Book Recommendation by Melinda Gates

November 22, 2018

By Unnati Ved and Time

Bill Gates and Melinda Gates, founder of Microsoft and his wife are philanthrophists who have spent a fortune in giving back to society.

They are self professed bibliophiles, who claim that reading is what has shaped their lives. Even today Bill Gates is a voracious reader and constantly gives book recommendations.

Melinda Gates is now promoting reading amongst the younger kids. She has joined Literati an exclusive book club for kids. Here are her book recommendations for this book club.

Beautiful Oops! Barney Saltzberg

This pop-up book teaches children the value of makin’g mistakes. By encouraging readers to look through the different 3-D flaps of the book, Beautiful Oops! celebrates all the possibilities that come from making a misstep: a spill can inspire you to draw a crazy animal, and you can transform a tear into the mouth of an alligator. As Gates told Literati, Saltzberg’s book empowers children to think differently when things don’t go as planned. “Instead of getting upset when you make mistakes, try to see them as a chance to create something as special and unique as you are,” she said.

Rosie Revere, Engineer, Andrea Beaty (Author), David Roberts (Illustrator)

Rosie has a way of seeing the possibilities in what others often overlook — and all she has ever wanted is to become an engineer. During the day Rosie keeps her inspirations to herself, but at night she creates all kinds of inventions, from helium pants to hot dog dispensers. One day, Rosie’s great-great-aunt Rose comes to visit and teaches Rosie that she should embrace her creations, even if there is a chance they might fail. “Take it from Rosie: Don’t let anything stop you from building the things you dream up!” Gates told Literati.

Guess How Much I Love You, Sam McBratney (Author) Anita Jeram (Illustrator)

In Guess How Much I Love You, Little Nutbrown Hare is determined to show his father how much he loves him. But Big Nutbrown Hare loves his son even more. The two go back and forth explaining just how big and wide their love for one another is, demonstrating the power of love between a parent and child. Gates told Literati that this classic book asks young readers, “How much are you loved? More than a hop, a handstand, and trip to the moon and back.”

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