These classic children’s masterpieces, which span the decades 1870 to 200s, are all must-reads for readers of all ages. Here is a handful of the top ten kids’ literature in English.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Edward Lear and Lewis Carroll were the masters of Victorian nonsense literature, Lewis Carroll is renowned for his novel Alice in Wonderland. His July 1862 ship excursion from Oxford served as inspiration for the tale, which was originally printed in 1865.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
American author Lyman disliked the gore in several kid’s fairy tales. To give kids something like fairy-tale literature that wasn’t filled with terror was what drove him to create this story. The novel is a typical case of young-adult children’s fiction.
The Railway Children by E. Nesbit
The Railway Youngsters, Nesbit’s best work, concentrates on a subject that permeates all of her famous pieces: kids experiencing a sense of “wonder” and action in the reality surrounding them. Owing to the author’s capacity to make the audience feel for the protagonists, the book has become a masterpiece of children’s stories.
Wind in the Willows, written by Kenneth Grahame
Although Grahame attempted to locate a publisher for The Wind in the Willows, Theodore Roosevelt, the President of the United States of America, provided his backing, and Grahame presented the manuscript to him. Thanks to Roosevelt’s assistance, the book was released and fans of all generations have liked it.
Peter Rabbit: A Tale by Beatrix Potter
The Tale of Peter Rabbit, about a cunning tiny ferret who intrudes Mr. McGregor’s garden, was rejected by several companies, so Potter self-published two hundred and fifty volumes. It ranks among the all-time finest novels and has fifty million copies sold globally.
Millions of youngsters throughout the world have grown to love A. A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh Pooh and his companions Rabbit, Piglet, Kanga, Roo, Tigger, and Owl (whose nickname is spelled “Wol”). The narratives were interwoven with a subtle quick wit that prevented them from ever becoming excessively emotional.
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
The Last Battle, the seventh book in the Chronicles of Narnia series, was written by novelist C.S. Lewis after finishing the very first. Lewis threw out the draught after hearing the critique and started over. The similar method has never yet gone without publication.
The Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White
This is White’s finest novel, which chronicles the strange agricultural connection between a pig named Wilbur and a tarantula called Charlotte. White is the writer of many adored children’s books. The Harry Potter books which debuted on the New York Times bestseller lists about 50 years later, was the final book for children to do so.