Every child must fondly adopt reading habit during childhood days. Well, that does not mean you would equip their library with books on varied subjects of their curriculum. It is advisable to indulge kids in other genres as well as they tend to learn a lot through stories and poems at a tender age.
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Here is a list of must read books for children i.e. books kids should read before turning 13:
Charlotte’s Web By E. B. White
This story revolves around a young girl named Fern, a pig and a spider who all live on the farm of Fern Arable’s father. Initially, the story showcases innocent love and friendship between a girl and the pig. It describes how she saves the pig from getting killed by her own father. Later half of the book is about the bonding between the pig and spider. This book is both moralistic and engaging. While the relation of Fern with her pig, Wilbur would make your child sensitive towards other creatures on earth, the other half of the book unfolds new adventures!
Wonder By R. J. Palacio
Wonder is a sensitive story about a boy who has been born with facial deformities. He has not been able to live a normal life since childhood. This boy named August Pullman perused his studies at home till 4th standard. However, next grade was the time when his parents decided to put him into a private school. The book revolves around the kind of problems a child with physical deformities needs to go through. Do people around accept him? How do they behave? And lot more. Wonder is one of the most recommended books for children before age 13 that teaches how to respect different kinds of people. It would also give your child the courage to fight back problems bravely.
The Westing Game By Ellen Raskin
This book revolves around an interesting game named Wealthy Sam Westing’s Will. Sixteen people go to play this game and get to know that it is actually a contest. They work in pairs to find a two-hundred-million-dollar prize by following some puzzling clues. Your child would have fun going through this book. It would excite him to read more!
Ramona Quimby, Age 8 By Beverly Cleary
This book is a perfect blend of realism and humor; what else would your child ask for? The story revolves around an 8-year girl named Ramona whose feelings are always tangled. She is both responsible and weird at times. Read this book and get to know what all she goes through at school and home.
Tuck Everlasting By Natalie Babbitt
Tuck everlasting is yet another popular and recommended books for age 11-12. The book is about a girl named Winnie Foster who lives near the woods. Winnie never escaped the boundary of her house’s yard fence in her childhood days. However, when she did, the Tuck family who was trying to hide a secret kidnapped her. This book is quite adventurous. It beautifully portrays the story of young and always protected girl’s courage.
These are some interesting books every child must read. If possible, parents should spend time in reading books with their children. Try to help them extract good and learn-able things from the stories.