Top 10 Children Story Books Every Kid Should Read

While kids will prefer watching movies and cartoons over reading a book, we forget how much they miss out on. Reading opens up a whole new world of imagination and gives every child the opportunity to explore through different worlds. Children story books are a medium through which kids can explore their imagination, creativity and vocabulary. It’s a fun and exciting way for kids to get inspired and build role models. Find out what are the top 10 children story books on our list below.

The Cat in the Hat by Dr Seuss

Theodor Geisel famously known as Dr Seuss wrote the book, “The Cat in the Hat”. This engaging children storybook is about two siblings alone at home with nothing to do, until a cat dressed in a red and white-striped hat and a red bow tie shows up at their doorstep. The cat manages to change the boring day into an adventurous one and wrecking the house alongside. The cat disappears right before the children’s mother walks in. The book is a fun and adventurous read for all kids.

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

“Where the Wild Thing Are” by Maurice Sendak has remained a classic for children of all generations. This book revolves around an eight-year-old boy called Max misbehaves a lot. He finds himself transported to a place where the wild things are and learns to tame them. But as soon as the monsters go to bed, Max realizes how much he misses home. This book is a definite read for spreading the message of parental love and for embarking on a journey that is fun and colourful.

Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

This book revolves around a little girl called Fern, a piglet named Wilbur and a spider called Charlotte. Fern rescues Wilbur from getting slaughtered and sends him away to her uncle’s farm where he befriends Charlotte. Get on board with two friends and share their adventures. This is one of the best Children story books in our list that is based on friendship, love and life with a story that can be enjoyed across all ages.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

Escape into the magical world of Narnia, the land beyond the wardrobe that is cursed to remain frozen in eternal winter. Lucy is the first to discover the land beyond the wardrobe. At first, no one believes her but soon Peter, Susan and Edmund come across the magic land too. The four children soon find out about the witch that has cursed the land and meet Aslan, the lion who will help them remove the curse. This book leaves one with the feeling that good always overcomes the bad. It is the first book of the entire series based on the land of Narnia.

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

The Phantom Tollbooth is a story about a boy named Milo who thinks every thing’s a bore. Until a box revealing a tollbooth mysteriously appears in his room. He drives through the tollbooth because he has got nothing better to do and finds himself in places such as the Land of Expectation. He meets the most interesting and unexpected characters during his visit. This book opens the mind to imagination and adventure at the same time.

Top 10 Children Story Books Every Kid Should Read

The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

The Velveteen Rabbit is a true classic when it comes to children story books. Written by Margery Williams, the story is about a toy rabbit that is covered in velveteen. After Christmas day, the rabbit is forgotten and neglected. He starts wondering about the fact that is he a real toy. An answer is given to him by the Skin Horse: “Real isn’t how you are made…It’s a thing that happens to you. Read this book to enjoy the tale of friendship, acceptance and honesty.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

It is one of the most famous children story books and is truly the most magical one. The story is about a boy named Harry Potter who lives in the cupboard under the stairs. His life is miserable until a letter from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry arrives. With his friends Ron and Hermione he starts his adventurous and exciting journey at school. Get into the magical land of Hogwarts for wildly imaginative situations and adventures with this first book in the series.

The BFG by Roald Dahl

The BFG or the big friendly giant comes to visit Sophie during the witching hour. She hides under the bed because she thinks he is a bad giant. But to her surprise, the giant who snatches her from the bed is far too nice and friendly and is saved from becoming a giant’s breakfast. Read this interesting story about the friendship between a girl and a child and the adventures they embark together.

Northern Lights by Philip Pullman

This book by Philip Pullman is about a girl called Lyra who finds out that children are being kidnapped by mysterious gobblers. When her friend disappears she is determined to find him. She is taken to the frozen lands of Arctic where she meets witch-queens and armoured bears before being captured. Find out about her gripping suspense yet funny journey across the north.

The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

It is one of the most read Christmas related Children story books. The polar express is a story revolving around a boy who takes a magical train ride on the Christmas Eve to the North Pole. Explore through the magic of winter while the polar express makes its way to the city atop the world, where the boy will make his Christmas wish.

We hope that every kid is inspired by these children story books and learn the meaning of all the books. On this occasion, we would like to wish all the kids out there a very Happy Children’s Day!!

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Laveena S is a content writer at Pricekart. She enjoys writing about the latest technology trends. Apart from that, she is passionate about reading, exploring interesting places and meeting new people.

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