Now that you know all about the importance of summer reading for expanding your child’s mental horizons and preparing him for the upcoming new school year (if you missed our article on the same, click here); here’s a little help from JustBooks for picking the right books for the young minds at home. While shortlisting the books, care has been taken that they are age appropriate and appealing to young readers. We have tried to include books which will not only enhance your child’s vocabulary but also feed his or her imagination and help cultivate a taste for books and reading.
Read on to know what JustBooks has picked for this year’s summer…
The Rusty Series by Ruskin Bond:
Ruskin Bond has been a huge favorite with growing children for years now! However, the books belonging to the Rusty series are the ones to which children respond to exceedingly well. The tales of adventure, animals, friendship and love which the books are a store to, makes this series a perfect read for children during summer breaks. Start with Rusty the Boy from the Hills and then you can rent out Rusty Runs away, Rusty Goes to London, Rusty Comes Home and many more.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl:
Roald Dahl will do to your child’s imagination what water does to plants. If you are yet to introduce your kid to Roald Dahl, then Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is an excellent book to start with. However, if your child has already read that, JustBooks will be more than happy to provide you with more titles by this wonderful children’s writer. You see, a child can never have enough of Roald Dahl.
Malgudi Days by R.K. Narayan:
R.K. Narayan is one of the best Indian children’s authors to rent out for your children. His Malgudi Days has myriad enticing characters and some exciting stories which will have your children hooked to the book through their summer breaks!
Tenali Raman is a breezy summer read for children. It has wit, humor, interesting characters and some really entertaining situations in which the genius of Tenali Raman wins the day!
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney:
Children love Diary of a Wimpy Kid books and with good reasons! It is about a child in their age bracket and the various adventures and misadventures he goes through – something that all young children love to read about because it is something that they can connect to!
The Famous Five series by Enid Blyton:
Reading Enid Blyton is an important part of growing up. It is a rite of passage towards reading more mature books. The Famous Five series has been one of Enid Blyton’s best and most-loved books. Start with Five on a Treasure Island which is the first book from Blyton’s Famous Five series.
The Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan:
Children are attracted to tales of mythological heroes, monsters and demi-gods. The Percy Jackson series with its half mortal, half Greek-God young hero and his fast-paced adventures are the perfect books to rent out for young readers.. Start your child’s Percy Jackson endeavour with Percy Jackson: Lighting Thief.
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery:
Books like the ones from the Percy Jackson and the Famous Five series are definitely important for developing a reading habit since they are highly entertaining. However, a good reading taste and an appreciation of books can only be developed with classics. It is important to get your children into reading classics from a young age to give their taste in books a good foundation. Anne of Green Gables is a bright sunny classic, well suited to the mood of summers. It also has a child protagonist and children tend to like a book instantly when the main protagonist is someone their age. This brings us to our second recommendation in the genre of classics which is Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain. This classic by Mark Twain is young, vibrant and full of mischief, adventure and excitement. In spite of being published in 1876, Adventures of Tom Sawyer remains one of the most widely recommended classics, till date.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling:
This first book in the Harry Potter series requires no introduction and as a parent you probably know it already that renting this book out for your young child is one of the best things you can do to his or her childhood. Harry Potter is never just a book for children. It is a parallel world which captivates their imagination and nurtures in them a deep love for reading. This particular recommendation is a no-brainer but since no list of reads for growing children can ever be complete without Harry Potter, we just have to put it here. Start your child’s wonderful magical journey into Potter’s world by renting the book here
We sincerely hope JustBooks can collaborate with all you wonderful parents in creating enthusiastic young readers over this summer! If you are yet to be a member then sign up with us soonest by clicking here. (link to sign up page).
Summers are here, let’s start reading!!!