Dear readers

Before I dive into the list of books, I would like to share some handy tips on how to choose a book for your kid. These would help your kid not only to develop an interest in reading but also expose them to the right kind of language and reading experience.

WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR WHEN CHOOSING A BOOK FOR YOUR CHILD?

  1. AUTHOR – The easiest way is to choose an author who is known for writing great children’s books. Such as Julia Donaldson, Eric Carle, Ruskin Bond, Roald Dahl etc.
  2. VOCABULARY – Flip through the pages to see the kind of vocabulary used and the writing style of the author or read reviews online before you choose a book.
  3. ILLUSTRATIONS – For children this age, good illustrations can greatly help to capture their interest in the book. So choose books known for this factor.
  4. Do not hesitate to read books with difficult words in them. That’s how they learn!
  5. If your child is easily reading books of his level, do not hesitate to offer books that are a level up.

THE GRAND READING LIST

JULIA DONALDSON is definitely one of the most read authors currently with some great titles to interest the kids of this particular age group. These books will offer a great start to develop an interest in reading amongst kids.

The author of this book is proclaimed as ‘the next Roald Dahl’ which you will truly see in the writing style of this book. A hilarious read for kids with fun illustrations too! Also, check out its sequels which are equally hysterical!

I was particularly amazed by this find! If you are mother to a girl, it is very easy to fall in love with this one. And the language is just amazing. Highly recommend this one!

This book has the most astonishingly descriptive illustrations which take you straight inside the book. Our most preferred read these days.

This book has its own unique way of teaching new vocabulary words to kids. A new word is used and the meaning is described along, making it an easy self learning experience for kids.

Another rib tickling read about a house maid who turns the whole house upside down. There are many more titles under this name too for you to explore.

This is a different kind of book to teach kids how some children are different from the others and how it is important to accept people just the way they are.

A simple book with a very powerful concept. Again more moral oriented.

A set of 20 books with short stories, perfect for self reading for kids this age. Usborne is one of my preferred publishing companies to buy from. All the books I have bought so far have been great reads.

This is the level 2 of Usborne reading. Again it has many many titles to explore which are easily available online such as Dr Foster goes to Gloucester, The Day Dreamer, Old Mother Hubbard, There was a Crooked Man etc. This one i.e. The Magic Melon is one of my favourites.

For the more advanced readers, collection of titles from RUSKIN BOND can offers a little more challenging yet equally fulfilling read.

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