If there is a list that serves as a benchmark, it is this – the 100 best children’s book ever. This list contains both fiction and non-fiction books that are written not only for children’s entertainment but also for enhancing their perception of life and society.
Note that the children here comprise individuals below 13 years old. For simplicity, instead of providing a full list, we will be pointing out some of the most popular books only which are as follows:
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
Already made into a Disney classic, The Jungle Book is a story of a young boy named Mowgli and his jungle adventures filled with friendly encounters and tragic conflicts.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling
Although the series is made into live-action films already, it is not difficult to love the Harry Potter books. This first entry sets the tone of the young wizard’s journey towards defeating the Dark Lord Voldemort.
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis
Four siblings discover a wardrobe that leads to another dimension called Narnia. There, they are transformed into heroes as magical creatures of Narnia struggle to win a fight between good and evil.
Emil and the Detectives by Erich Kästner
When a foreign boy visiting Berlin via family vacation loses his money to a suspicious person, a fast-paced adventure starts as he seeks justice.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
This book is a tale about winning a lottery ticket but only about chocolates instead of money. Here, it depicts how a struggling and humble Charlie inherited the massive chocolate empire of Willy Wonka.
The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
A book from one of the greatest fantasy authors ever, The Hobbit is the necessary prelude to the epic tale called The Lord Of The Rings.
Northern Lights by Philip Pullman
This book is set in a world where magic, theology, and science co-exist, and at the center of this tale is the orphan, Lyra.
The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
What’s not to love in this book? It’s all about two kids who encounter cats with human-like behavior and hoping to fix the magical mess they are in before the mother arrives. Pretty relatable to kids, right?