10 books your child is sure to love

Posted by Ranjani Indrajith on 09.07.2021
Children's books

As children hit the age of 6, they begin to undergo many emotional changes. With increased attention spans and creative thinking skills, kids this age can read books for a longer amount of time. And when you give them the right books and tools, they turn into enthusiastic and successful readers!

Here are the top 10 book recommendations for your child from My Chapter One (reading age 5-14).

1. The Bad Seed by Jory John (5-8 years)

A tale about a bad seed that behaves poorly and indulges in lying, rudeness, and uncleanliness alarming his fellow seeds, this picture book slowly unfolds into discovering the importance of self-awareness. 

1 The Bad Seed

2. Manjhi Moves a Mountain by Nancy Churnin (5+ years)

The remarkable true story of Dashrath Manjhi who spent twenty years sculpting away at a mountain to carve a path to achieve his desires, Manjhi Moves a Mountain tells a tale of patience, love, and determination.

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3. As Brave as You by Jason Reynolds (10-13 years)  

In As Brave As You by Jason Reynolds, three generations of men – each powerful and independent in their own right – grapple with their history and their emotions.

3 As Brave As You

4. The Random House Book of Poetry for Children by Jack Prelutsky (5-11 years)

This beloved classic poetry book offers both hilarious and illuminating poems for kids, personally selected by the USA’s first Children's Poet Laureate, Jack Prelutsky. 

4 The Random House Book of Poetry

5. Grandma's Bag of Stories by Sudha Murty (5+ years)  

Grandma's amazing stories told over long summer days and nights to seven children who enjoy life in her little village, this book inspires and educates children, and is one to stay in their memories forever.

5 Grandmas Bag of Stories

6. Malgudi Days by R.K Narayan (5+ years)

Malgudi Days presents Narayan’s imaginary city vividly and allows a peek into India as it was several decades ago. This collection of 32 short stories paints powerful, magical portraits of all kinds of people and reveals the real essence of India and its human experience.

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7. My Mother's Sari by Sandhya Rao (3-14 years)

The vibrant colours and delicate beauty of her mother's saris inspire flights of fantasy in a little girl. To her, the sari is a train, a river, a rope, a place to hide, and finally, a hammock where she can rest after play. This book shows us that for a child's creative mind, toys are everywhere!

7 My Mothers Sari

8. Kiki's Delivery Service by Eiko Kadono & Joe Todd- Standon (4+ years)

Kiki's Delivery Service is a lovely story told about a spunky trainee witch, Kiki, who follows her maternal tradition and leaves home to find a new village. She sets out with her beloved black cat Jiji on an exciting journey, making new friends along the way.

8 Kikis Delivery Service

9. The Queen's Nose by Dick King-Smith (8–12 years)

From the number one author for animal magic comes this wonderful new edition of a much-loved classic! Harmony's uncle sends her on a treasure trail – which disappointingly ends in her finding a 50p piece. But the coin is a magic one, and when you rub the queen's nose, your wishes will come true!

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10. Clarice Bean, That's Me by Lauren Child (8-12 years)

Clarice Bean just wants to be alone, but finding privacy in her house is a challenge. She lives with her mother, father, and grandfather, shares a room with her younger brother. and has an older brother and sisters too. And living heaped on top of each other like this leads to a big fight!

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Filled with adventure, fantasy, love, and life lessons, these books encourage contemplation and imagination in children. Some recent releases and some timeless classics, these favourites of ours introduce children to ideas and cultures beyond their own and are sure to get them hooked on reading.

About My Chapter One

My Chapter One helps children dive into the world of books and fall in love with reading. It maneuvers kids away from digital entertainment and towards wholesome real-time fun, through reading sessions and activities devoted to iconic books. My Chapter One handpicks reading instructors who guide children towards becoming independent readers, and subsequently, more imaginative, empathetic, and academically-inclined individuals. All in all, our company’s goal is to create a world of little readers, bright-eyed at the prospect of a new book.

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About the author

Ranjani is an educator with over two decades of drawing children to books. Ranjani founded My Chapter One with a vision of getting a book into the hands of every child the company came across. She is deeply committed to this cause and works consistently to provide services that our students love and trust.

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