Top 5 Classic Children’s Books to Read Before Age 10 – by Rahima Anwar Khan

Classic books are stories that bring back our fond memories of childhood. The stories that were adventures in and out of themselves and taught a lesson that we only realize now as adults. They are the untamed tales that had inspired us as kids to further our reading and discover the world of literature. Here are the top five classic books that will take your kids on an adventure of learning and finding the same endearing love for books, as you did when you were a kid.

1. The Paper Bag Princess – by Robert N. Munsch

A brave young Princess saves a Prince by outsmarting a fire breathing dragon in this children’s book. The Paper Bag Princess turns the classic “damsel in distress” on its head by its strong female character.

2. Winnie-the-Pooh – by A.A. Milne

Winnie-the- Pooh undoubtedly everyone’s favorite book, Pooh and his friends embark on adventures together, at the same time learning real life lessons.

3. Madeline – by Ludwig Bemelmans

This greatly illustrated and rhythmic children’s book is on a brave little orphan girl Madeline, who is not afraid of anything, trip to the hospital. This unique poetic book teaches children the diversity in the world, and that not everyone has parents.

4. The Story of Ferdinand – by Munro Leaf

A gentle bull, named Ferdinand would rather sit and smell the flowers than snort and butt heads with other bulls. Ferdinand shows sometimes it’s the small things in life that make us happy.

5. The Wind in the Willows – by Kenneth Grahame

The Wind in the Willows is a sweet and amusing adventure of four unexpected friends a mole, rat, badger, and a toad. Themes of friendship and loyalty run throughout the story.