“ The ability to read awoke inside of me some long dormant craving to be mentally alive. ”
Source: The Autobiography of Malcolm X
Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.
I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.
Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.