Ever had that one book you read as a kid whose plot and moral lessons stuck with you until your adult years? For those who can't wait to share their favorite childhood books with their future children and grandchildren, here's an additional incentive for you. Recent research shows that surrounding your children with books at home helps to further their education level. This study on ScienceDaily.com discusses how, in China, having 500 or more books in homes increases a child's stay in school an additional 6.6 years. Imagine what your children and grandchildren can achieve with just a little prodding from you and the rest of your family!

Here, the FN Staff shares their picks for influential childhood books. Have book titles that you would like to share with us? Tell us in a comment!

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