There are certain children’s books that will remain evergreen in our hearts. You certainly have no idea what you’re missing if you do not have any of these books in your kiddies’ library. They help to stretch your kids’ imagination and sharpen their intellectual skills. It gives them the ability to think outside the box and develop specific skills in and out of the classroom.
Don’t have any of these books? Hang on as we share a list of all times best sellers you should add to your kiddie’s reading list.
1. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a classic written by Eric Carle in 1969 that portrays the development of a caterpillar into a butterfly through its feeding. The short story passes across a moral lesson of self-control. In the story, we see the caterpillar eating everything it sees along the way until it gets to a stage where it begins to feel unwell. This book makes it very engaging for kids through rhythmic words and colorful drawings. It is perfect for kids between the ages of 2 – 7.
2. Harry Potter Series
The Harry Potter Series was first written in 1998 and consists of 7 different books ranging from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The series is a long story of a young hero fighting through different odds to stand up against a terrifically powerful and evil overlord. In every series, we unlock a deeper experience and storyline, with each one seeing Harry Potter emerge victorious. The series highlight soft themes of bravery, friendship, loyalty, and obedience.
3. The Cat in the Hat
The Cat in the Hat, written by Theodor Geisel, depicts an unruly and law-breaking mentality in children. In the book, we see the cat visiting two kids when their parents are out and assuring them or somewhat deceiving them that their mom would be comfortable with his visits and tricks. In 2001, it was announced as the second most sold children’s book. Quite an engaging storyline it has! Your kids will definitely enjoy this one.
4. The Tale of Peter Rabbit
This book, illustrated by Beatrix Potter, is a children’s book about a rabbit that disobeys his mother. He runs into Mr. Gregor’s farm, eats his farm produce, and is pursued around till he retires to his house, where he is then given tea and sent to bed. The storyline is laced with fantastic humor and engaging dialogue for your kids. The overarching theme for kids is that you can only reap when and where you have sown.
This little story, a part of the little golden books series, was written by Gertrude Thompson in 1945. It is a fictional story of a train that chases a butterfly but learns about self-control and stays on track. This story is super intriguing for kids as it contains catchy pictorials that will help the kids retain memory.
6. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
This is an entertaining novel about taking responsibility for a toddler. Judy Blume was particular about showing the importance of relationships, especially familial relationships. This book is particularly didactic as it educates kids on the importance of accountability.
If you are trying to get your child to love reading books, any of the books on this list will do the trick. Your kids will get to discover the benefit of reading books and keep yearning for more. It could also be a great way to spend time with your kids and keep track of their personal growth.