Writer C. C. Lewis says that if a children’s story is liked only by children, it is a bad story. Most children’s books are written especially for kids and may seem boring and annoying to older ones.
Here are ten children’s books that are worth reading and rereading throughout life. Some of the stories will seem even more interesting when you read them as adults.
Charlotte’s Web is a children’s novel by American writer Alvin Brooks White. This is his most famous work, and it is also one of the best-selling children’s books in the world. This is a book about the meaning of life, love and friendship. The story is about the little girl Fern and his love for the piglet Wilbur and how the clever and beautiful spider Charlotte saves her friend from the fate of the piglets.
The Swiss Robinson Family
The Swiss Robinson family is perhaps the most classic of all children’s books. Johann Vis tells the story of a Swiss family with four children who wreck a shipwreck in the southern seas and found themselves on an unusual island.
The Harry Potter series
Harry Potter reminds us that each of us has a magician and it is in everyone’s power to fight evil. The important thing is to have good friends, good teachers and bad examples.
The Lion, the Witch and the Closet from the Chronicles of Narnia
The Chronicles of Narnia is a fantasy series for children who find a portal to the enchanted land of Narnia, where Santa Claus is real and animals can talk.
“Charlie and the chocolate factory”
An exciting story that has become one of the most beloved children’s books of our time. Charlie and Roald Dahl’s chocolate factory tell the story of the adventures of the youngest Bucket in Willie Wonka’s mysterious delicacy factory.
The story of the golden-haired boy is a lovely parable, about life and death, love and separation, beauty and transience. Beyond the story of the little pilot who meets the little boy, the work of Antoine de Saint-Exupery is and is a very real literary masterpiece. This is a book full of wisdom and where the essentials are invisible to the eye.
“Alice in Wonderland”
Astrid Lindgren’s Alice is one of the greatest children’s books of all time. It’s a fantastic mix of characters, events and fantasies. In the book, little Alice finds herself in a strange world. Alice’s efforts to understand the unprecedented things that are happening to her in Wonderland build such an incredible story that many authors and filmmakers fail to resist.
Roald Dahl’s Matilda is one of the most popular children’s books. It tells the story of an extraordinary girl who is extremely smart and incredibly resourceful; he loves books and at the age of 3 he only learns to read. At school, Matilda realizes that she is gifted with extraordinary abilities that will help her in a head-on collision not with anyone but with the school principal, Miss Tranchble.
Sir James Matthew Barry’s book introduces us to the world of Peter Pan, an extraordinary little boy who never grows up.
“Winnie the Pooh”
The author of one of the most popular children’s books, Alan A. Milne, says that “Winnie the Pooh” is designed not so much for children as for the child in every adult. The characters Pooh, Christopher Robin, Piglet, Yori, Tiger, Kenga instantly became favorites of children and adults with the publication of the book in 1926. The author invents the stories about Winnie the Pooh about his son Christopher. Every night she tells him stories about Winnie the Pooh and his friends. Christopher’s toys become heroes, as does he himself. This is an instructive and wise story of kindness, friendship and love.