From picture books to novels, let your little one embark on the journey of life with books – her best and most loyal companions – by his side.

Books are a child’s best and most loyal companions. Fan your child’s reading addiction with these must reads.


We’ve talked about why and how you should inculcate reading. And if you are concerned about age read this –

Reading Milestones – What to expect

With that out of the way, let’s jump straight into books that you should get for your child if you really want your darling to develop and sustain this addiction. You can go slow and buy one as a gift for every occasion or milestone. That’s why we’ve sorted them by age group. Worried about your budget? Look at the bottom of this post.

Without further delay here goes –


Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

Challenging the reader at every step while the pigeon tries every which way – whining, wheedling, and fighting – to get into the driving seat, this hilarious Caldecott Honor-winning picture book is perfect for teaching your little one about the consequences of temper tantrums.

Goodnight, Goodnight Construcion Site

A lovely nightly routine to teach your child to say Good Night while at the same time fanning his (or her) love for construction vehicles and learning about them together before you cuddle down. Goodnight … is a great investment for the artwork alone! And so is the sequel Mighty, Mighty, Construction Site.

Goodnight Moon

The rhythmic text of this lullaby will send your infant or toddler into a dream world full of fairies, bunnies, and teddies. It’s been chosen as the best bedtime read for BookTrust and Supernanny.

The Snowy Day

Vividly illustrated by Elena Temporin, The Snowy Day and other books in the USBORNE Picture Book series help with early introduction of different concepts and subjects for your child. Teach your child about climate while opening up a dreamy world of snowflakes, frogs, squirrels and frozen nuts.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The reminiscent journey of The Very Hungry Caterpillar through the stages of its transformation not only educates but also challenges your child to recall days of the week, names of food and so on while helping the caterpillar. Designed specifically for self-reading, gift this one to your 4-5-year-old and help him recognize familiar words through the text.

Collections for Age 7+

The Complete Tales & Poems of Winnie-the-Pooh

Embark on every new adventure with the legendary bumbling and fumbling Winnie the Pooh and his friend Tigger, Piglet, and Eeyore. This complete set of Pooh adventures will keep your little one occupied for hours, even if he’s just browsing because the illustrations by Ernest H. Shepard are so great. And of course kudos to A. A. Milne for bringing this particular group of friends to life. Want a complete list? Write to us and we’ll email it to you.

Mercy Watson – Collection of Adventures

Six adventures of a piglet called Mercy all boxed and ready to be gifted. Dubbed a bestselling series by New York Times Mercy Watson foils a theft, drives a car, and fits herself into a tutu. Here’s what’s inside the box –

  1. Mercy Watson to the Rescue
  2. Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride
  3. Mercy Watson Fights Crime
  4. Mercy Watson: Princess in Disguise
  5. Mercy Watson Thinks Like a Pig
  6. Mercy Watson: Something Wonky This Way Comes

Ivy + Bean, Book

The story of two pranksters who help one another and make you hold your belly laughing – Ivy+Bean books are great for kids of almost any age. The characters of Ivy and Bean are vividly brought to life by Annie Barrows. The focus is on readability and comprehension. This particular collection contains books 1-8 – a perfect start to reading for your 10-year-old.

The Five Find Outers

This is a series that is worth every penny you invest. An evergreen set of adventure stories that takes five friends and their dog into weird and often dangerous situations from which they are extricated by their friend Super Intendent Jenks. The books will send you and your little one into peals of laughter at Mr. Goon’s antics even as he learns about the bonds of friendship.

Harry Potter Set of 7 Titles

Seven magical wizardries of Harry Potter all packed into a beautiful box is the perfect gift for your pre-teen. Let the fun begin.


Nancy Drew

Want a safe way to introduce teenage romance and dating? Nancy Drew series is the perfect answer to your dilemma. Get this first collection of 5 novels packed with adventure, family love, friendship and romance. Let your teen and young adult enjoy the thrill while he learns about love and loyalty.

The Hunger Games Trilogy and The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

In the outlying lands of Panem a forgotten capitol in North America plays do or die hunger games with young girls and boys. If horror is your thing – or your kids’ – this one is a must read.

Dairy of a Wimpy Kid

Experience the adventures of the most unpopular boy in school even as he struggles to gain popularity. All he wants is to be one of them. Will his wish be granted? The books are available in various combination sets. Take your pick. Here are some of the more popular titles:

Diary Of a Wimpy KidDiary Of a Wimpy Kid – The Third Wheel
Diary Of a Wimpy Kid – Rodrick RulesDiary Of a Wimpy Kid – Hard Luck
Diary Of a Wimpy Kid – The Last StrawDiary Of a Wimpy Kid – The Long Haul
Diary Of a Wimpy Kid – Dog DaysDiary Of a Wimpy Kid – Old School
Diary Of a Wimpy Kid – The Ugly TruthDiary Of a Wimpy Kid – Double Down
Diary Of a Wimpy Kid – Cabin FeverDiary Of a Wimpy Kid – The Getaway.

Fates and Furies

This New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist is the story of Lotto and Mathilde a madly in love couple and their life. Through these two characters, author Lauren Groff puts forth the perspectives of both husband and wife wrapped in a bundle of emotions from comedy to tragedy.

A Little Life

The tale of loyalty, bonding, and emotion among men narrated as never before – A Little Life is the story of a group of college buddies who come together to help a friend fight the nightmares he is experiencing.

If you are really tickled by any of these books but are looking for a better bargain see if you can find it among these discount offers on select titles. Can’t wait for your paperback version? Join Kindle and read the book on any device or get your own Kindle Reader and download thousands of books.

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