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Reading books is a good habit for all. Especially children must cultivate the habit of reading books. The most worst thing in the society is ignorance. To survive in this competitive world, everyone should get knowledge on all issues. So, children must be aware of all the realities in life. Naturally, Children like to play. They don’t show much interest in reading books. But, in this modern world so many books are especially written for children to entertain and create interest in them. These books are mainly focus on two important things such as entertainment and education. They play an eminent role in entertaining and guiding the children into a right path.
Children prefer the most interesting and interactive stories. While reading these books they do not loose their interest in the middle of the story. So, by considering and keeping this point in the mind books are written to attract the children. These books are classified into various categories such as traditional books, story books and fiction books.
During their development stage children have various imaginations and lot of questions in their mind. Parents and teachers should guide and create an interest of reading books in the children. So,are very helpful and useful for kids to get knowledge about this amazing world. Among all the books children like fairy tales and adventurous story books. To attract the children these stories are described with animated pictures. Children prefer the books which were written in simple language.
Nowadays numerous books are available for children in the market. Among those, the best children’s books are Harry Potter, Huckleberry Finn and Jungle book. These are the best selling books. It is so difficult to write books for the children because the writer do not have any specific point in his mind.
Children show interest in reading such books which contain a child character in them. The most interesting thing is that encyclopedia is also written in simple language for children to make easy to understand.
Today the parents can purchase the bestnot only from the book stores but also from online book stores. Children often forget what they taught in the class room. MP3 audio books are very useful to recall their lesson with in short time. So, the are playing a vital role in entertaining and enlightening spirit in the young minds.
Reading books is an elemental part of education. They benefit massively, gaining intellectual wellbeing at a young age. The earlier a youngster grasps the joys of reading, the earlier your kid can gain more experiences and knowledge. From an early age, children are exposed to nursery rhymes and then to the fairy tales. Classic books have stood the test of time and future generations of kids still have will absolutely enjoy them like many of us have. They provide fun stories and lessons, and commonly have been adopted by scholars from around the globe.
Classic books have stood their time and future generations of children still have yet to enjoy them like most of us have. They have provide fun stories and lessons, and universally have been adopted by students from across the world.
First published in 1812, Swiss Family Robinson, is a great novel that tells of a Swiss family who got castaway in the East Indies while on their way to Port Jackson, Australia. “The Amazing Magician of Oz” by L Frank Baum shouldn’t be forgotten and should be on anyone’s list of. A Xmas Carol is a tale of ethics about an old and sour miser by the name of Ebenezer Scrooge. It is a classic that definitely stands the test of time. Jonathan Swift’s “Gulliver’s Travel” is one of the most well liked classics of English literature. So is the book Shakespeare, but that maybe more suitable for high school students studying literature.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn relates the journeys of “Huck” and his relationship with Jim, a runaway slave. It is a story all children love. There are many classic older children’s books to select from and we mentioned just some of the most well known stories. These stories never grow old as they can be read time after time again even by adults.
Here’s a list of more great books for older children to read – these are definitely must reads:
Charlotte’s Web, by E.B. White.
Stuart Little, by E.B. White.
Superfudge, by Judy Blume.
Freckle Juice, by Judy Blume.
How to Eat Fried Worms, by Thomas Rockwell.
The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger.
James and the Giant Peach, by Roald Dahl.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by Roald Dahl.
Children’s Books or children’s literature is very hard to define and categorised, there is no set genre for children to enjoy. Sometimes, a children’s book became more popular and enjoyable by the teenagers and adults and vice versa. The demand for Children’s Books has been there from the time memorable and will remain forever.
Children’s literature or Children’s Books can be categories into six major class, namely early childhood picture books, traditional literature, fiction, non-fiction, biography and autobiography and poetry and verses. Children’s literature constitutes those books that are actually selected and read by children.
Children’s of all country can relate to each other very easily and their interest are also same many times. Children’s have unique taste and interest, although Harry Potter may be an all-time favourite for children’s all over the globe. But, they prefer funny books over fairy tales when it comes to bedtime stories. The three top favourite books in bedtime stories are The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffer, the Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle and the BFG by Roald Dahl.
There are many writers and authors who popularised the Children’s literature or Children’s Books through their brilliant work. John Amos Comenius, the author of Orbis Pictus, the book considered to be the first picture book specifically for children. Charles Perrault is believed to be the one who laid the foundations of the fairy tale, Perrault stories include Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Puss in Boots. Hans Christian Anderson is best known for his fairy tales, such as The Snow Queen, The Little Mermaid, The Emperor’s New Clothes and The Ugly Duckling. Roald Dahl have written some very popular children’s books, such as The BFG, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Matilda.
When we talk about Children’s Books, its very hard to skip the name of J.K. Rowling, the creator of Harry Porter series. She is one of the best-known children’s author today and also the most successful. The book on Harry Porter series have been sold in more than 300 million copies worldwide and are translated into more than 63 languages.
Many Children’s Books have been made into feature films and are equally successful in this medium. Like the Alice in Wonderland, the BFG series and the Harry Porter series. These all series collected a huge amount when released worldwide in cinema halls and multiplexes. All these movies based on popular Children’s Books are not only popular among children’s but it has adult audience also. With the collection of these movies, more and more popular Children’s Books got inspired and are being made into movies.
Not only fairy tales or funny books are popular among children’s, but children’s are always into look-out for some unique and informative content. It no longer only the fairy tales or funny books, which fascinates children’s image. Even parents are pushing their children’s to read book those have unique and informative content. Now a days parents are always in search and buying those unique and informative content books, which will help their children’s to develop intellect understanding and gain wisdom.
