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10 Books All Kids Should Read Before They’re 14

Books All Kids Should Read Before They’re 14

Reading can give endless perspectives to children on human interaction. While encountering new situations, they will need a large base of knowledge that books can offer them. Reading also offers a lot of educational benefits such as critical thinking, vocabulary, verbal communication and many more. These skills will help your child regardless of the path they choose. So, there are a lot of advantages of reading to children. Here is a list of 10 books that every kid should read before they turn 14.

The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

There was a time when the Jungle book main character Mowgli was the hero of several children in India, and why not he was brave, honest, loyal and a true friend. If you have watched this famous cartoon series on television, you might feel thrilled and excited to read it to your children. 

Hercules: The Man, The Myth, and the Hero

If you want to give your child an idea of greek mythology, then this book is the best one to start. It was first published in the year 1997 and written by Kathryn Lasky. This book covers everything from Hercules's birth to his fights. Though the book contains some complex vocabulary, it's worth reading as the protagonist discovers himself in his journey.

Black beauty by Anna Sewell

Black beauty is an incredible story written by English author Anna swell in her last years of life. The novel highlights the hardships and cruelty that working animals such as horses face every day. This unique story will help instil kindness, compassion and respect for animals in your children.

The Vedas and the Upanishads for children by Roopa Pai

Vedas and the Upanishads are the most fascinating and thought-provoking ancient Indian literature. It gives insights into some of the most mind-boggling questions, such as what is universe consists of, Who am I, why are we here and many more. The author has beautifully reinterpreted the ancient wisdom texts of India for children and therefore it is a must-read.

The boy who dreamed of infinity by Amy Alznauer

Your children will get motivated to study maths by reading this book that is based on great Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan. He was a self-taught mathematician who reinvented mathematics. Your little genius will get introduced to the mathematics concepts through this book, thanks to the author and mathematician Amy Alznauer.

Night walk to the sea by Deborah Wiles

You can help your child understand the marvels of nature through this fantastic book. Your children will learn a lot of things about wildlife when they read about the crabs that live in sand and the organisms that make the water shine at night. Night walk to the sea will also help your child learn about the environmental activist Rachel Carsen. She did a remarkable job educating people on the excessive use of chemicals in the environment. Best schools in Nalagarh encourage students to study books outside their curriculum to improve their language skills and vocabulary.

Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

The book contains the beautiful story of a young girl who feels lonely after her mother left her. She finds an abandoned dog in the grocery store and brings him home. The girl and the dog Winn-Dixie become friends; the dog helps the girl make new friends. The book broadly highlights three things- friendship, loneliness and courage.


Research confirmed that reading involves a complex network of signals and circuits. And as your child gets used to reading, his neural network will become stronger, which will strengthen their brain. Also, their ability to empathize will increase by connecting to the fiction stories that they read. They will develop skills that will help them navigate and maintain social relationships. We hope the above books will teach your children meaningful values and help them discover themselves. Give these books a try, and let us know your child’s experiences in the comment section.