12 Books every Jordanian child should read by 12


Published: 2017-09-05 15:59

Last Updated: 2023-11-17 04:13

Because knowledge is power.
Because knowledge is power.

Reading culture might not be big amongst Jordanian kids, but parents mustn’t let school textbooks be the only books their children ever flick through.

Not only does the knowledge gained from reading empower children’s minds, but it broadens their imagination as well.

More importantly, countless life lessons can be learned from the many great works in children’s literature.

These are 12 books with valuable life lessons that will specifically benefit children growing up in Jordan.


1. Etiquette

365 Manners Kids Should Know by Sheryl Eberly


2. Dangers of smoking

Smoking Stinks!! By Kim Gosselin


3. Careful driving

Safe Young Drivers: A Guide for Parents and Teens by Phil Berardelli


4. Empowering girls

Not All Princesses Dress In Pink by Jane Yolen and Heidi E. Y. Stemple


5. Embracing other cultures

Two Mrs. Gibsons by Toyomi Igus


6. Independence

Piglet and Mama by Margaret Wild and Stephen Michael King


7. Social skills

Llama Llama Time To Share by Anna Dewdney


8. Philosophy

Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder


9. Happiness

Have You Filled a Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud


10. Trust

The Signmaker's Assistant by Tedd Arnold


11. Respect

The Recess Queen by Alexis O'Neill


12. Animal rights

Tails Are Not for Pulling by Elizabeth Verdick