Most Recommended Books for Primary School Students

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Most Recommended Books for Primary School Students

Every great book is a door to adventure, knowledge, or to a new outlook. Reading is a much more complex task for the human brain rather than watching TV, for example. Reading strengthens brain connections and builds NEW connections. Children learn to love the sound of language before they even notice the existence of printed words on a page.

Reading books aloud to children stimulates their imagination and expands their understanding of the world. It helps them develop language and listening skills and prepares them to understand the written word. Younger children adore colors and vibrant pictures, and Indian publishers have started catering to this segment in a big way.

  1. Ruskin Bond –
    One of the most popular writers knows in India and other countries.  He will remain an eternal favorite for Indian children. Kids will find his descriptions of life in the mountains enchanting. Many of his short stories are familiar reads for school children, as they have been part of the syllabus for decades.
  2. R.K. Narayan – 
    He synonymous with Malgudi, the quintessential small Southern Indian town. Malgudi Schooldays: The Indian version of Swami is a much deeper exploration of childhood, particularly a childhood spent in rural India. Children will empathize with Swami and his schooldays in sleepy little Malgudi town, and adults will be filled with nostalgia.
  3. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson –
    One of the most well-known children’s book based on a girl named Alice and her fantasy world. The book relates to the kids giving wings to their imaginations.
  4. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell – 
    All the animal-loving kids will love this story by Anna Sewell based on a horse named Black Beauty. The story revolves around the life of the horse since childhood. 
  5. Tara’s Elephant by author C G Salamander –
    Tara has decided to get home a huge, gray animal as a pet. However, her parents can’t know and she is trying really hard to hide it. This book in verse with rhyming words and adorable illustrations will leave you and your child wanting more of Tara and her cute pet. 
  6. Gone Grandmother by author Chatura Rao –
    Nina struggles to comprehend the fact that she Nani has gone away, forever. She is looking for answers and author Chatura Rao takes us on a journey filled with warm fuzzy memories, Nina’s vivid imagination, and a sparkle of natural science. Explaining death to a young mind can be complicated and ‘Gone Grandmother’ attempts to help you out a bit.
  7. The Story of Babur by author Parvathi Sharma –
    This book is based on the Babur Nama, in which Babur wrote about his life events, people, and things he liked and disliked. Babur was the first Mughal Emperor of Hindustan, often forgotten because of his successors.  

Today, it’s a pleasure to see books by Indian authors displayed in books stores. Our goal is to motivate children to want to read so they will practice reading independently and, thus, become fluent readers.

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