I read as a young reader.
So far, dear son has enjoyed the following:
Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel DeFoe
The Call of the Wild by Jack London
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
Here is the website if you are interested in seeing what classics are available.
I wonder if you remember reading these books growing up? Which ones were your favorites?
P.S. I'm not affiliated with the books in anyway, just giving my opinion on them.