Books all kids should read
It’s Children’s Day and we think that the best gift to a child is education. Why not encourage our kids to read, and read the best. Here’s a list of 10 books every child should read, and the parents too if they haven’t done so already.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Huck Finn and the escaped slave Jim travel down the Mississippi in this literary classic. Read it for writing, beautiful narration and Twain’s wit.
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Though the Lord of The Ring has more followers, the Hobbit is a great read in itself.
Bilbo Baggins sets off on an adventure through Tolkien’s ingenious world in the prelude to the Lord of the Rings trilogy. The book is full of adventure, mystery and mysticism.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
No list is complete without this treasure by Lewis Carroll. Alice wanders through a fantasy world of talking rabbits, royal playing cards and smoking caterpillars. Get down that hole and start reading it.
Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
Simple and sweet. What else do we expect from a children’s book. The beauty of this book lies in its simplicity, it’s narration and the way White has dealt with the emotions of Charlotte and her love for her pig Wilbur. Pick it up for a lesson in friendship and innocence.
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
This surrealist adventure has provided generations of children with their first-ever mind-blowing experiences, as Meg travels across the fifth dimension in search of her father. But the sci-fi also has a message: Meg learns self-sufficiency and bravery in the process.
Harry Potter series by JK Rowling
A lot has been said, and written, about these books by JK Rowling and yet it’s not enough! Since the day the first book came to public, the frenzy and love for this series has not seen a downfall. People of all ages and from all walks of life read these books, and so should you.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum
Everything about this book reads of success… the book was of course a success, the television shows, movies and plays set on this book are all loved by the audience. And for a valid reason. Dorothy is swept from her Kansas home to the Land of Oz, and on the way she has an adventure of a lifetime.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
You must have watched the movie but don’t forget to pick up the book. Charlie Bucket explores the wonders of Willy Wonka’s famous chocolate factory. Read it to know where the journey ends.
Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers
Mary Poppins, nanny to the Banks children, reveals a magical world to the unsuspecting children in her care. After you read the book, watch the movie.
Matilda by Roald Dahl
Matilda is not yet five years old, and already she is a very unusual child. Teaching herself to read, she works her way through all the books in the children’s library and then gets started on the adult section. Her parents don’t realise that they have a genius for a daughter. This modern fairy-tale with a brilliantly inspiring young heroine is one of Roald Dahl’s best loved stories. Full of magic and mischief, it’s fun to read.