Here Are the Books Kate Middleton Recommends You Read With Your Kids Immediately

If there's one thing we know, it's that there are a lot of big readers in the royal family—and Kate Middleton is one of them.

At the beginning of the pandemic, Sarah Ferguson launched her YouTube series, Storytime with Fergie and Friends, in which she reads children's books while donning elaborate costumes and whimsical hats. Camilla Parker-Bowles, meanwhile, launched a book club of her own called The Reading Room the following year, providing reading recommendations in different groupings.

Now, it looks like we're getting recs from yet another royal: the Duchess of Cambridge. Upon the recent launch of The Reading Room's website, we found special picks from the Duchess of Cornwall's friends and family, including five of Middleton's favorite children's books.

Her picks included The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark by Jill Tomlinson (which she read recently during a TV appearance), Stig Of The Dump by Clive King, Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White, the Katie Morag series by Mairi Hedderwick and Feelings by Libby Walden.

The news was shared on the Clarence House Instagram account, which read, “The @duchessofcornwallsreadingroom, HRH’s reading club on Instagram, is now available online...To mark #WorldBookDay, The Duchess of Cornwall is launching a children’s section of The Reading Room with a special set of book recommendations from The Duchess of Cambridge.”

Middleton's picks can be seen here, along with a message that says, “This World Book Day, we are delighted to share some reading recommendations from HRH The Duchess of Cambridge. Regular reading can have a profound impact on children’s wellbeing, literacy and comprehension, introducing them to almost 300,000 more words by the time they start school! A passionate advocate of the importance of Early Childhood Development and children’s mental health, The Duchess has chosen for The Reading Room five children’s book that she has enjoyed over the years.”

If Kate recommends it, we'll definitely be checking it out.

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