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Top Ten Reads I Would Like My Kids to Read

November 14th is celebrated as Children’s Day in India, on the birthday of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, who was affectionately known as Chacha Nehru (chacha means uncle). So this topic for today’s Top Ten at the Broke and the Bookish seemed just right.  Here is my list of the top ten books I would love for my children to read (some of which they already have, they are 14 and 11 years now). I had a similar list put up earlier for the same and that list is here. Today’s list contains some of those books (and authors) again so an overlap and some other books as well. Some that I read as a child myself and others that I have read in recent years.


1. Books by Frances Hodgson Burnett – Little Princess/ The Secret Garden

2. Books by Louisa May Alcott – Little Women / Little Men/ Jo’s Boys and more

3. Enid Blyton – The Famous Five, The Five Find-outers, The Adventure Series, Secret Seven, The Naughtiest Girl series, Malory Towers, and so many of her other books

4. Nancy Drew/Hardy Boy series

5. Amar Chitra Katha

6. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak/Anne Frank – The Diary of a Young Girl

7. Tintin and Asterix series

8. Short stories by O Henry, Oscar Wilde, Saki

9. Dr.Seuss and Roald Dahl

10. Ruskin Bond and R.K Narayan

As always, I have cheated a bit by putting together some authors/books or by adding an author or a series instead of a single book 🙂

6 thoughts on “Top Ten Reads I Would Like My Kids to Read

  1. I love these books I read all of them during my education. I’d love it to that one day my kids read them too. I must say one of my favourites one is White Clown by Damir Miloš. Unfortunately, I’m not sure if there any English version of this book.

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