The More You Read, The More Your Dependency On The World Decreases And On Knowledge Increases!
A growing body of research indicates that reading literally changes your mind. Brain scans showed that throughout the reading period and for days afterward, brain connectivity increased, the part of the brain that responds to physical sensations like movement and pain. Reading is very, very good for you. Research shows that regular reading improves brain connectivity, increases your vocabulary and comprehension, empowers you to empathize with other people, aids in sleep readiness, reduces stress, lowers blood pressure and heart rate, fights depression symptoms, prevents cognitive decline as you age, contributes to a longer life.
So, what should children be reading? Here are 20 must-read books for children before they walk into puberty.
- Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie (1911).
- Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White (1952).
- Northern Lights – The Graphic Novel Volume 1 adapted by Stéphane Melchior & Clément Oubrerie (2015).
- The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling (1894).
- Amazing Muslims Who Changed the World by Burhana Islam (2020).
- The Ship of Shadows by Maria Kuzniar (2020)
- Kay’s Anatomy by Adam Kay (2020)
- The Secret Dragon by Ed Clarke (2019)
- Shipwreck Island by Struan Murray & Manuel Sumberac (2021)
- A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle (1962)
- Death Sets Sail by Robin Stevens (2020)
- Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson (2014)
- Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer (2001)
- The Soul Hunters by Chris Bradford (2021)
- The Danger Gang by Tom Fletcher & Shane Devries (2020)
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J K Rowling.
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.
- The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
- The Cat In The Hat by Dr.Seuss
- The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien.
You may go through a period when your child favors one book and wants it read night after night. It is not unusual for children to favor a particular story, and this can be boring for parents. Keep in mind, however, that a favorite story may speak to your child's interests or emotional needs. Be patient. Continue to expose your children to a wealth of books and eventually they will be ready for more stories.