Best Books for Children of All Ages

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Books are man’ best friend. Though it sounds cliché’ it is definitely true. Children must be introduced to books at a very young age itself as books help them to develop the vital language skills, social skills, and motor skills. Apart from that, it also helps them to open their imagination, spark their creativity, and much much more. Though reading books is more beneficial than reading books online, the choice is ultimately that of the children. However, in order to make children excited about reading there is the need of introducing the right books at the right age. The following is a list of books that would excite children of any age.

Aesop’ Fables

Also known as Aespoica, it is a collection of short stories by Aesop, a slave and a storyteller, who lived in ancient Greece. It is so popular that it has been made a part of the school curriculum. The popular stories are The Tortoise and The Hare, The Fox and the Grapes, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, The Ant and the Grasshopper and so on.

Arabian Nights or One Thousand and One Nights or The 1001 Arabian Nights

The tales are of Persian, Indian, Arabic, Turkish, Egyptian and Mesopotamian origin and dates back to thousands of years. The Arabian Nights includes legends, parables, fairy tales, romances, fables and farces. Some of the popular stories are Aladdin’ Wonderful Lamp, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, The Seven Voyages of Sindbad the Sailor and so on.

Gulliver’ Travels

Written by Jonathan Swift it narrates the story of Lemuel Gulliver, a trained surgeon who goes on to a voyage when his business fails. The story revolves around his travels and his series of adventures.

Alice’ Adventures in Wonderland or Alice in Wonderland

Written by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll, it narrates the story of a girl who lands in a fantasy world called Wonderland and her different adventures.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Written by Mark Twain, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer tells the story of a simple and innocent boy named Tom Sawyer and his various adventures.

The Jungle Book

It is a collection of tales written by Rudyard Kipling. In these fables, animals are used in an anthropomorphic manner. The most popular character of Jungle Book is Mowgli, an abandoned boy who is raised by the wolves of the jungle.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Written by L. Frank Baum, it narrates the story of a little girl named Dorothy Gale and her adventures in the Land of Oz.

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This article was published on 2011/12/24