One of the best ways to instil a love of reading and bond with your child is to read aloud regularly. From Better Reading’s Top 50 Kid’s Books, here’s a list of beloved classics they will absolutely adore – just like you did at their age. Snuggle up.
A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh is nothing less than a true children’s classic. Winnie-the-Pooh may be a bear of very little brain, but thanks to his friends Piglet, Eeyore and, of course, Christopher Robin, he’s never far from an adventure. In this, the first story, Pooh gets into a tight place, nearly catches a Woozle and heads off on an ‘expotition’ to the North Pole.#20 in Australia’s Top 50 Kids’ Books
A delightful collection of some of May Gibbs′s most charming ′bush babies′ stories. The stories include Flannel Flowers and Other Bush Babies, Wattle Babies, Boronia Babies and Gum-Blossom Babies plus Nuttybub and Nittersing. Poor Nittersing was stolen by a Banksia Man when he was a tiny baby and now it is up to his friend Nuttybub : that brave and fearless young Nut : to rescue him, with the help of Mr Lizard. This is a deed that takes several years, so they experience many exciting adventures along the way.#19 in Australia’s Top 50 Kids’ Books
Fly away with Peter Pan!Peter Pan and Tinkerbell lead the three Darling children over the rooftops of London and away to Neverland – the island where the Lost Boys play. Magic and mischief are in the air but, if villainous Captain Hook has his way, before long someone will be swimming with the crocodiles . . .#39 in Australia’s Top 50 Kids’ Books
This is the much-loved classic tales of Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad. When Mole goes boating with Ratty instead of doing his spring-cleaning, he discovers a whole new world. As well as adventures on the river and in the Wild Wood, there are high jinks on the open road with that reckless ruffian, Mr Toad of Toad Hall. Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad become the firmest of friends, but after Toad’s latest escapade, can they join together and beat the wretched weasels once and for all?#26 in Australia’s Top 50 Kids’ Books
The classic story from the one and only Dr. Seuss. When Sam-I-am persists in pestering a grumpy grouch to eat a plate of green eggs and ham, perseverance wins the day, teaching us all that we cannot know what we like until we have tried it! The perfect book for early readers.#15 in Australia’s Top 50 Kids’ Books
One wet, rainy day while mother is out, a boy and a girl sit dejectedly in their chairs, watching the rain beat against the window. They’re bored. Suddenly, in bursts a large cat in a tall striped hat, ready to play – and not just ordinary games, oh no! This cat likes to create mischief and mayhem, and to aid him, he brings Thing One and Thing Two. These two small fuzzy blue imps race around the house, wreaking havoc. Who’s going to clean up this mess? This most famous of all the Beginner Books has been beloved by readers young and old since 1957.#30 in Australia’s Top 50 Kids’ Books
With his unique combination of hilarious stories, zany pictures and riotous rhymes, Dr. Seuss has been delighting young children and helping them learn to read for over fifty years. Creator of the wonderfully anarchic Cat in the Hat, and ranked among the UK’s top ten favourite children’s authors, Seuss is firmly established as a global best-seller, with nearly half a billion books sold worldwide.#22 in Australia’s Top 50 Kids’ Books