books for children

As early as seven years old, kids should stop listening to bed time stories from their parents and guardians. Instead, it is the right age to start getting their small pocketbooks and read on their own. I remember, my grade school gave its students small pocketbooks every year to read and assigned us to make book report about each. In fact, what I have here in the photo was given by my school. I’m so thankful that this routine of having a book every year brought me to the world of books. I mean, this stuff made me love books. And as we all know, there are so many benefits in this habit. I hope that this little story of mine inspired a lot of children to start living with books at a young age. Well, why don’t you start now? The timing’s great because I have a list of good books for children below.

 

The Watsons Go To Birmingham

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I would rate this book out of ten stars, I will give it ten. We should all read this book because this is a family-oriented book that shows how a family stays together in good and in bad times.

I greatly acknowledged the author, Chrstopher Paul Curtis for writing this kind of book. Because we can learn different lessons and values from here like when Wilona was teaching Byron to behave well because Byron is a problem child and when Joetta shows that she cares for the feelings of not only the members of the family, but of other people.

Upon reading this book, I realized that if a family has understanding, care, love and respect for one another, a beautiful and harmonious relationship will be experienced. Reading this book does not only give us ideas, but also teaches us to behave as children and as persons as well.

 

Shiloh

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I will give book ten stars because it tells a lot about the true meaning of friendship. I love the part when Marty saved Shiloh from Judd Travers, the former owner of Shiloh. In this part, I can say that Marty will do anything to save Shiloh. When I read this book, I felt the true meaning of friendship and how a boy appreciated the love and loyalty of a dog.

The moral lesson I learned from the story is wherever you are, you can be loved. Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, the author, sure wants to deliver a message about true meaning of friendship. I’m sure that if children or adults read this story, they will love it, too.

 

James and the Giant Peach

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The story is about James Henry Trotter, a 4-year-old orphan, who met extraordinary friends inside a giant peach. James and his friends embarked on marvelous and exciting adventures as a giant peach rolled and carried the, to different places until they reached New York.

The story is hilarious and the characters are funny. I really find the part where the ladybug married the Head of the Fire Department so silly. The words used in the book are easy to understand. The pictures, especially the one at the cover, helped the readers identify the characters better. Children will really like this book.

Mothers will also enjoy reading this book to their kids. My mom laughed heartily at the Centipede who claimed that he was a dreadful pest.

 

Charlotte’s Webb

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The story is about the true meaning of friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a female spider named Charlotte. When Charlotte saved her beloved friend Wilbur from sure death, Wilbur owed his life to his friend. When the day Charlotte died, Wilbur can’t stand the pain and sorrow he felt. He would always recall their friendship. He could not fully imagine that he had a true, affectionate, loyal and skillful friend that not everyone can always have.

I really loved and admired this story. I felt very happy from the start, surprised when Wilbur got the prize and extremely sad when Charlotte died. This book has a very wonderful, amazing, awesome, heartwarming and emotional story.

I recommend this book not only for children, but for adults also. I am sure they’ll also love this story. I’m giving it a perfect ten.

 

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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The story tells how Charlie Bucket, an ordinary boy from a poor family, became the owner of an enormous chocolate factory as a reward for possessing good values and showing proper behavior.

The story is very interesting. The author likes to teach us the good manners that Charlie showed and to let us see how good manners translate into good things. You are going to love this book. You will realize that all the good things you have done will come back to you. If you have done bad things, bad things will also happen to your life.

 

Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

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Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator is a children’s book that adults and teens can enjoy. It is the sequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, in which Willy has given the Chocolate Factory to Charlie. Charlie Bucket is the young hero who helped chocolatier Willy Wonka save the world from extraterrestrial Vermicious Knids and the terrors of less-than-nothingness in Minusland. He, Wonka, abd Grandpa Joe also helped save people from themselves.

So better start reading now! This is a must read book for young and old. Willy Wonka and Charlie Bucket are back! A Great Glass Elevator zooming into space? That’s right! Willy Wonka has done it again. Few scenery changes are necessary as you watch your auditorium become a spectacle of sight and sound. Spotlights and well-timed dialogue produce a precise, humorous experience for all. The rapid race is highlighted by astronauts, space hotel, ridiculous political characters and a corageous battle with the dreadfully vicious and egotistical Vermicious Knids. The narrator sets the tempo and scenes as he thrusts us into the magical world of make-believe. The unique sequel to Charlie and Chocolate Factory will stand on its own merit to provide you with glorious encounter of the best kind. That’s why I’m giving two thumbs up!

 

The Chronicles of Narnia

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Don’t be glutton!

I think the book tries to teach us about greediness. Edmund a mean and greedy boy. He is the most greedy when he asks for more Turkish delight. Because the Turkish delight is magical, the white witch is able to persuade him to bring his siblings to her. Edmund, the mean boy, becomes a traitor because of his greed for Turkish delight. The tale is so wonderful and I had an easy time understanding it. While I was reading the book I felt I ws travelling in Narnia, too. I’m sure other readers will also experience my adventure when they read this book. Before I read it, I already watched the movie version of the story. I know what the legend of Narnia is all about and I kno who the characters are. This lessened my thrill in this book. The Narnia in the movie is so fairytale-like compared to the Narnia in this book. I think it would have been better if I have read the book first. Nonetheless, I’ll still give it a ten stars for being a timeless piece for children.

 

The Velveteen Rabbit

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After reading the story, I’ve learned on two different views. First is from the Velveteen Rabbit’s view. In this view, I have learned that hoping helps a lot and it’s worth it at the end. That was seen in the story when the Velveteen Rabbit’s wish came true. Another is, to give importance to our uniqueness because if we compare ourselves to others, as what Veleveteen Rabbit did in tthe beginning of the story, we tend to fall into depression. In the story, the Velveteen Rabbit compared himself to the other mechanical toys that he thought were superior.

Second is from the boy’s view. We, as young boys and girls, must know how to value our toys even if they seem old. In the story, I felt how the boy cared about the Velveteen Rabbit. So, after reading this, I will try my best to value my things. Even though I do not play with them as often as I used to. I also want to put them in a comfortable place. I also learned to be a responsible child then.

It’s actually learning to love and becoming real. I recommend this book to others so that they will learn that all the things that I have learned in the story. Reading this kind of story will bring and teach us lessons that we can apply to our life.