Reading is an essential skill that can help children develop their imagination, language, and cognitive abilities. As a parent or caregiver, reading with your child can be a fun and rewarding activity that helps foster a love of books and learning. In this post, we've compiled a list of 20 books to read with your kids before they turn 10 - books that are sure to delight and inspire them.
1. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak - A classic tale about a boy who travels to a magical land of wild creatures.
2. The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss - A fun and playful story about a cat who wreaks havoc in a house.
3. Charlotte's Web by E.B. White - A heartwarming tale about a spider who befriends a pig and helps save his life.
4. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein - A poignant story about a tree who gives everything to a boy she loves.
5. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling - A magical adventure about a young boy who discovers he's a wizard.
6. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis - A classic tale about four siblings who journey to a magical land.
7. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster - A fantastical adventure about a boy who travels to a magical world.
8. Matilda by Roald Dahl - A story about a brilliant young girl who discovers she has magical powers.
9. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett - A heartwarming tale about a young girl who discovers a hidden garden.
10. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain - A classic tale about a mischievous boy and his adventures.
11. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle - A thrilling adventure through time and space.
12. Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder - A charming and heartwarming tale about a family's journey west.
13. The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner - A story about four orphaned siblings who make a home in an abandoned boxcar.
14. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl - A fantastical adventure about a young boy who travels inside a giant peach.
15. The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo - A heartwarming tale about a brave little mouse who saves a princess.
16. Heidi by Johanna Spyri - A classic tale about a young girl who goes to live with her grandfather in the Swiss Alps.
17. The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams - A heartwarming story about a toy rabbit who becomes real through the power of love.
18. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame - A charming tale about a group of animal friends and their adventures.
19. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum - A classic tale about a girl who travels to a magical land of witches and wizards.
20. The Magic School Bus series by Joanna Cole - A fun and educational series that takes kids on scientific adventures with Ms. Frizzle and her class.
Reading with your child can be a fun and rewarding activity that helps foster a love of books and learning. These 20 books are just a few examples of the countless options available to read with your child before they turn 10. From classic tales to modern favorites, these books offer something for everyone and provide the perfect opportunity for quality time and shared experiences.