Table of contents:
- 1. "The pleasure of x" by Steven Strogatz
- 2. "Roadside Picnic", Arkady and Boris Strugatsky
- 3. "What Do You Really Want?" By Beverly Batchel
- 4. House for Peculiar Children by Rens Riggs
- 5. "Write Here, Write Now" by Naomi Davis Lee
- 6. "Voice of the Monster" by Patrick Ness
- 7. "You Can Do More Than You Think," Thomas Armstrong
- 8. Ocean at the End of the Road by Neil Gaiman
- 9. "Between Must and Want," El Luna
- 10. "Bury me behind the plinth", Pavel Sanaev
2023 Author: Malcolm Clapton | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-22 06:26
If your child does not like to read, he simply did not come across these books.
1. "The pleasure of x" by Steven Strogatz
Stephen Strogatz teaches applied mathematics at the prestigious Cornell University (USA). Years of teaching experience resulted first in a series of articles for The New York Times, and later in a full-fledged book intended for people far from the exact sciences. About mathematics in simple and understandable language - this is how you can summarize the content of the book "The pleasure of x". Mathematics - the queen of sciences - surrounds us everywhere.
Stephen Strogatz is the same passionate teacher who will guide children into the wonderful world of numbers, functions and counting. Plus to everything that has already been said, there will be a convenient book format with illustrations and examples from everyday life. "The pleasure of x" has every chance to please even an inveterate humanist.
2. "Roadside Picnic", Arkady and Boris Strugatsky
What is a person ready for the sake of fulfilling his innermost desire? The protagonist of the book, stalker Redrick Schuhart, embarks on a dangerous journey in search of an answer to the most important questions of mankind, in order to finally understand himself. The zone - the place of temporary residence of alien intelligence - attracts hundreds of scientists from all over the world. What is it? A gift from aliens or just garbage that they forgot to collect after a fun picnic on Earth?
Through trial and error, people come to understand the importance and value of human life and the role of earthlings in the universal space. The open finale of one of the best works of the Strugatsky brothers is suggestive.
3. "What Do You Really Want?" By Beverly Batchel
What do the youth want? She herself does not always know. Writer and artist Beverly Batchell founded a communications consulting company to help people set goals and achieve them. The unusual format of the book will help teenagers understand themselves, hear, understand and accept themselves and others, as well as find their own way and confidently go towards their goals.
Here you will not find boring preachings and boring common truths. This book is intended for future creators, before whom the horizons of the world are open.
4. House for Peculiar Children by Rens Riggs
Jacob, a modern teenager, accidentally finds himself in the wonderful world of strange, but not at all scary children. It always seemed to him that he was the most ordinary, and there was no place for fairy tales in reality. It turned out that it was to his lot that the mission of protecting good from evil fell.
At the same time, the first sincere love blossoms in Jacob's soul. The main character is faced with a difficult choice: to leave friends and return to his world without loss, or leave his family and go in search of adventure. The end of the eternal battle of good and evil, in which the main character is forced to take part, will be learned by the one who opens his heart to miracles.
5. "Write Here, Write Now" by Naomi Davis Lee
This is more than a book. This is the format of the future - a creative notebook in which you can take notes, jot down thoughts and ideas. Each page shows tremendous respect for the teen's interests and hobbies. The book's authors - illustrator and designer Nicole Larue and American writer and optimist Naomi Davis Lee - inspire and encourage young readers to create and write here and now. The book will also interest those teenagers who desperately resist any attempts to force them to read.
6. "Voice of the Monster" by Patrick Ness
Sometimes monsters appear to help accept themselves and a changing world that is always full of pain and anger. The personal monster of the main character of the book Conor becomes a guide on a long journey of growing up and coming to terms with reality. The book is based on the author Patrick Ness the original idea of the British writer Shivan Dowd, who died in 2007.
Thirteen-year-old Conor faced a harsh reality when he learned of his mother's incurable illness. He experiences the same nightmare: a lonely night and a creepy tree monster with branches that look more like predatory claws. The monster helps Conor survive the loneliness, betrayal and injustice of the adult world.
7. "You Can Do More Than You Think," Thomas Armstrong
What does it mean to be smart? Thomas Armstrong, Ph. D. and experienced teacher, helps thousands of children find themselves and believe in themselves. The author is sure that every teenager hides a genius who was simply not given the opportunity to show his talents. The original format of the book will help the growing up child to understand himself.
Intelligence is not always diary A's and teachers' praises. This is the ability to create, think, draw conclusions, learn new things and find a language with others. The book is based on the theory of multiple intelligences by Howard Gardner, which gives everyone a chance to become an intelligent and educated person.
8. Ocean at the End of the Road by Neil Gaiman
A magnificent modern fairy tale, in which there was a place for gods, miracles and evil - where without it. The magic is just around the corner. It is worth taking a step, and you will find yourself in a different world, where it is still important to be a pure soul and devoted to your ideals. Rock or accident leads the protagonist to the cozy house of the Hempstock family, in which women reign: grandmother, mother and girl Lettie.
Gradually, the narrator, who remains anonymous for readers, realizes that he is dealing with ancient sorceresses. In the backyard of their house there is an inconspicuous lake, which at the end of the story turns out to be a mighty ocean of life. Friendship, self-sacrifice, loyalty to ideals, faith in herself and the harmony of the world - Lettie Hempstock generously shares her secrets with readers.
9. "Between Must and Want," El Luna
The work of the famous artist El Luna will delight the teenager with its uniqueness. Pathfinding can be not only easy and enjoyable, but also incredibly colorful. The bold decision will appeal to absolute opponents of printed books, as it turns traditional ideas about them upside down.
This is a guide to the inner world of every person who has ever wondered what is more important: "I must" or "I want". The book will become an assistant for parents as well, as it will help to get to know their own child better.
10. "Bury me behind the plinth", Pavel Sanaev
A piercingly real and therefore even more terrible story of "traditional" upbringing by threats, blackmail and assault. The book is based on real events: in such an environment, the adopted son of Rolan Bykov, Pavel Sanaev, grew up. The protagonist spent seven years literally in captivity with a tyrannical grandmother. Her suffocating concern for her grandson and husband goes beyond all reason. Nevertheless, the boy manages to maintain a warm attitude towards his mother and faith in people in general.
The book will be a shocking revelation for modern teenagers who have everything, but they are not at all happy about it.