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Reading is a good habit, not only helps you expand one’s knowledge about the world but also effectively supports their progress in learning English. Check out these 10 children’s books that you can recommend to your students to practice reading skills at home!
Alice in Wonderland
Alice in Wonderland is a novel by British author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (Lewis Carroll). Throughout the content of the story is a dream about the journey of little Alice into a magical land with countless surprises and strangeness. This work of fiction will help unleash students’ imaginations of a colorful wonderland and make their English learning much more enjoyable.
Gone with the Wind
Gone with the wind is a name that is no longer strange to readers as well as “movie nerds”. The novel revolves around the life and love story full of ups and downs of Scarlett O’Hara – a beautiful lady in the landowner family in the South of America. The film adapted from this book also became a classic, a monument in American cinema.
Grimm’s Fairy Tales
Surely, our childhoods are all associated with at least one of these names: Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, The Wolf and the Seven Little Goats, The Frog Prince…. These are highly educational stories, directing people towards the good. And few people know that these stories are in the treasure of Grimm’s fairy tales – a famous collection of German folklore. With 60 different stories, moderate length, this will definitely be a very good choice for you to practice reading English.
Pinocchio – the long-nosed wooden man is a character quite familiar to our childhood. Created by elderly carpenter Mister Geppetto in the remote Italian countryside, the wooden puppet Pinocchio dreams of becoming a boy in the flesh. He often lies and makes up stories for various reasons and each time, his nose grows a little longer. Lovely story, words are also quite simple because it is especially a story for children, will be a good work for you to choose.
The Call of the Wild
The peculiarity of this novel is the main character – a dog named Buck. Buck has been tamed and pampered, but after being kidnapped from the farm, becoming a sled dog, the dog begins to have to start adapting to a miserable life, fighting for survival. After a hunting trip, witnessing the desolation and bloody scene with his loyal owner Buck, his feelings suddenly turned into pain, making Buck become wilder than ever.
With this novel, you will be taken through the wild lands, the battles, the hardships of the reins, the trail…
The Da Vinci Code
The Da Vinci Code is one of the best-selling books in the world with over 40 million copies sold and translated into 44 languages. The content of the novel revolves around the Catholic Church’s conspiracy to hide the truth about Jesus. This will be a top choice for those who love the thriller and detective genre.
“The Giver” begins in a very engaging way and grabs the reader’s attention right from the start. This novel has easy-to-understand grammar. Much of the grammar is past tense and past perfect. All sentences are very short and throughout the story the content is very clear. This is a longer book than the ones mentioned above. However, since it’s easy to read, you can finish it quickly.
The most famous novel by American writer Ernest Hemingway. The book is about a brave old Cuban fisherman, and the battle against Marlin the giant fish. Hemingway’s clear, coherent writing style and concise sentence structure make the book a great resource for English learners.
The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby is also a name that is no less in the vast arsenal of classic novels. A novel through the life full of ups and downs of Jay Gatsby – a typical wealthy tycoon of American society in the 20s of the last century through the honest and emotional narrative of his neighbor Nick Carraway. However, it is something to be cherished that Gatsby comes up from nothing, has a dark past and a mysterious love. He reached the peak of glory but in the end lost everything and returned to dust…
Classified as one of the classics of children’s literature in the world, Peter Pan by James Mathher Barrie (1860-1937), is a wondrous work born of a rich imagination combined with a unique storytelling. “All children, except one, grow up” – The story of the wonderful adventure of Wendy, John, Michael and Peter Pan to Neverland began like that.
Almost everyone knows the story of “Peter Pan”, which is why this book is so easy to read. Being familiar with a story helps the reader understand the book better. This book is aimed at children, but it continues to be enjoyed by adults around the world.