Books to read before turning 12

Reading can prove to be an excellent hobby for children. Books can take you to an imaginary world of fiction and magical lands. Not only it helps help broaden their imagination and additionally helps enhance their vocal and thinking ability.

Some books have shaped the generation and are loved by many kids throughout the world. Following are some intriguing stories that your child would love to read. 

1) The Jungle Book By Rudyard Kipling (1894)

This book attracts children right from the beginning due to its unique and captivating setting and theme. It is a good story for children of all ages. The English used is plain and simple that helps improve grammar and reading skills. 

The Jungle Book is a classic tale that depicts a relationship between a man and the beasts. Mowgli is a child saved by the wolves from the fierce tiger. He grows up with animals and makes good friends like Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther. He soon realized that living in the jungle is not all about having fun, danger could be lurking anywhere at any time. 

2) Peter Pan by J.M Barrie (1911)

It is another classic tale full of thrilling adventure. It is full of creativity and regarded as one of the best works in the fiction genre. The book also teaches morals like good always wins. 

The story follows the adventure of a fairy named Peter Pan, who never grows up. Peter Pan convinces Wendy and her brother to come for an adventure to Neverland with Tinkerbell. They meet pirates, mermaids and fairies on an unforgettable trip to Neverland-A place full of beauty and fiction.

3) Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone By J.K Rowling (1997)

Harry Potter is a well-executed debut novel. The book is filled with adventure, magic and lovable characters. The story takes you into a mysterious magical world with an intense storyline. The book is hard to put down. 

The story follows the journey of a boy named Harry Potter, whose life takes a twist after receiving an invitation into Hogwarts school of witchcraft when he finds out he has wizard ancestry. 

4) Mostly The Honest Truth Jody J. Little (2019)

This is a very different novel from the above-mentioned stories. It is an excellent choice if your child does not prefer fiction. The story is somewhat sad but also heartwarming and inspiring. 

The story is about 12 years old Jane. She is admitted into the foster home as her father is sent to rehab. Jane soon realizes that family is much more than blood and that a home is where the heart is.

5) Diary Of A Wimpy Kid By Jeff Kenny (2007)

The book is funny and impossible to put down. The story is about a middle-schooler, Greg, who wants to be popular at school. There was online publishing in 2004 before the initial print three years later. Kids love this series due to its relatability and hilarious settings.

Final Thoughts  

Reading is one of the most rewarding activities. Adapting it as a hobby can help your child achieve academic success as well as adequate learning.