Top 5 Children's Books You Should Re-Read in Midlife

It’s August. It’s hot. Seems like everyone is on vacation. 

Fall is right around the corner, the kids are headed back to school and our lives are about to speed up.

Soon the truth that you’ve been avoiding all summer is going to be staring at you with that, “You can only avoid me for so long” look. 

Maybe your truth is the book you want to write. Or getting in shape. Or dusting off your resume so you can get out of that job that is sucking your soul out of your armpit. 

Whatever it is...it’s the end of summer! So, let’s take it easy over the next couple of weeks and then hit the ground running in September. Deal?

What better way to spend the last few days of summer than with a refresher of the key life lessons you learned as a child.

Top 5 Children's Books That Every Adult Should Re-Read in Midlife (with links to YouTube Audio Books)


#5 MY MANY COLORED DAYS, Dr. Seuss

Key Takeaway: We have a lot of emotions and it’s OK. We don’t need to hide our emotions.


#4 THE LITTLE PRINCE, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Key Takeaway: There is great wisdom to be gained when you are open to new people and ideas. Also, sometimes you have to get bitten by a poisonous snake to find your way back home.


#3 THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS A DRAGON, Jack Kent

Key Takeaway: What we resist, persists (and gets bigger). Often, the best strategy is to confront what we are trying so hard to ignore.


#2 WINNIE THE POOH, A. A. Milne

Key Takeaway: Winnie the Pooh gives us so many key takeaways. Here’s one.

“A fly can’t bird but a bird can fly.” Know who you are and where you belong and don’t belong. Don’t try to fit a round peg in a square hole.  


#1 OOH THE PLACES YOU’LL GO Dr. Seuss

Key Takeaway: Bang-ups and hang-ups can happen to you. Don’t stay stuck or in a slump. Get moving, get help, and you’ll find your way to success.








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