Saturday, April 10, 2010

Summer Reading!

Summer's finally here! The drenching exams are over for most and every one is excited for the summer break! While the kids are excited, the parents are looking at ways to educate and entertain their kids. Hunt is on for summer schools, arts and craft classes, music or any other art through which the kids get to do something different than the rest of the year. While all these are quite good, Summer Reading should take the highest priority as it will help the child unfold unknown territories while also keeping the child stay indoors when the sun is scorching.

While reading is fun, reading just about anything will not do justice to it. It is a challenging task for the parent or the child to pick the books with the right ingredients of fun and information. EveningHour did some research on books for children and has the following recommendations for children 8 years and above.

Series

1.Enid Blyton Series
2.Magic School Bus Series
3.Magic tree House Series
4.Ruskin Bond Short Stories
5.Roald Dahl Series
 
Titles
Charlotte's Web by E.B. WhiteStuart Little by E.B. White
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
Frankenstein, by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Lord of the Rings by J R R Tolkien
The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
I, Robot (The Robot Series), by Isaac Asimov.
All Enid Blyton books
Harry Potter Series
Horowitz: Alex Rider Adventure series
Adams: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 
 Summer is also the time to introduce classics to the children.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Alice's adventures in Wonderland
Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a horse
A Christmas Carol
Around the world in Eighty Days
Little Women
Peter Pan
The Arabian Nights
The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

In addition to fiction stories, it is absolutely necessary to introduce great personalities and also habits to the children to get them inspired to achieve something great and substantial.

Covey: The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teen
Biographies and Auto-biographies of important people from various fields.

This is only a subset to start with. We will keep them coming and we hope you keep on reading!

1 comment:

  1. It is great that the Enid Blyton series comes on top of your list. Yes, her books are quite exciting in that as a child I could hardly put any of her books down. Thus, this explains why I decided to write and publish a book on Enid Blyton, titled, The Famous Five: A Personal Anecdotage (www.bbotw.com).
    Stephen Isabirye

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