27 Best Books For Kids Of All Ages

best books for kids of all ages

Books are the best way to develop imagination and creative thinking in kids. Here we have prepared a bucket list of the best books for kids of all ages. These books act as a portal that allows your kids to discover new realities and make their imaginations fly.

A good read benefits children in many ways, they experience a range of emotions and acquire skills and knowledge which helps in their cognitive development. Let me share my experience with books.

It’s because of books I am who I am today!!! I am grateful to my parents for reading books to me and that’s the most memorable part of my childhood. No matter how late my dad reached home, he never skipped the reading time with me.

I used to wait for that part of the day eagerly not because I got to explore the different worlds in my books or know different serious, funny, positive, and dark characters along with life lessons and beautiful messages; but interesting conversations arising from those stories.

Sometimes, my interpretation would differ from that of my parents and they would laugh out loud at my thought process.

Why Reading Is Important?

It is said that books are our best companions. Books are our friends in a real sense. Once your child starts reading, they experience a whole new world. Apart from a healthy pastime, the habit of reading develops language skills, vocabulary, and also memory skills in children.

27 Best Books For Kids Of All Ages

Besides knowledge, books are beneficial in stimulating your mind, enhancing thinking, linguistic skills, concentration, vocabulary, and imagination. Reading is also a common habit among the most successful people in this world. Every parent must read books to their child to cultivate this beautiful hobby.

One of the best ways to spend quality time with your children at home and connect with them after a hard day’s toil is by reading books.

In this era of digital devices, books are a tale from the past. Kids of this modern world enjoy screen time and playing video games on smartphones. In this digital age, books help to augment your kid’s imagination, help them to think, get an idea, and decide their opinions. Books are the best way to keep your child’s smart devices away and reduce their screen time.

Here We Have Prepared A List Of The Best Books For Kids

These will make your child crave books just like they crave for screen time. So, without much ado let’s get started.

1. A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon

A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon
A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon

A beautiful story of Camilla Cream explains how peer pressure can affect a person. Camilla Cream loves Lima Beans, but she never eats them because the kids in her school don’t like them. The anxious girl fails to feel quite herself.

This is a perfect bedtime story and every parent must read this book to their child to make them understand that no matter what people say or think, it is important to be yourself.

2. Have You Filled A Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud 

Have You Filled A Bucket
Have You Filled A Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud

Carol McCloud has explained that we all have buckets and we feel happy when it is filled and sad when it is empty. Here author emphasizes that every child should try to be a bucket filler. It means a person should try to fill other people’s buckets with the help of good deeds and words. By being mean to others we not only empty their buckets but ours as well.

Here bucket filling and emptying are metaphors used to explain the effects of our actions and words on the well-being of others and ourselves. Using simple language the author explained the concept of self-esteem and happiness that everyone has.

Through daily kindness, compassion, making the right choices, appreciation and love we can increase others’ self-esteem and happiness levels (bucket filling). Read this to your child and ask them every day – Have You Filled Your Bucket Today?

3. Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson

Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson

Famous for the imaginative adventures of Harold who uses his purple crayon to draw, create, and do whatever he wants; this is one of the best books for kids. Boost your young ones to brainstorm and use their imagination to the fullest. This book full of whimsy is known to motivate kids to get into the habit of doodling and drawing.

Related: 20 Best Psychology Books To Improve Your Life

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Louisa Davis

Hi there! I'm just a normal person enjoying the process of life. Practicing Buddhism, I believe in the law of cause and effect. Reading and writing is always a pleasure. I enjoy researching on a range of subjects – science, psychology, and technology. Nothing can satiate my soul than good music, horror movies, psycho-thriller, and crime stuff. I enjoy photography, music and watching comedy videos. Talking to people, learning new experiences, sharing my knowledge through blogs, motivating others are things that I always look forward to.View Author posts