Monday, March 12, 2018


Probably, many parents today look for effective ways to make their kids love reading. Actually, there is nothing easier: just buy and read them best children books. Kind fantastic stories can turn on the imagination of a little person and make them want more literary adventures in the future.

As you know, the classic masterpieces exist in every type of art. So, which books for children are the must-read for every kid? Which great stories should build the future generation’s world-view? We and our friends from decided to find out together.

1. Make Way for Ducklings, Robert McCloskey
The classic picture book about a family of ducks looking for a new home in Boston Public garden was published in 1941. It’s still popular worldwide and has been in print for more than 70 years of existence. The writer and illustrator Robert McCloskey won The Randolph Caldecott Medal for his work. Today, Mrs. Mallard and 8 little ducklings are one of the symbols of Boston.

2. The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The French reporter and aviator Saint-Exupéry made a history by writing and illustrating one of the best books for children. He was a big dreamer, praised kindness and sincerity, promoted ideas of humanism and love. Until now, The Little Prince is a mystery in the literary world. It astonishes kids and even adults at its philosophy and magic. By the way, the famous illustrations of the author are an integral part of the story.

3. The Moomin series, Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson illustrated all her stories and made a history by writing spectacular children reading books. The first fairy tale about amusing Moomins was written by the Finnish writer in 1945. It was the way for the young writer to escape from the horrors of war. Today, her books amaze children and lead them to the world of kindness and entertainment. Her characters are considered the symbol of Finland.

4. The Story of Ferdinand, Munro Leaf
The tale about peaceful and cute bull Ferdinand that didn’t like bullfights was published in 1936, illustrated by Robert Lawson. This story tells young readers that sometimes people don’t have to be someone they don’t want to and that some things are completely different from what others think they are.

5. Winnie-the-Pooh, Alan Milne

Everybody knows the fan of honey Winnie, Piglet, Eeyore, Owl, Rabbit, and their human friend Christopher Robin. Hard to believe, but this book was published in 1926 and still amuses kids and their parents.

6. Pippi Longstocking, Astrid Lindgren
The most famous Swedish writer created many fabulous characters for children. But only one of them is the best. It is Pippi Longstocking, of course! The brave, cheerful, imaginative, and mischievous girl will bring joy and laughter to your home.

7. How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Dr. Seuss

Popular children books cannot pass the Christmas topic. One of the most popular among them is the story of Grinch, grumpy creature that tries to ruin the holiday by stealing all items of celebration. Traditionally, this “criminal” story has a happy ending.

8. A Bear Called Paddington, Michael Bond
The adventures of the clumsy bear from “Darkest Peru” in Great Britain are beloved by millions of readers. Their author Thomas Michael Bond became an international literary star thanks to the sudden moment of insight in 1956 when he saw a lonely teddy bear in a store. For 60 years, tales about Paddington have been entertaining and educating the youngest readers.

9. Eloise series, Kay Thompson
A 6 years old girl Eloise lives on the top floor of spectacular Plaza Hotel in New York with her nanny and pets: a turtle and a pug dog. Her further adventures will lead her to many travels all over the world.

10. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
Unbelievable, but the most fantastic and absurd children book was written by a mathematician, logician, and very authoritative academician. Carroll created a totally ridiculous fairy tale full of sophisticated jokes, riddles, and allusions which make Alice the most extraordinary book on our list.

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