New Year's Pick for Your Kids' Booklist
“You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back & relax, all you need is a book!”- Dr. Seuss
What’s that one magic wand you can wave to spark your child's imagination, stimulate their curiosity, and also help develop their brain, concentration, social skills and communication skills? You know it, right? It’s a book!
We’re sure you have fond memories of your little babies snuggled up to you, wide-eyed and agog, as you read aloud their very first picture books. As they grow older, it is you as a parent who will be vital in inculcating and nurturing that oh-so-important love of reading. At Kinderkind, your favorite modern kid apparel store online, we put great value on the bountiful benefits of books, and so we take immense pleasure in bringing to you this compilation of New Year’s picks to enrich your kid’s book list!
If your child is yet to show the apt enthusiasm for reading, here’s a great article that can help you get them more interested in books:
AGES 3-5 YEARS
This is the perfect age to start getting your child interested in books. As they start developing their emotions and thoughts, stories with lots of pictures help them relate to the world around. Here are some of the best reads to introduce to your kiddo now, and start them off on a delightful journey of reading and loving books!
1.The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr
Your sweetie pie will adore this tale of a voracious tiger who drops in for tea with Sophie and her mum – and proceeds to gobble up all the food in the house! In its 50th year of publication, this book remains a tale full of charm and character.
2.The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
A beautiful relationship between a big-hearted tree and a little boy – that’s what is at the heart of this renowned children’s picture book. A wonderful way to introduce your kiddo to the values of generosity and friendship.
3.The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch
What does a princess do when a dragon burns up her castle and carries off her prince? She fashions a dress out of a paper bag and sets out to rescue him! Your little one will love this classic tale about challenging dragons and being a true heroine.
4.The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
This simple yet engrossing story of a caterpillar’s adventures as it transitions into a glorious butterfly has enchanted children for over 40 years. Your child and you will have so much fun following the caterpillar as it munches its way through the pages of the book!
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AGES 6-8 YEARS
Children in this age group are beginning to read on their own. This is a great time to introduce them to a wide variety of stories and formats, such as longer chapter books, graphic novels, nonfiction, and picture books, to keep the excitement of reading alive and make it a positive experience!
1.Horrid Henry by Francesca Simon
This is a delightful series of books centring around a very naughty boy Henry, his good little brother Perfect Peter, and his friends like Moody Margaret. We guarantee your child will be highly entertained to read about how Horrid Henry wreaks havoc wherever he goes!
2.Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Let’s face it – is there any kid who won’t adore a story about a chocolate factory and the amazing sweet treats conjured up by its eccentric owner, Willy Wonka? You can also introduce your kid to other delightful books by this renowned author, like Mathilda and The BFG.
3.Dragonbreath by Ursula Vernon
Danny Dragonbreath is the sole mythical creature in a school for reptiles and amphibians. Danny’s exploits with his friends like the sea-serpent and the iguana will have your child in splits! The hybrid style of comic-book panels and text make this series ideal for young readers.
4.On the Origin of Species by Sabina Radeva
If your little one is shaping up to be a budding scientist, this is the book for them! This is the first-ever picture-book retelling of Charles Darwin’s renowned work, On the Origin of Species. The stunning illustrations and thoughtful text are a wonderful way to bring the theory of evolution to life for your kiddo.
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AGES 9- 12 YEARS
By now, your diligent little scholar will have developed their reading skills significantly, with notable improvements in their language, comprehension, imaginative skills, and communication. There’s a huge variety of books out there, so make sure you introduce them to different genres and styles!
1.The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
This riveting saga about Mowgli, the man-cub, has delighted generations of young readers, and now it’s time for your little one to fall under its spell! The story of Mowgli, as he grows up in the jungle along with his best friends Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther, is both entertaining as well as instructive, imparting quite a few valuable life lessons without being preachy.
2.Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by JK Rowling
Who hasn’t heard about Harry Potter and the magical school, Hogwarts? The first book in this 7-book series about the most famous boy wizard in the world will instantly captivate your young reader, and we bet it won’t be long before they’ve devoured the entire set!
3.Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
This series of books about a middle-school new-age kid is a huge favorite of young readers the world over. The books are actually the journals of the main character and are filled with hilarious anecdotes, cartoons and drawings that are sure to delight your little bookworm.
4.Charlotte's Web by E. B. White
This time-honoured tale is about friendship, life, and survival against the odds. One of the most beloved children’s books of all time, we are positive your kiddo will adore this tale about Wilbur the piglet, and his friends, Fern the little girl, and Charlotte the spider.
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This year, help your kiddo focus on making reading a priority every day. Each time your child opens a book, they’re not only growing intellectually – they’re also opening the doors to fun, fantasy, adventure, and life. As you dress them up in their favourite kids' apparel from Kinderkind, make sure you enhance their minds too. Help them keep exploring these magical worlds of words, and watch them bloom!
Sending love from Be Kind blogs. Happy reading.