What’s better than a good book to keep you company, right? While Harry Potter, Panchatantra, Malgudi Days are some of the obvious favourites, there are others which are just as interesting, but often forgotten. This Children’s Day, Reacho brings to you some awesome reads for every child. And parents, this one’s for you as well.
1. Great Stories for Children, by Ruskin Bond
Needless to say, Ruskin Bond is truly one of the most accomplished writers of all times. He somehow manages it so well to get mesmerized by nature. And this book that we are talking about has it all- ghosts, pets, trees and much more.
2. Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll
Now who doesn’t like going in the fantasy world, where a rabbit and a cat impart pearls of wisdom? Young or old, Alice in Wonderland is an all-time entertainer.
3. The Famous Five and The Secret Seven, by Enid Blyton
Millions of kids from the 90’s grew up reading these books, and they’ll vouch for these series. If your kids love adventure and detective stuff, this is what you give them. And while we are talking about these series, Nancy Drew by Edward Stratemeyer cannot go unmentioned. With some real good investigation stuff for the tiny tots, Nancy just becomes your great bud.
4. We, the Children of India, by Leila Seth
OK, so this one’s a literal ‘must read’ for every child in India. The former Chief Justice of India has simplified everything from the preamble to constitution for the soon to be young guns of our country. This book is one of the baby steps towards understanding our nation and working for its better future.
5. The Jungle Book, by Rudyard Kipling
The movie recently proved what amazing concept this was. And you loved the movie, you must turn to the book. It helps you connect on a much deeper level with Mowgli, Baloo, Bagheera and all others.
6. Adaptation of Mahabharata for kids
Now this is done by many writers, so you can do your own pick. We all know the lessons from Mahabharata are lifelong helpful.
7. The Song of a Scarecrow, by Suddhasattwa Basu
Yeah, the scarecrows keep away the unwanted visitors from the field. But imagine what happens when one day a scarecrow decides to leave the farm. This story is not only fun, but also teaches some significant values.
Do you have any other recommendations? Do let us know in the comments below. Reacho wishes everyone a Happy Children’s Day!