Skip to content

Indian Authors Advocate 10 Books for Each Little one to Learn


    This text incorporates affiliate hyperlinks. If you buy one thing utilizing one in every of these hyperlinks, The Higher India will get a small fee.

    The easiest way to increase a baby’s creativeness and enhance their language expertise and worldview is by inculcating the behavior of studying in them. I do know that books have been my finest associates rising up. Delving into Harry’s magical world and occurring adventures with the Well-known 5 and Secret Seven enhanced my life as a baby.

    So if you’re interested by gifting your youngster a e book this Kids’s Day, right here’s an inventory of e book suggestions by Indian authors and famend personalities, curated from numerous interviews.

    The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien
    The Lord of The Rings

    The Lord of the Rings is a excessive fantasy collection written by JRR Tolkien, treasured by hundreds of thousands of readers because it was first printed in 1954.

    Steeped in unrivalled magic and otherworldliness, its sweeping fantasy and epic journey have touched the hearts of younger and previous alike.

    In an interview with Books on Toast, creator Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni mentioned that she liked the collection and learnt loads from it. “I like the books and have learnt about world creation from Tolkien,” she mentioned.

    Purchase the e book right here.

    The Famous Five Collection
    The Well-known 5 Assortment

    This collection by Blyton follows 4 kids — Julian, Dick, Anne, George, and their canine Timmy. Their adventures happen throughout their faculty holidays, at George’s home on Kirrin island. They go on treasure hunts and resolve crimes, taking you alongside.

    It’s not simply this collection that’s advisable for youngsters, however nearly all of Blyton’s books. Creator and politician Shashi Tharoor particularly recommends The Well-known 5, The Secret Seven, and Noddy, in a Books on Toast interview. He states that his love for story and phrases have been developed at an early age because of her books.

    Black Beauty
    Black Magnificence by Anna Sewell

    A basic, Black Magnificence is narrated just like the autobiography of a horse by the identical title. The e book takes us via his life as a foal, to his arduous instances as he pulled cabs in London, and later to his life within the countryside. We’re taken via the ups and downs of his life, with every incident educating each kids and adults an ethical of kindness and sympathy.

    Creator Jerry Pinto advisable this e book for youngsters in an interview with On Manorama.

    David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
    David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

    One other basic, David Copperfield is a private favorite. Dickens himself referred to as this e book his ‘favorite youngster’. The e book follows David from his sad childhood to his later life as a author. It’s mentioned that the creator drew from his personal life experiences for this e book, and as you learn it , additionally, you will hate his stepfather and the scheming Uriah Heep, and love folks like Mr Micawber.

    In a Hindustan Occasions interview, Ruskin Bond mentioned that this e book impressed him to start out writing.

    “The one e book that has stayed with me is David Copperfield. I used to be 13 or 14 after I learn it. It inspired me to change into a author. I ran away from dwelling, like David Copperfield. However I needed to return quickly…I ultimately ran out of pocket cash,” mentioned Bond.

    Purchase the e book right here.

     Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
    Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

    In a story of journey, Alice is bored and sitting along with her sister when she spots a rabbit. She follows him down the rabbit gap and enters a world of fantasy referred to as Wonderland.

    Bond has additionally referred to as this one in every of his favorite kids’s books.

    Purchase the e book right here.

    The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
    The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle

    Enter the world of one of many world’s most well-known and eccentric detectives — Sherlock Holmes. The Hound of the Baskervilles is the third Sherlock Holmes novel written by Doyle. On this e book, Sherlock and Dr Watson resolve the thriller of the curse within the Baskerville household.

    This e book is advisable by Anu Kumar.

    In a Hindu interview, she mentioned, “The play-off between Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson that, as I quickly realised, was a staple starting of most Holmes’ tales was immediately participating, as was the eerie, foggy environment of the moors haunted by that ‘gigantic hound’ that Doyle described in such element. Later as a author, Conan Doyle’s evocation of environment and setting nonetheless serve me as beneficial classes.”

    Purchase the e book right here.

    Swami and Friends by R K Narayan
    Swami and Buddies by R Okay Narayan

    The primary e book written by Narayan introduces us to the city of Malgudi, and a schoolboy — Swami. It takes us via the naughty Swami’s life, set within the pre-independence period in India.

    Jerry Pinto described this e book as one in every of his favourites. “I completely love this e book. It’s humorous and it’s actual and it’s heat,” mentioned Pinto to The Hindu.

    Tiya: A Parrot’s Journey Home by Samarpan
    Tiya: A Parrot’s Journey House

    That is the story of a parrot named Tiya, whose world is shattered when an unknown voice urges him to depart his dwelling. The story narrates the parrot’s journey via unusual lands and his interactions with different creatures. “By going out on this planet, Tiya understands its strengths and weaknesses. The story urges you to interrupt the shackles of consolation and embrace life’s adventures,” reads the e book’s synopsis.

    This e book was recommended by Dr A P J Abdul Kalam in an interview given to DNA.

    Just William By Richmal Crompton
    Simply William By Richmal Crompton

    That is the primary e book in a kids’s collection written by Crompton. They comply with the lifetime of the naughty schoolboy — William Brown. William and his associates, who name themselves ‘The Outlaws’, got down to do one thing in each story.

    Ruskin Bond has referred to as this e book a favorite.

    Purchase the e book right here.

    Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
    Homicide on the Orient Categorical

    In one in every of Hercule Poirot’s adventures, he should discover a killer on a luxurious prepare, the Orient Categorical. A snowdrift stops the prepare, and a passenger is lifeless. Poirot should discover the killer, and shortly.

    Ruskin Bond praises Christie’s works.

    “A e book lasts a really very long time if it has a really sturdy central character, which is repeated repeatedly in subsequent books,” referring to Hercule Poirot. He additionally famous that the plot of Hercule Poirot was “eccentric, memorable and bigger than life”.

    Purchase the e book right here.

    Edited by Pranita Bhat

    ‘From Joseph Conrad To Charles Dickens: Ruskin Bond’s Favorite Reads’ by Radhika Dave for BQ Prime, Revealed on 30 June 2019
    ‘I ran away from dwelling, like David Copperfield, says Ruskin Bond’ by Kaushani Banerjee for Hindustan Occasions, Revealed on 02 October 2016
    ‘Ruskin Bond is a fan of Agatha Christie’ Revealed on 29 January 2019, Courtesy You & I
    Books On Toast: Shashi Tharoor
    Books On Toast: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni 
    ‘November 14 is Kids’s Day and we ask authors what they assume kids should completely learn’ by R Krithika for The Hindu, Revealed on 12 November 2019
    ‘Studying is all-encompassing for author Jerry Pinto’ by Neelima Parvathi for Onmanorama, Revealed on 07 August 2022