20 April 2020 | 5 min read

8 Incredible Books That You Can Read With Your Kids


Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times when one only remembers to turn on the light.
– Professor Dumbledore, Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban. 

Whenever the times are bleak, or things are not looking good, I turn to this quote from Harry Potter, and it never fails me to give that little silver lining we need. And the current times are especially for turning to books that not only impart wisdom but provide you with warmth and assurance that no matter what, things are going to be okay. Yes, even in times as bleak as this, we will believe that we will emerge out of this on the other side with our humanity and kindness intact. And that itself is a big reason to hang in there. 

Just in case you needed a reminder for it, read these children’s books to restore faith and hope in these uncertain times.

Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone By J.K Rowling

While the first part of the series is always a good starting point, but if you already have the book, you can pick up your favourite part and start reading. There is no book in the Harry Potter series that doesn’t inspire joy, hope, and a little bit of wisdom. Whether it is Professor Dumbledore giving his speeches in The Great Hall or Harry, Hermoine, and Ron fighting their way through every obstacle in their quest to bring down the Dark Lord, this book is perfect for the time we are currently living in. 

And remember the words of Hagrid when your anxiety gets the better of you – “What’s comin’ will come, an’ we’ll meet it when it does.”

The Little Engine That Could By Watty Piper

‘I Think I Can’! If a little train engine could beam with so much optimism despite its size and many hurdles that life threw at him, you can too hold on to your beliefs a little longer. A classic story where the main character, an engine pulls a train full of toys for small children to the other side of the mountain is full of hope and positivity we all could do with right now. 

The Little Prince By Antoine De Saint-Exupéry

Sometimes it’s not the world that weighs us down but losing our naivety of childhood and the innocent wonder in which we gaped at everything around us. The fourth-largest translated book in the world, ‘The Little Prince,’ is a beloved fable about a boy from a different planet and a pilot of Earth. The conversation that ensues between them is what makes the crux of the book and where all the wisdom lies. 

It is a beautiful and short book that every child (and adult) should read, more so in uncertain times like ours. 

Everything Is Going To Be Okay By Chronicle Books

Not exactly a children’s book but a small book of illustrations with significant and meaningful quotes from indie artists, designers, and crafters who share their two cents on how everything will be okay. A pocket-sized volume, this book provides all the inspiration, cheering, and optimism one needs from time to time. 

The Tao Of Pooh By Benjamin Hoff

All love the Winnie-The-Pooh series, but what if you could learn the ancient wisdom of Taoism in the most straightforward language with illustrations from the bear itself? The Tao of Pooh does precisely that. This children’s book inspires us to be in a time when everything and everyone is trying to change or be someone else. Being yourself or just sitting still for a moment is something that you need to master at this point for your peace of mind. Read the book with your kids to make it a fun activity while you are in lockdown. 

The Smallest Girl In The Smallest Grade By Justin Roberts

The story of young Sally McGabe is both inspirational and retrospective. She is small and hardly noticed by anyone, but what this beautiful book teaches you is that despite your size, your voice and your attention matters. Once she decides to speak up, she is astonished and empowered to find out that one girl can make a difference. We hope this book does the same as your little one. 

Cookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons By Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Jane Dyer

A cookie-centric guide to life, this children’s book not only gives you wisdom in the simplest terms but also has beautiful and pretty illustrations to keep you intrigued and giddy. Perfect for learning concept words, every page in the book opens to a new cookie and a life lesson your kid (and you) will hold on to for the rest of their lives. 

Stay home and read this book with your little ones to make the most of this time indoors. 

Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are By Dr. Seuss

No list of the best children’s books is complete with one from the very famous and beloved Dr. Seuss. This particular book from him reminds us that we are indeed lucky because if you look at the bigger picture, someone out there has it worse than us. And the media right now is continually reminding us of that. 

However, instead of feeling gloomy about it, we can count our blessings and help those in need in any way possible, be it donations or anything that you can do right now. 

Tell us which children’s book are you reading {or re-reading} while in lockdown? You can even make it a whole evening session, by adding some music to the mix – trust us it will be some of the most memorable times you would have ever spent with them. 



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