Saturday, August 20, 2011

Best Books For Children


Alice In Wonderland – Lewis CarrollThis book really makes for a great read and surprisingly so for both children and adults. The author, it is said, invented the characters in the book for the sake of his friend’s daughter, but before he knew it, he had with him what it would take to churn out ONE of the best stories known to kids and adults alike. If your kid is looking to wander into wonder land with characters like the ‘White Rabbit’ and the ‘Mad Hatters’, ‘Alice In Wonderland’ is a must read.
Listen To The Wind – Greg Mortenson ‘Listen to the wind’ is one of the greatest ways of introducing a kid to the magnificent Himalayas. This book comprises a great description of the adventures of the author. Step by step it builds into details on how he got lost in the mountains after a failed attempt to scale the mighty K2. This book is blessed with a lot of positivity owing to the fact that it throws light on how a single person can help install positive change in the lives of thousands of people.
Peter Pan – J.M. Barrie If a kid fails to read this masterpiece by J.M. Barrie, the particular kid is really missing out on something. The book revolves around the adventures of Peter Pan, the leader of the ‘The Lost Boys’ in the mystical land of Neverland. How Peter faces and triumphs over his nemesis Captain Hook makes for the essence of this book. Make it a point to get your kid’s hands on it!
The Harry Potter Series – J.K. RowlingCome on now, can there even be any list of tops books for children without ‘The Harry Potter Series’ being a part of it? When the first book of the series hit the stands, not a soul could have predicted that the book and its successors would go on to become the global sensations that they are now. If the kid in question is an avid reader, or even if you are looking to make the kid in question addicted to the printed word, the Harry Potter series is the way to go. To describe the series in just three words – A page turner! Now you know why there exists so much fuss over the books and maybe even the movies inspired by the books.
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory – Roald DahlYour kid may have seen the movie, but has he read the book, most probably not. ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ tells the reader about Willy Wonka, an over-the-top owner of a chocolate factory. The story also revolves around Charlie Bucket, the boy who along with other children wins a competition and gets an opportunity to tour the chocolate factory. Reading this book makes for a sweet adventure of sorts. So, don’t let this one go, just like you shouldn’t be letting go of any of the books on this list!  

Classic Books For Kids
Alice In WonderlandWritten by English author Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland is an interesting book for children to read. The book tells the story of a little girl, Alice, and her journey to a different world of fantasy. The story begins with Alice who falls down a rabbit’s burrow and meets strange creatures in wonderland. Children of all ages will love this fantasy story.
The Adventures Of Tom SawyerThe Adventures of Tom Sawyer, written by Mark Twain, is a popular novel about a young boy who lives with his aunt. The story tells some fascinating adventures of Tom Sawyer that every kid is bound to enjoy and cherish for a long time to come.  
Black BeautyBlack Beauty is one of the best-selling books of all time. Anna Sewell, the author of the book, has well depicted the autobiography of a horse. The horse tells the story of his life where he started as a young carefree colt in an Englishman’s farm, to his hardship days pulling cabs in the streets of London. 
Gulliver’s TravelsGulliver’s Travels is another best selling kid’s book written by Jonathan Swift. The book is a narrative of a traveler and his experience in the Land of Lilliput. Gulliver is washed ashore after a shipwreck where he gets captivated by men who are less than 6 inches tall and the story continues.
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The SeaAs the name suggests, this book is a science fiction novel. The plot of the story goes like this. A mysterious creature is sinking all ships. Finally, the US government sets up a commission to identify the mysterious creature. As the story progresses, it is found that the mysterious creature is actually a submarine and not a sea monster! This fascinating book is another popular best seller of all time.
A Christmas CarolWritten by the famous novelist, Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol is yet another famous classic book for children. The story begins on a Christmas Eve seven years after the death of Jacob Marly the business partner of Ebenezer Scrooge. Scrooge is a greedy person who has no place for kindness, charity, and compassion in his life. Marley’s ghost warns him to change his attitude but of no use. He is next visited by three other spirits, each taking him through scenes with the hope of transforming him.
Other Popular Classoc Books For Kids
  • Ivanhoe
  • The Jungle Book
  • The Three Musketeers
  • Peter Pan
  • Heidi
  • Kidnapped
  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

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