Recommended Classic Fiction Stories for Children and Young Adults
In the age computers and gadgets, young children these days are skipping reading and playing physical games over PSP’s, tablets and computers. Many schools are now adapting e-learning as well and in the future, books may become extinct. Still, reading is still an excellent way of learning and fiction stories are great ways by which children can start to learn valuable lessons in life. There are children’s fictions from the old times even to date, would still be considered as recommended book reading that kids can enjoy. Here are few examples:
• Black Beauty is a well-loved animal story about a black horse called “Black Beauty”. It was written by Anna Saw in the early 19th century and tells the classic tale of how a black colt grew up in the countryside and lived an adult life pulling cabs in the city. It tells how an animal that is treated right shall flourish.
• Anne of Green Gables is a novel in the early 1900’s by Lucy Maud Montgomery, about a red-headed and freckled orphaned girl named Anne. Anne was mistakenly sent to a childless couple who wanted to adopt a boy. After their initial reaction to send her back, they were won over by her boundless energy and incessant chatting.
• The Wizard of Oz is a 1900 classic adventure fantasy children’s fiction that has been a subject of some films and animation, written by L. Frank Baum with illustrated by W.W. Denslow. The book is a fantasy adventure story about a girl named Dorothy, who was swept away to the Land of Oz by a cyclone. She along with her dog befriends a lion, a tin man, and a lion. She and her friends will look for the wizard who can help her find her way home.
• The Adventures of Tom Sawyers is a light, children’s fiction written by Mark Twain in 1876 about a mischievous boy named Tom, who grew up near Mississippi River. It tells about Tom’ never ending pranks that got him into trouble and his friendship with other kids. A sequel to it follows.
• The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a sequel to its well-read prequel, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. “Huck” was first introduced in the prequel but here, it tells about his adventure with a runaway, slave boy named Jim.
• Grimm’s Fairy Tales is a collection of fiction stories by Grimm Brothers and to date, are still widely read, adapted and featured in many films and animations. It is also translated into many languages all over the world. It is probably to-date the most read and retold collection of children’s fictional stories of all time. There are many stories that both boys and girls can read. Who would forget classic stories like “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”, “Hansel and Gretel”, “Pied Piper” or “The Little Red Riding Hood”.
Reading stories encourages imagination and creativity in children. So choose fictional books that have good moral stories.