A lot of parents never think of reading to their kids even though this is a great way to bond with them and help them learn. For example, when kids use science and math-related topics in their vocabulary, they become more self-aware and logical with their decision making. Reading to them is a great way to stimulate the language portion of their brains which means they practice their imagination which boosts their creativity. Children go through a lot of mental development so giving them fun things to do like reading can help improve and speed up the process.1. The Lord Of The Rings
Image is taken from https://forum.mt5.com/customavatars/989805697.jpgNow, this is one of the most famous book series almost every movie lover knows. The high-budget film adaptations have made a great impact on the book’s popularity. This can be considered as a major, iconic masterpiece in the world of fantasy fiction. Indeed, this is a must-read especially for book lovers and those who love adventure. While the long journey to Rivendell in The Lord of The Rings may be too advanced and difficult to read for small, younger children, adults would surely be able to indulge in the lore and plot of the book that brings awe and amazement to its readers. If you read it aloud to children, they might have a better chance of understanding where the story is headed. If not, then you could always show them the film adaptations that are very honest and respectful to their source material.2. Percy Jackson And The Olympians
Image is taken from https://forum.mt5.com/customavatars/497921725.jpgFamous author Rick Riordan presents to you one of the most engaging book series that have ever reached the global market. Percy Jackson and the Olympians is a series that has a similar plot device with the Harry Potter books. It’s a story of three young friends who fight against monsters and battle their way out of a prophecy that looms over them. Percy must come to terms with his demigod abilities that come with consequences he wished he could avoid. In a world filled with chimeras, minotaurs, and enraged titans, fantasy lovers should never miss out on this one. The book also features some contemporary cultural references that make the story a lot more relatable and true to real life. Those who have a prior interest in Greek mythology would surely enjoy this series for a lot of its elements have accurate representations.3. Arabel’s Raven
One ridiculously entertaining book created by Joan Aiken is the Arabel’s Raven series. This book tells the tale of a young girl who lives in the UK with her pet raven. Mortimer the raven is very wise and clever but he also has a destructive appetite that includes inedible objects like furniture. The books are all easy and quick to read so even very young children would be able to read them with little difficulty. Adults will also enjoy its comical dialogues as they read these books to their kids.4. Coraline
Image is taken from https://forum.mt5.com/customavatars/1128281551.jpgThere are few writers of any kind of genre that even came close to the work of Neil Gaiman’s book, Coraline which is a children’s book but can also be somewhat considered as horror fiction that provides just the right amount of terror for kids to read. It tells the story of a young girl who discovers an alternate world with a parallel version of her family though things do not seem quite right. What seems like fun and exciting eventually turns into something scary and haunting as she discovers the secrets of this alternate world.5. Junie B. Jones
Junie B. Jones is a book by Barbara Park that is popular for five to six-year-olds. This is a must-read for young children because of its fun main character who adds life into the story as she journeys through her numerous adventures. Junie tends to mispronounce words which is one of her main identities.6. Danny Dunn
This is an all-time favorite book series for children of all ages. It consists of 15 books which is a lot for a book series. It tells the story of a headstrong boy and his adventures with his exploits with math and science. It even grounds most of the plot elements in real science so you can have a sense of authenticity and scientific accuracy as you read this decent series. Authors Jay Williams and Raymond Abrashkin included some adventurous friends to accompany Danny on his wild journey.7. Harold And The Purple Crayon
Irene Miller who was first introduced in the Book Danny Dunn and the Homework Machine hopes to be a biologist which serves as a role model for female readers. The stories are very nice to read out loud and the introduction of each book can help the youngest of children with their reading skills. The books are no longer in print but you can still find some old, used ones in libraries or you could check online if there are still some decent copies available for sale.
