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Classic Books for Kids

Classic Books for Kids

It is good to instill the habit of reading in kids, right from their childhood. Of course, it's not easy; however, you can begin with the classic books especially meant for them. Read the following article to find out the best ones for kids.
Geeta Dhavale
Almost all the parents want their children to inculcate good reading habits for obvious reasons. Reading increases general knowledge and exposes children to a variety of aspects of life. In fact, it is known to improve the cognitive and analytical abilities of a person. It helps one to form his or her opinions and views about things happening around. Reading also helps kids to express their feelings in a more constructive manner. Apart from increasing their intelligence and brilliance, books also help children to engage in a pure and creative form of entertainment. They also help them to inculcate some good values and morals in life that help them in becoming a better human being. And who knows, your child might get inspired and become an author, writing some of the world's best-selling works. Well, the classic books help children to develop their creativity, as well as personality in a sound manner.
There are many literary works that everyone should read, but very few of them are especially designed and written for kids. Out of them, very few are a good mix of entertainment and education. But, still we have a lot of options to choose from a wide array to read. Following is the list of classic books that would help your children to indulge in some constructive brain activity:
Name of the Book Name of the Author
Little Women Louisa May Alcott
Aesop's Fables William Caxton
A Token for Children James Janeway
Pilgrim's Progress John Bunyan
Robinson Crusoe Daniel Defoe
Gulliver's Travels Johnathan Swift
Tales of mother Goose Charles Perrault
Alice In Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass Lewis Carroll
Amos and Boris William Steig
Anne of Green Gables Lucy Maud Montgomery
Goodnight Moon Margaret Wise Brown
Harriet the Spy Louise Fitzhugh
Island of the Blue Dolphins Scott O'Dell
The Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling
The Complete Just So Stories Richard Kipling
The Complete Tales of Beatrix Potter Beatrix Potter
Little Goody Two Shoes Oliver Goldsmith
The Swiss Family Robinson Johann Rudolf Wyss
Ivanhoe Walter Scott
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Washington Irving
The Three Musketeers Alexandre Dumas
Fairy Tales Hans Christian Andersen
The Water Babies Charles Kingsley
What Katy Did Susan Coolidge
The Princess and the Goblin George McDonald
Black Beauty Anna Sewell
The Adventure of Tom Sawyer Mark twain
Heidi Johanna Spyri
The Happy Price and Other Tales Oscar Wilde
The Adventures of Pinocchio Carlo Collodi
Moonfleet J. Meade Falkner
The Story of the Treasure Seekers E. Nesbit
King Arthur and His Knights Howard Pyle
The Call of the Wild Jack London
Peter Pan J. M. Barrie
A Little Princess Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Railway Children E. Nesbit
White Fang Jack London
The Wind In the Willows Kenneth Grahame
Winnie The Pooch A. A. Milne
Pollyanna Eleanor H. Porter
The Magic Pudding Norman Lindsay
The Lost World Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm Kate Douglas Wiggin
The Tale of Peter Rabbit Beatrix Potter
Five Children and It E. Nesbit
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz L. Frank Baum
Seven Little Australians Ethel Turner
The Blue Fairy Book Andrew Lang
Little Lord Fauntleroy Frances Hodgson Burnett
Kidnapped Robert Louise Stevenson
King Solomon's Mines H. Rider Haggard
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain
Treasure Island Robert Louise Stevenson
Nights with Uncle Remus Joel Chandler Harris
The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood Howard Pyle
Through The Looking Glass Lewis Carroll
At the Back of the North Wind George McDonald
Twenty Thousand Leagues under the sea Jules Verne
Lorna Doone R.D. Blackmore
Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates Mary Mapes Dodge
Tom Brown's Schooldays Thomas Hughes
The Children of the New Forest Frederick Marryat
A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens
Grimm's Fairy Tales Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Rip Van Winkle Washington Irving
Little Pretty Pocket Book John Newbery
Mr. Popper's Penguins Richard Atwater
The Midnight Fox Betsy Byars
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Roald Dahl
The Four Story Mistake Elizabeth Enright
The Great Brain John Dennis Fitzgerald
The Phantom Tollbooth Norton Juster
Emil and the Detectives Erich Kastner
Homer Price Robert McCloskey
Gentle Ben Walt Morey
The Borrowers Mary Norton
Banner in the Sky James Ramsay Ullman
The Cay Theodore Taylor
Lad: A Dog Albert Payson Terhune

You can buy any from the aforementioned list, from your local bookstore. If you want a cheaper option, you can take a membership of a good library, and read many of the best-selling works. Some of the classic books to read are also available online. So, just browse the net and find the right website that allows you to read them for free. Most of these literary works are designed in such a way that they are sure to attract and engage kids for a longer time. Many of them are supported with self-explanatory and relevant pictures and illustrations that interest most of the children and boost their imaginations. You should first start with a short and simple book that has many pictures and few written words. You can introduce the bigger and the better ones, once your kids develop liking for reading.