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Books for Introverted Children to Read to Understand Themselves Better

Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery Comments: Your introverted girl will identify with Anne's vivid imagination and insightful nature. Grades 5-7. This was my introverted niece Alison's favorite book when she was 7. Convenience: Order directly from The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen Comments: A classic comfort for introverted children who just don't seem to "fit in" until later. Ages 3-9. Hans Christian Andersen was himself an introvert and he understands the territory. Convenience: order directly from The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams Comments: The quintessential experience of the introverted child is "loving things alive". This book gives great emotional support to the introverted child's natural experience of reality. Convenience: order directly Evan's Corner by Elizabeth Starr Hill Comments: Evan is the kind of boy who takes pleasure in his special possessions, who likes to be lonely from time to time and who enjoys peace and quiet. This book gives introverted children ages 4-8 a good sense of self and a positive self image. Convenience: order directly from The Man Who Lived Alone by Donald Hall Comments: This is a story about a man who lives alone and enjoys it. Solitude is one of the greatest pleasures of the introvert. One reviewer, undoubtedly an extrovert, remarks "Nothing much happens here but there is a deep tranquility." Your introverted child knows what this means. Ages 7-10. Convenience: order directly from Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson Comments: Every introverted child will identify as Jess and Leslie create a secret kingdom in the woods called Terabithia, which they rule as king and queen. A sad ending teaches children about the real life difficulties of bridging the inner and outer worlds. This knowledge will be good preparation for life as an introvert. Roughly 5th grade. Convenience: order directly from A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle Comments: A well-loved classic and 1963 Newberry Medal winner. Ages 9 and older learn about personal power as they travel with the children of a gifted scientist and a missing physicist through time and space to triumph over evil. Especially a great book for gifted introverts. This was my daughter's very most favorite book in the 5th grade. Convenience: order directly from The Silver Pony: A Story in Pictures by Lynd Ward Comments: Told only in pictures, this is the story of a lonely farm boy who confuses his dreams of adventure on a winged pony with reality. Loneliness is a concept that is imposed on introverts by concerned extroverts. This book helps to make a bridge between your child's reality and that which will be imposed on him or her from the outside. It is another book that deals with the "loved real" reality of introverts. Convenience: order directly from Chasing Redbird by Sharon Creech Comments: For that special quiet middle child by a Newberry Prize Winner. Zinnia's life begins to change when she stumbles upon a hidden, overgrown pathway that stretches from the edge of her family's farm into the great unknown. The journey begins this way for the introverted child. Grades 4-6. Convenience: order directly from The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg Comments: This book centers around a group of four brilliant introverted 12-year-olds and the tea party they have each Saturday morning. Ages 8-12. Convenience: order directly from The Neverending Story by Michael Ende Comments: Small and insignificant Bastian Balthazar Bux is nobody's idea of a hero, least of all his own. Around 12. Convenience: order directly from

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