This is a book by Crockett Johnson that is a beloved classic. It tells the story of a boy named Harold who uses his magical crayon to transform his bedtime into adventures such as making a circus, going for a trip to Mars, visiting fairytale gardens, and soaring high in a balloon ride. The playful choice of words sometimes has double meanings to the respective illustrations that add more atmosphere to the story. The writing style also advances and reinforces the creativity factor that makes it even more engaging. This is the perfect choice for pre-readers which are people who learn quickly when they read stories for the first time. This is also one of those books that are just fun to re-read when you’re feeling bored.8. The Invention Of Hugo Cabret
Image is taken from https://forum.mt5.com/customavatars/1834257609.jpgThe Invention of Hugo Cabret is an engaging tale that pays homage to early French film culture. It is somewhat like a novel fused with a picture book that makes for a unique reading experience. The story is nice to read aloud and you’ll discover how Brian Selznick uses images and pictures to tell the story in a creative way that surpasses other forms of writings.9. Diary Of A Wimpy Kid
Now, this is a book you might have heard of or perhaps even seen displayed in bookstores. This is a very popular series by Jeff Kinney that depicts the middle school life of a boy that struggles in a world where he has to face and conquer his fears. The book reflects the daily life of middle schoolers coupled with a few exaggerations. The story is told in the form of the main character’s diary. Kinney’s illustrations add a higher dimension to its humor and his writing style makes for a really good book to read aloud. The Last Straw is one of the best ones in this series because this particular book focuses on the father-son relationship which can be relatable for a lot of children who suffer from family dysfunction. This series is a real treat that kids will never forget.10. Ender’s Game
You might have been able to experience watching the film adaption of this book. Not many books of the science fiction genre can appeal to most kids which is why it’s amazing how Ender’s Game was able to be so popular with so many children. While the series appeals to most eighth to ten-year-old kids, Orson Scott Card brings to you a story that even adults will enjoy reading.11. Half Magic
Image is taken from https://forum.mt5.com/customavatars/2107142176.jpgA classic book by Edward Eager that is funny, clever, and very entertaining for kids and adults alike. It tells the story of four siblings who encounter a talisman that happens to grant wishes but only halfway meaning what you wish for isn’t exactly what you get. For the characters of the book, they will likely receive a half-baked granted wish that will leave them disappointed. It makes for an interesting plot which is why this book had a great appeal to many of its readers.12. Peter And The Starcatchers
A lot of us know the story of Peter Pan and Captain Hook but not all of us know how they got to Neverland. This book tells the story of what happened before the events of Peter Pan took place. Peter and the Starcatchers also have sequels that tell a great tale that has multiple backstories to complement the original. The book is well-made and entices the reader to finish the whole series.13. Savvy
Savvy is a book by Ingrid Law that tells the story of a special family whose members are gifted and blessed with special abilities that come with disadvantages. It is a coming-of-age novel that features the character Mibs Beaumont whose gift comes at a sensitive time when her father recently had an accident. The dominance of the number of teenage characters can make differentiating the characters challenging but the writing paints a clear, full picture of Mib’s adventures.14. Shredderman
Shredderman is a four-book series created by Wendelin Van Draanen. It tells the story of a nerd named Nolan who transforms into a superhero. Nolan’s evolving tech-savvy abilities help him to find ways of dealing with bullies. He also starts to go on an escalating path that has Shredderman as the main culprit for thwarting everything in the vicinity. Through Nolan, he conquers his problems through power differentials and the help of good mentors. The books are quick reads which makes them good choices for people who don’t have a lot of free time.15. Mrs. Frisby And The Rats Of NIMH
Image is taken from https://forum.mt5.com/customavatars/1852898768.jpgMrs. Frisby and the Rats Of NIMH is a good book to read in front of a daycare class because of its fun factor that will entertain the youngsters. It tells the story of the mystery of the rats who are found inside a bush. Its creative storytelling and neat subject matter make it a real treat to read aloud. It's even a nice book to read when sitting at a cafe while you wait for your order. It’s books like this that make reading an exciting hobby instead of being a boring pass time.16. Tales Of A Fourth Grade Nothing
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing is a book by Judy Blume that tells the story of Peter dealing with his relationship with his younger brother, Fudge. Reading this book with your kids gives plenty of opportunity for communication and it provides discussion sessions for what's going to happen next in the story. The story is funny, enjoyable and most of all intriguing which is why both kids and adults would surely find this as a fantastic book that doesn't disappoint.17. The Amazing Maurice And His Educated Rodents
The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents is a book about a cat who involves himself with a group of rats who run mischievous schemes that sometimes ends up a failure. Only Terry Pratchett can write animal characters in a way that they are represented as smart and somewhat believable. The story takes place in Discworld and it is aimed at kids who are already familiar with other Discworld books.18. The Cartoon History Of The Universe
Image is taken from https://forum.mt5.com/customavatars/811340791.jpgThe Cartoon History of the Universe is a series of wonderfully crafted stories that are researched and based on historical events. The series is spread over multiple volumes that cover the time the universe began and how it aged. The content of this series written by the talented author Larry Gonick does not shy away from the horrific truths of violence as well as the concept of sex and its play in our past. This is why despite being a children’s book, it has some controversy associated with it.
The subject matter of the series heavily benefits from a read-along kind of parental guide that provides a very nice reading experience as well as a lasting foundation for the learning of young kids. Although the visual illustrations serve as representations of the content, Gonick's explanations and trivial knowledge as well as his meta-commentary provide an unusual yet enjoyable atmosphere for readers.