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25 Books all kids should read before they are 10

books for young readers

Early book encouragement fosters a child’s cognitive development as well as their inventiveness, empathy, and comprehension of the world. Before turning 10, every child should read one of the following 25 books for young readers, which combine enthralling stories, heartfelt messages, and stimulating language.

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Books for young readers

The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson: In Julia Donaldson’s novel The Gruffalo, a cunning tiny mouse outwits a variety of perilous creatures, including the terrifying Gruffalo. The novel is packed with humour, suspense, and clever rhymes that not only keep readers entertained but also help them learn new words. It is a classic children’s novel that places a strong focus on bravery and fast thinking.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling: Children are introduced to a mythical world with witches, wizards, and magical creatures in the acclaimed Harry Potter series’ first book. Every youngster should read it since it masterfully incorporates the ideas of friendship, bravery, and self-discovery into the story.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl: Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a wonderful story with oddball characters, delectable treats, and unforgettable experiences. Children will enjoy reading this book due to Dahl’s innovative storyline and Quentin Blake’s well-known pictures.

Matilda by Roald Dahl: Roald Dahl’s Matilda: The story of a highly gifted girl who overcomes adversity by using her brilliance and magical abilities may be found in Dahl’s other masterwork, Matilda. The book emphasises the value of tenacity, self-belief, and a passion for books.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis: The first book in the Chronicles of Narnia series, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis, introduces kids to a magical world concealed inside a wardrobe. With a healthy dose of imagination and adventure, the story serves as an allegory for good versus evil, friendship, and bravery.

Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian: This touching tale, which takes place in a small English village during World War II, is about a young evacuee and his connection with an elderly recluse. The themes of fortitude, compassion, and the significance of comprehending others’ experiences are carefully covered in the novel.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll: Lewis Carroll’s novel Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Children are taken on a delightful voyage into a magical world with odd characters in this timeless classic. It encourages curiosity, creativity, and the joy of exploration.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle: This captivating book is an excellent early introduction to the concepts of numbers, days of the week, and the life cycle of a butterfly. With its vibrant illustrations and interactive design, it’s a perennial favourite among young readers.

The BFG by Roald Dahl: This book tells the charming tale of Sophie and her friendship with the Big Friendly Giant (BFG). With its inventive language and themes of kindness and understanding, the book is a delightful read that sparks children’s imagination.

Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne: The endearing stories of Christopher Robin and his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood promote the values of friendship, understanding, and joy of the simple things in life. The charming dialogue and quaint illustrations make this a beloved classic for children.

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak: An extraordinary book, it takes children on a wild and whimsical adventure with Max, showcasing themes of imagination, emotional exploration, and the warmth of returning home.

The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter: An enduring classic that tells the story of a mischievous rabbit, Peter, and the trouble he gets into in Mr. McGregor’s garden. It’s an engaging tale that teaches children about the consequences of disobedience.

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame: An enchanting tale of animal friends who live along a river in the English countryside. This charming book, rich in character and narrative, encapsulates themes of friendship, adventure, and home.

Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren: This book introduces children to Pippi, an unconventional, assertive, and kind-hearted girl who embarks on a series of adventures. The book conveys the importance of independence, imagination, and challenging societal norms.

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett: A moving story about friendship, growth, and the transformative power of nature. It’s a beautifully written novel that allows children to explore themes of isolation, rejuvenation, and the magic of the natural world.

Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White: This heartfelt novel tells the story of a lovable pig named Wilbur and his friendship with a clever spider named Charlotte. The book teaches children about friendship, sacrifice, and the cycle of life.

Paddington by Michael Bond: The series of books follows the delightful adventures of a bear named Paddington, who travels from Peru to London. His misadventures and charm captivate children’s imaginations and highlight themes of kindness and acceptance.

The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss: A charming tale written in a unique rhyming style, this book is both fun and educational. It’s an engaging way to introduce children to poetry, and the story’s silliness keeps young readers enthralled.

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: Children should read this philosophical story because of its straightforward yet profound observations about life and human nature. Even though it is a children’s book, adults also adore it because it provides a deeper knowledge of relationships and our place in the world.

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss: This book introduces children to rhymes and early words through a funny and engaging story. It’s also a lesson in perseverance and openness to new experiences.

James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl: This magical tale tells the story of a young boy named James who embarks on a fantastical journey inside a giant peach. Dahl’s imaginative storytelling and the book’s themes of adventure, friendship, and bravery make it a must-read for young children.

The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams: This famous tale depicts the strong attachment that develops between a young boy and his beloved toy rabbit. Children are taught about the values of genuine compassion and honesty as the book dives into issues of love, reality, and the transformational power of being loved.

Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney: A beautifully illustrated story of the limitless love between Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare, it’s a perfect bedtime read, affirming a parent’s unending love for their child.

Stig of the Dump by Clive King: The charming tale of a boy named Barney who befriends a caveman named Stig living in a dump at the bottom of a nearby chalk-pit. It’s a timeless story about friendship, adventure, and imagination that captures the hearts of young readers.

The Borrowers by Mary Norton: This captivating book introduces readers to the Clock family, tiny people who live secretly in the walls of an English house and “borrow” from the big people in order to survive. The book’s themes of resourcefulness, adventure, and exploration of a world hidden within our own, make it a fascinating read for children.

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In order to promote reading, EuroSchool takes a complete strategy. We assist students in forming a lifetime love of reading by giving them access to the best books for young readers, opportunity to discuss literature, and rewards for reading.



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