Top 10 Children’s Books
Reading as a habit should be inculcated in children from the very beginning. Any kind of reading improves their vocabulary and language. It also leaves them with good amount of knowledge on various subjects, especially when this habit of reading continues in their adulthood. Moreover, reading is also a very good exercise for visualizing things in one’s head, and thus, it boosts creativity. Reading, once developed, is a habit that kids will cherish for life. If you are looking out for some books that will appeal to your child, then here’s a list of the best children’s books of all time.
1. Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll
Fantasy novels are loved the most by children. Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland is one such fantasy book that all children love to read. This book was written by one of the greatest English authors, Lewis Caroll, in 1865. This story is relevant even today and the imaginary world in this book is simply splendid. It is about a little girl named Alice who gets lost in a rabbit hole by falling inside it, and there she sees a different world altogether. The story revolves around her adventures and experiences inside the rabbit hole. It is a must-read for every child.
2. Daddy Long Legs by Jean Webster
This beautiful novel called Daddy Long Legs is an epistolary novel, which means that it is written in a series of documents or letters. This book was written by an American author Jean Webster in the year 1912, and is extremely popular. The story revolves around the protagonist, named Jerusha Abbot (Judy), who is living in an orphanage and how she grows up to go to college. She writes letters to a man called Mr. John Smith who pays for her education, and she addresses him as “Daddy Long Legs”. It is a beautiful and overwhelming story of the girl Judy and her unique relationship with that man.
3. Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
This classic English literature piece, was penned down by the renowned Anglo-Irish writer, Jonathan Swift. Gulliver’s Travels is a book on a traveler’s tale, and is a mix of satire and human nature. This classic book was first written in 1726, and got amended in 1735. The best thing about this book is that it will attract readers of a wide age group, starting from nursery kids to an adult. Gulliver’s Travels has been made into many successful movies too in the recent years, and children will love this book to the fullest.
4. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
Every child knows Mowgli and his group of friends Baloo, Bagheera and the villain Sher Khan! All these historic characters were written by the English Nobel Laureate, Rudyard Kipling. The Jungle Book is a collection of stories and tales of a boy named Mowgli, who is raised in an Indian Jungle by wolves. The story revolves around him and his friends that include a bear, a panther and monkeys, who together fight a royal Bengal tiger. The stories are extremely motivational and take you to another world. This book is very famous even today.
5. Heidi by Johanna Spyri
Another beautiful story to read is that of Heidi’s – a girl raised in the countryside of Switzerland by her aunt Dete after her parents’ death. This book was written by a Swiss author Johanna Spyri, in the year 1880. It became extremely famous, and was a favorite amongst young girls who dreamt of living a life like Heidi. This book was adapted into many films, TV series and cartoons.