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14 May 2020 | 3 min read

7 Books That You Can Add To Your Kid’s Reading List

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It’s hard being stuck at home for a month. It’s even harder if you live with young children, who don’t understand why they can’t go outside to play with their friends. 

Every parent in the country has probably had to appease their bored children over the last two weeks, But little ones are tough to please, and there’s only so much time they can spend in front of a screen. Instead, dear parents, let these seven classic children’s books be the antidote to boredom, and you’ll have a few precious hours to yourself.  

Amar Chitra Katha

A series of classics that need no introduction, Amar Chitra Katha, is a household name in our country. Copies of the classic comic books are available at almost every corner book store, and immediately evoke nostalgia in us older folk. Hidden between the colourful pages and memorable characters, are pearls of wisdom that are hard to come by in modern children’s books. 

Akbar And Birbal Stories 

Another classic series, there’s no telling how old the tales of Akbar and Birbal are, meaning that they are jam-packed with hundreds of years of wisdom. Presenting subjects humorously dealing with ethics and morals, every child should read at least a few tales from this famous court.  

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

 Not Indian, but another classic. Roald Dahl’s famous story has been made into two different films, but the book, with its cute illustrations and wacky humour, is perfect for keeping a child entertained. Don’t be surprised if they ask for more when they’re done!

Asterix And Obelix 

During the pandemic, several famous cartoons have released their books online for free, in a bid to get more people to familiarise themselves with these classic comics. In case you can’t peel your children away from a screen, get them hooked onto Asterix instead, and they’re guaranteed to be entertained.  

Tin Tin 

Much like Asterix, the Tin-Tin series has also been released online for free for the pandemic. Again the subject of several films, most adults don’t need an introduction to the young comic book detective and his adorable dog Snowy. Don’t let your children miss out on this classic.

Diary Of An Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal

From the author of the hit — and incidentally hilarious — children’s books, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” comes the latest, “Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal.” This book, rather than chronicle the “wimpy kid” takes us into the life of his best friend, Rowly. You can still be sure that it’s just as entertaining.  

Aru Shah And The Song of Death

 If you’d first your child was reading about Indian myths but set in modern-day India, there’s no better series than the “Pandava Quartet” by Roshani Choksi. The newest book in the series Aru Shah and the Song of Death was released last year to rave reviews. This is a series that’s almost guaranteed to get children through this phase of uncertainty.

by Sagar Shah
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