Must-Read Books For Children

Hey folks! I am thrilled to announce that I am participating in #Project14lists, a wonderful blogging activity initiated by Shealea, a book blogger, who has recently completed three years as a book blogger! She is also hosting a giveaway, so click here for more details!
So, let’s kick off this wonderful project!
My first post for #Project14lists will focus on books written for children.

As a kid, I loved reading books about adventures. I hope some of my below suggestions will help in deciding books that kids will enjoy:
  1. All Books Written By Enid Blyton

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Enid Blyton is and always will be my favorite children’s author. I grew up reading her books and they will always hold a special place in my heart. She has written several books aimed at children such as the Famous Five Series, The Five Find-Outers (and dog!) Series, the Secret Seven Series, the Malory Towers Series, the St. Claire’s series, to name a few.
  1. The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling


This series needs no introduction. The name “Harry Potter” is not only famous in the wizarding world, but in our muggle world as well. One of the best fantasy series written in recent history, the series, compiled in 7 books(let’s just forget about that disastrous 8th book, shall we?), follows a young boy called Harry Potter who finds out his true identity(spoiler: he’s a wizard) and the adventures that follow thereafter.

3. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

This book is about Mary, a young girl who moves to England after a tragedy occurs in her life when living in India. This book is a sort of coming-of-age story of Mary and teaches the readers about friendship, hope, love and caring for others.

 4. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery


Its the first book in the series of total 8 books, which chronicles the life of an orphan girl named Anne Shirley.

     5. Matilda, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

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Roald Dahl is another author whose stories will never fail to delight kids. Matilda, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory are just two of the many books written by him.

     6. All Books Written by Dr. Seuss


From Horton Hears a Who!, to the Lorax and the Cat in the Hat, Dr. Seuss’s beloved stories have even been adapted to highly-successful Hollywood movies. I may have committed the sin of not reading his books as a kid since I must have been living under a goddamn rock, but don’t make the same mistake I did, peeps, and make sure your kids get to read the various books written by this amazing author.
  1. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

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This book is not called a classic for nothing. It takes the cake for creating a fantastical world which has amaze and delighted young and old alike.
  1. The Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis


This is the famous saga of the lion king Aslan, and the four siblings who find a magical world called Narnia and have exciting adventures therein.
  1. The Railway Children by E. Nesbit


I can’t believe that this book was published in 1906! Its one of the best children’s classics out there. It revolves around three siblings, who go to live in the country with their mother near a railway station(hence the book title)after the mysterious disappearance of their father.
  1. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

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There was once a young chap called Tom Sawyer, who went on thrilling adventures with his good friend Huckleberry Finn. This hilarious tale of the young and rebellious boy has enthralled generations.
Well, this is just a list of some of the many children’s books out there. What other children’s books do you think every child needs to read? Let me know in the comments below.


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  1. I think this list covers everything! Huckleberry Finn and Oliver Twist are really nice books too!

    1. Yes! Oliver Twist is a really good book as well!

  2. This list is giving me nostalgia <3 <3 I'm so glad Harry Potter has made it to your list because YASSS! And The Famous Five was one of the first books I read that was kind of mystery and all and that's the day–I have loved mystery books so much. Rohald Dahl was one of my favourite authors growing up and Charlie and The Chocolate Factory gave me all the feels at that time <3 I remember Adventures of Tom Sawyer was in my mandatory reading list in middle school and the humor in that book still stands out for me because it was one of the first books where I laughed by reading and not by looking at the pictures, haha 😀

    1. I am glad you loved the post! I cant leave Harry Potter out of the list! Harry Potter is life! Also enid blyton books made me want to go on adventures too and live in boarding schools. I felt the same when i read tom sawyer. And it was the first book i had read which had a little bit of romance in it lol. 😀

  3. I loved so many of these as a kid! I loved the Indie Kidd books too, but they’re definitely less nostalgic than those you’ve mentioned 🙂

    Anna // Zu Hause

    1. I felt nostalgic writing this too!

  4. So much Nostalgia looking at this list, my best friend and i loved Enid Blyton books, i watched chronicles of Narnia and the secret garden Loved then.

    1. Same! I loved Enid blyton books! I love the narnia movies as well!

  5. Great list! Narnia is such a nostalgic one for me, I grew up reading that series over and over 🙂

    1. Oh thats lovely! Yup Narnia is a great book series. I loved the movies as well!

  6. Ah, this is such a nice list! I’m immediately adding most of the ones not on my TBR yet, especially the classics. ❤️

    1. Glad you liked the list! Have fun reading!

  7. Matilda is my absolute favorite from this list!

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