Children’s books are in demand all over the world and more and more writers and authors are coming up with some new books. The potential in the market is immense and Children’s are more into reading in these era than previously and they are enjoying it the fullest. Today’s children are more focused, determined and eager to read and learn about anything and everything.
No matter how old or young you are you can look back and remember theyou read as a young person. Whether you became an adult yesterday, a long time ago or absolutely refuse to make that transition in your life you can look back and think about the books that you loved in the past. They were special to you for many reasons maybe they helped you through a tough time or broaden your imagination or even gave you the courage to believe in your dreams, I would encourage you to revisit these and remember what made so special to you then and maybe you can even uncover something new about them as well. By doing this you not only reconnect with these you enjoyed as a but this will help you to be able to excite your about the book as well.
If you skipped making friends with some wonderful book as a young reader yourself or if you haven’t read any children’s literature recently I would encourage you to get involved with some of thethat have come out in recent years. Children do sometimes follow the example they see so if we read the books we want them to read it could help encourage them to read… if it doesn’t help it won’t hurt and you might even enjoy it.
Some of my favorite “then” books are:
• The Box Car Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
• Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne
• Peter Rabbit by Beatrice Potter
• Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
• The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
• Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne
• The Hobbit by J. R. R Tolkien
• The Narnia series by C. S. Lewis
Yes my tastes were and still are all over the place. I love reading a good story and the best stories have been written in my opinion by those who wrote and write children’s literature. I have continued to read these good stories written by the incredibly talented children’s writers of today and below are some really good ones in my “now” orfavorites:
• Harry Potter series by J. K Rowling
• Charlie Bone by Jenny Nimmo
• The Magyk series by Angie Sage
• The Spiderwick Chronicles by Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black
• The Chronicles of Ancient Darkness by Michelle Paver
• Little Critter series by Mercer Mayer
• The Sisters Grimm series by Michael Buckley
• Ink Heart series by Cornelia Funke
I have began reading several other books that I am excited about and will continue to search out wonderful new stories to enjoy for myself and to recommend to young readers and all those who enjoy a really good story. I will also continue to write my own books and hope they will become special friends that others can read and remember with affection as I do with my, the books I read as a young reader.
Published in 1963, Shel Silverstein’s “Lafcadio: The Lion That Shot Back,” is the story of a youngthat challenges the machinations of society albeit inadvertently when he refuses to act in accordance with the flow of the natural world. This of course is frowned upon by the other Lions and hunters. As the subplot to this story involves and , it is interesting that Silverstein’s classic was first published during the outbreak of the Vietnam War. Whether or not this is mere coincidence is not known.
The story of Lafcadio begins when a group of hunters begin firing shots throughout the pride lands of Africa. When all of thes in the immediate area begin to quickly disperse, Lafcadio, a young lion (the name Uncle Shelby or Shel Silverstein ultimately gives him) questions why it is that he should run away from these so-called “hunters” even if it did mean imminent doom. So after all of the run for their lives, Lafcadio stays back just so he can catch a glimpse of one of the hunters, as he is curious to see what these hunters looked like. Well, when he and a hunter do come face-to-face, the hunter says to him plainly,”I am going to shoot you.” Lafcadio then responds with, “But I give up” and just to prove it, he raises his paws in the air. What ensues is a debate between the two in which the hunter must shoot the young lion in spite of the fact that Lafcadio is willing to surrender to the hunter without protest. After all this transpires and when Lafcadio asks him why it is that the hunter still insists on shooting him, the hunter simply says,”Because I am [going to].”
Now, rest assured, Lafcadio doesn’t get shot by the hunter, because in his infinite wisdom, the hunter forgets to load his gun before joining his safari. In response to this, Lafcadio tells the hunter, “I am going to eat you,” and when the hunter asks him why, he says, “Because I am.” And of course he does. What follows is that Lafcadio takes up the “funny stick” which is the gun (which used to belong to the hunter) and begins practicing again and again until he becomes a world-class sharpshooter. He goes on to become the best in the world when a circus man discovers him and takes him out of the jungle to find fame and fortune. Much later on and by the end of the story, Lafcadio finds that he’s tired of living the life of a successful world-class sharpshooter and so at the suggestion of the circus man, he returns to the pride lands and reunites with his pride only to find that he doesn’t want to be neither lion nor human, as he isn’t fit for either lifestyle.
One of the important lessons that the late Shel Silverstein exhibits in this story is that all of us have choices in life. At the beginning of the story in which Lafcadio meets the first hunter who was bent on killing him, the hunter did in fact have a choice to either kill or to not kill, plain and simple, just as Lafcadio had the choice to either run and or to stand up to adversity. One could safely argue that it was indeed curiosity and NOT bravery that kept Lafcadio from running, but in either case, he had a choice. Whereas Lafcadio offeredand harmony to the hunter whose sole obsession was killing, the hunter had no real viable reason to kill Lafcadio as the young lion was friendly and courteous in his offer of an posed no danger.
Such reasoning leaves me to believe that Silverstein was in fact a pacifist and so did not believe infor sport. Such message speaks volumes about the reasoning behind our race which creates s and kill innocent lives simply for the sake of killing, as it has no real value or purpose in the eyes of nature. Perhaps each of us can learn a valuable lesson from Lafcadio after all, whose curiosity changed the scope of killing without purpose.
Thank you for reading.