Reading books to your children is an effective way to make your child grow with an abundance of valuable knowledge and life skills. It nourishes the tenderness of minds and opens up the imaginative world.

However, the question arises which books to choose. Parents can choose books for children according to their understanding level. For your assistance, we have listed down some of the best books to read to your children.

1. Panchtantra Tales

Panchtantra Tales is one of the very famous English adapted books which contains a lot of interesting stories and each story has a valuable lesson to learn. It’s one of the must-read books for children. Read these stories to your children and let them foster their emotional intelligence and empathy while learning valuable life lessons.

2. The Complete Tales and Poems of Winnie-the-Pooh

The Complete Tales and Poems of Winnie-the-Pooh is a very entertaining and inspirational book to read. The characters reflect all the life behaviors like humble, silly, wise, cautious, creative, etc. All the stories are very well-framed and have an amazing storyline. Your child will surely become a fan of Winnie-the-Pooh from the first part itself.

3. Harry Potter Books

Harry Potter is a very famous series of seven fantasy novels written by J.K Rowling. The chronicle depicts the life of Harry Potter, a young wizard who studies at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The storyline is very interesting and inspiring. It shows how Harry struggles and fights against Voldemort, a dark wizard who wants to become immortal.

4. Secret Seven by Enid Blyton

Fictional storybook that features a Secret Seven Society which is a group of child detectives. The group consists of Peter (the head of the society), Janet (Peter's sister), Pam, Barbara, Jack, Colin, and George. The story revolves around solving clues, questioning peoples, hunting for more clues, shadowing suspicious characters, and much more. Your child will surely enjoy these highly adventurous and suspense thrilling stories.

5. The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams is one of the most read British children’s books. Your child will surely be influenced by the powerful and emotional storyline of the book. The main character of the plot is a stuffed rabbit who desires to become the real love of his owner. The rabbit’s owner is a small boy who got this rabbit as a Christmas gift. The boy plays more with his other new presents and forgets the velveteen rabbit. The complete story arc is very interesting and your child will also grasp some valuable life lessons.


Reading books is an immersive experience which has a lot of benefits. It  develops your thinking abilities, improves language skills and vocabulary, increases concentration, and boosts emotional intelligence. There are a lot more benefits one can get by building a habit of reading books.

As a parent, it’s your responsibility to inspire your children to read books.So start reading interesting books to them thereby you can effectively develop their interest and habit of reading.