Bedtime Stories: Introduce the Kids to One of These Unforgettable Books ...

There are quite a few unforgettable kids’ books that will help your little one form a positive association with reading and books. It’s really important to establish a routine for reading every day since a lot of studies have shown that regular bedtime stories can increase children’s performance in school and also help create strong lifetime bonds with literature and with the parents. So, just grab a book or two every single night and start reading with your kid. Here are 7 unforgettable kids’ books for bedtime reading that will help you make reading fun, both for you and for your little one:

1. The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupéry

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This is definitely one of those unforgettable kids’ books that shouldn’t be missing from your bookshelf. It’s a wonderful story about a pilot stranded in the desert. He wakes up and finds a little prince standing before him, who teaches him about all that’s important in life. It also contains a lot of inspiring quotes, just like this one: “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”

2. The Giving Tree – Shel Silverstein

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This is one of the best kids’ books ever written. It has a lot of illustrations and it uses simple language to describe the selflessness of unconditional love. It’s a wonderful book that you can use to encourage discussions about gratitude and generosity and also, it’s an amazing story of selfless love.

3. Charlotte’s Web – E.B. White

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Since it was first published in 1952, this book has become one of the most loved kids’ books. This beautiful story of a girl named Fern, a pig named Wilbur and a wise spider named Charlotte manages to impress readers everywhere. It’s a beautiful story of friendship with a brilliant mix of playfulness, humor and life lessons.

4. Where the Wild Things Are – Maurice Sendak

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This book is wonderfully illustrated and it offers great lessons in taking ownership of one’s emotions and actions. It’s actually a story about a little boy named Max, who gets sent to his room without eating supper because he didn’t behave nicely. His room transforms into a jungle, he meets the wild things, he becomes their king and learns what it’s like to get everything his way.

5. The Cat in the Hat – Dr. Seuss

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This is a classic book about two kids who are home alone, bored out of their mind, who open the door to a cat that manages to wreck the entire place. In this wonderfully written book, Dr. Seuss manages to entertain and challenge us to open our minds, not to mention that it’s such an interesting and funny story for kids and adults too.

6. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl

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This is another children’s book that you will enjoy reading as an adult too. It’s filled with adventure, fun and more candy than you could ever imagine. It tells us the story of Charlie Bucket, an honest, kind, brave and good kid who wins a tour of Willy Wonka’s famous chocolate factory that turns out to be a real adventure.

7. Peter Pan – J. M. Barrie

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This is definitely one of the greatest of all kids’ stories, and it’s a wonderful fantasy both for kids and adults. It was first published in 1911 and it tells the story of “the boy who wouldn’t grow up” and his adventures with Wendy and the lost boys in Neverland.

There are a lot of wonderful kids’ books out there. I just mentioned a few in this little article but I’m sure that there are many more I could add to this list. Do you know any other unforgettable kids’ books for bedtime reading? Do tell!

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