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10 Must Read Classics For Your Child

10 Must Read Classics For Your Child

A fondness for reading is one of the essential things one can hand over to their children. 

Reading activates the brain, minimizes stress and enhances vocabulary. 

BUT WHERE TO BEGIN? 

Classics children’s books are the perfect beginning point to build a deep love for reading.

In this article, I have listed down top 10 classics that kids will absolutely enjoy. 

Once kids graduate from fairytales and picture books, blooming readers can enter into classic novels that have proven to be timeless. SO, LET’S DIVE IN !

1. CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (ROALD DAHL)

Roald Dhal is a famous and beloved children’s author. His  books are popular for their crazy plots, mind-blowing characters and sense of humour. One of his most loved masterpieces is “CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY”. It’s about a young poor boy Charlie Bucket who stays with his mother and four grandparents. He’s an absolute chocolate lover and dreams to visit Mr. Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory but feels he’s never going to make it as they can’t afford it. But one miraculous day, he gets a golden ticket inside a chocolate bar while looking through litter and since the day everything changes for him. The book delivers significant lessons about greed, morals and true definition of being joyful. 

2. HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE (J.K. ROWLING)

Harry Potter and the sorcerer’s stone is an outstanding book for children as it’s enchanting, mysterious and filled with interesting characters. The book is about a young wizard named Harry Potter who magically finds out that he’s a famous wizard and that he’ll be going to Hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry this year. While on his magical journey he finds his lifelong friends Ron Weasley and Hermoine Granger. The book is all about overcoming challenges and revealing the hidden. 

3. ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER (MARK TWAIN)

This classic novel has stood the test of time. It tells the readers about Tom’s adventures with his friends in St. Petersburg, Missouri. 

The adventures covered the traditional lives of these boys as they spent their childhood along the river playing pirates, enjoying fishing , involving into fights and escaping from school to go swimming or leisure around.

The moral of the book is about strong friendships, faithfulness and truth. With all the great characters in this book, one can laugh out loud at one point and shed tears  out of despair the next. 

4. ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND (LEWIS CARROLL)

Alice’s adventures in wonderland is thought to be the most famous children’s books of all time . The characters and visuals have highlighted the imagination genre, making this novel a lifelong impact on the readers. 

5. ANNE OF GREEN GABLES (LUCY MAUD MONTGOMERY)

Anne of Green Gables is  a classic novel written for all ages. It describes the tale of a red-headed 11-year-old orphan girl Anne Shirley who was adopted by elderly sibling duo- Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert who stays on a farm called Green Gables in Canada. Anne is an imaginative and high-spirited girl who is bold enough to always speak her mind out. She adds astonishing adventures into the duo’s simple lives with her peculiarity and imagination. This book is definitely a delightful and funny read.

6. THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA- THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE (C.S. LEWIS)

Four siblings transfer through a wardrobe into the world of Narnia- a land of mythical creatures that is ruled by an evil white witch. The witch has cursed Narnia for eternal winter. Eventually the children help Aslan, a mystical lion who also happens to be the leader of Narnia, beat the witch. 

The book enlightens the readers about how good always wins over evil. 

7. A LITTLE PRINCESS (FRANCES BRUNETT)

This classic novel describes the story of a young girl Sara Crewe who has been transferred to a boarding school in London. In spite experiencing misery and ill-treatment, Sara continues to stay kind-hearted and patient. It’s a touching tale of perseverance and resilience.

8. MATILDA (ROALD DAHL)

This popular story tells about a girl named Matilda Wormwood, who is a gifted child with unpleasant parents. Her extraordinary abilities are neglected by her careless family who treat her horribly. The book focuses on Matilda’s journey as she uses her intelligence and recently found power of levitation  to overcome adversity and save her innocent teacher Miss. Honey. This hilarious book is a light read and loved by many children. 

9. THE COMPLETE HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN FAIRY TALES

Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish author and poet and was popularly known for his fairy tales. His novels were authentically written. 

Some of his well known books include- “Thumbelina”, “The little mermaid”, “Ugly duckling”. The complete Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales is an English translation of his comprehensive work. 

These classic stories are fascinating to kids of all ages and this version is awesome for them as it’s got loads of pictures. 

10. VELVETEEN RABBIT (MARGERY WILLIAMS)

It’s a timeless children’s classic that tells a touching story about the life-changing power of love and the literal meaning of being complete. This story is about the journey of a  stuffed toy rabbit who becomes old and tattered and wishes to become real and faces the joy and obstacles of becoming deeply loved by a young boy.

Velveteen rabbit is a novel that echoes with readers of all ages, evoking us the importance of sincere bonds. The theme follows genuine friendship, devotion and the worth of accepting our weakness and flaws.

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