11 Most Popular Children’s Books That Are An Essence Of Childhood
With the growing dependence of this generation on the internet, making children read books is a great way of getting them acquainted with the world! Featuring a great list of books by authors who wrote these fascinating stories about and for children, the list is a wholesome mesh of comedy, drama, fantasy and love!
1. Adventures of Tom Sawyer
A book about the young but mischievous Tom Sawyer, who loves to stir up trouble in the town where he lives- St.Petersburg. Tom loves frolicking, skipping school and pranking others, so he often gets reprimanded by his Aunt Polly, with whom he lives. He also goes on adventures with his best friend, Huckleberry Finn, another popular character. An enjoyable read, full of smiles and the joys of childhood, the book is a classic among readers.
2. The Little Prince
The Little Prince follows a young prince, who takes up interstellar journeys and travels to different planets in search of several questions. The book takes up different questions related to kingdoms, adult life, love, hatred and life decisions. The Little Prince is one of the most widely read books of the century and propelled Exupery’s name as a writer to the skies.
Roald Dahl is an expert at awing children, and Matilda is a book that succeeded in doing so. Matilda is a young girl, who is extremely clever and a prodigy. But apart from that, she also has the powers of telekinesis and navigates her life using those powers. Matilda has won several awards and continues to be funny to date.
4. Alice in Wonderland
Alice in Wonderland follows the adventures of Alice, a young girl who disappears into a fantasy world after following a rabbit dressed in a waistcoat. She journeys to another world, where there are hatters, talking caterpillars and evil and good queens. Alice in Wonderland is still considered as peak fiction and is loved by adults and children alike.
5. The Tale of Peter Rabbit
Beatrix Potter’s famous book follows Peter Rabbit, a young rabbit who is disobedient and mischievous and describes his adventures. Peter Rabbit wanders around Mr McGregor’s field and steals carrots, and this also gets him in trouble. The book is a favourite among children and should be read by students and children alike.
6. Charlotte’s Web
Charlotte’s Web is quite famous among children and adults alike, and it follows the story of Wilbur, a pig and Charlotte, a spider in the barn forming an unlikely friendship. They both grow fond of each other until Wilbur’s life is threatened as he is about to be slaughtered. However, Charlotte saves him each time. An enjoyable book, E.B White is one of the most renowned writers of children’s fiction.
7. The Cat in the Hat
Dr Seuss wrote The Cat in The Hat about a tall cat, who wore a red and white striped hat and a pinstriped bow. The book makes ample use of imagery and is meant to invoke morals in children and a certain sense of responsibility. The Cat in The Hat is definitely worth a read, for all literature enthusiasts.
8. Nancy Drew
The Nancy Drew book series features the iconic female adolescent detective, Nancy Drew and the books revolve around her detective skills. She solves cases, some of which she lands upon and some of which are her father Carson’s, who is an attorney. Nancy Drew series has always been highly popular, and the books full of twists and turns will keep you entertained.
9. The Prince and the Pauper
The book follows the stories of Edward, Prince of Wales and a street beggar, Tom. They both look identical and meet each other by fate and chance. However, they both wish to experience something out of the ordinary so they change clothes and begin to live each others’ lives. However, doing it won’t be so easy for both the prince and the pauper.
10. The Famous 5
Famous 5 is about five young children who solve crimes and get entangled in them during their holidays or vacations. These 5 kids- Julian, Anne, Dick, George and her dog Timmy are known as the Famous 5. They solve crimes, relish in mysteries and gain popularity after doing so. An invigorating series, Famous 5 is well-known among mystery enthusiasts and meant for children and adults alike.
11. The Secret Garden
The Secret Garden is the story of Mary Lennox, a young girl who has a traumatic life after her parent’s death and who feels a change in her behaviour after she starts living with her disciplinarian uncle. She soon discovers a beautiful secret garden and unexpected turns take place. The book is emotional, sentimental and will take you on a ride full of joy and sadness.
By Mayank Rastogi (Suggest Nest)