15 Books for Your Children

 

As a parent, you have to monitor the books your child is exposed to, not because you should limit their interests, but to expand their horizons.

Here are examples of books that you might want to try.

A Wrinkle in Time (1962) by Madeleine L’Engle

 

Meg Murry overheard a neighbor talking about tesseract. She discovered the next day that it was linked to her father’s disappearance.

 

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865) by Lewis Carroll

 

Alice falls asleep near a riverbank. She noticed a white rabbit wearing clothes and holding a pocket watch so she followed it down a rabbit hole.

 

Bridge to Terabithia (1977) by Katherine Paterson

 

Jesse Aarons and Leslie Burke created a world of make-believe called Terabithia where they lived as rulers to escape the harsh realities of life.

 

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964) by Roald Dahl

 

Charlie Bucket got a golden ticket from a Wonka chocolate bar and gains exclusive access to Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory.

 

Charlotte’s Web (1952) by E.B. White

 

Wilbur the piglet was sold to another farm when he grew up. No one wanted to be friends except a spider named Charlotte. Together, they plan for Wilbur’s escape.

 

The Adventures of Pinocchio (1883) by Carlo Collodi

 

The carpenter Geppetto carves a marionette he named Pinocchio, but the latter ran away. The Carabiniere imprisons Geppetto thinking Pinocchio was abused.

 

The Golden Compass or Northern Lights (1995) by Philip Pullman

 

Lyra Belacqua goes to the Arctic region with the Gyptians to look for Roger Parslow and Lord Asriel.

 

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (1950) by C.S. Lewis

 

Lucy Pevensie found a magical wardrobe which served as a portal to a frozen land called Narnia, the domain of the White Witch.

 

The Little Prince (1943) by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

 

The narrator crashed his plane in the middle of the Sahara desert where he met a young boy who claimed to be a prince. The prince asked him to draw a sheep.

 

The Phantom Tollbooth (1961) by Norton Juster

Milo received a tollbooth and a map of the Lands Beyond. He drives his electric toy car through the tollbooth to reach the Kingdom of Wisdom.

 

The Secret Garden (1911) by Frances Hodgson Burnett

 

Orphan Mary Lennox lives with her uncle Lord Archibald Craven. A maid tells her that the deceased wife kept a walled garden of roses.

 

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900) by L. Frank Baum

 

Dorothy and pet Toto are taken to the Land of Oz by a cyclone. To return home, she needs to ask help from the Wizard of Oz.

 

The Velveteen Rabbit (1922) by Margery Williams

 

The velveteen stuffed rabbit wants to become a real rabbit, but it can only achieve that if it is loved by its owner.

 

Tuck Everlasting (1975) by Natalie Babbitt

 

Winnie Foster was told by two people that she should stay away from a spring that grants immortality.

 

Winnie-the-Pooh (1926) by A.A. Milne

 

This volume is a collection of short stories of a teddy bear named Winnie-the-Pooh.

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