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Do you think that children’s books are meant for children only? Not really. Reading children’s books with
adult eyes can be a very rewarding experience. On this note, here are seven books for children that adults
Charlotte’s Web (E B White): This wonderful story of a farm pig with a spider is a beautiful lesson in love and friendship and the sacrifices it involves. Written in simple prose, this book is bound to touch your heart irrespective of your age.
The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett): The Secret Garden is the story of a 10-year-old girl whose life changes after she comes across a secret garden. Although a simple story, this book has themes like isolation, friendship and home and appeals to readers of all ages.
Coraline (Neil Gaiman): A book with magical and dark fantasy elements, Coraline is about a young girl who goes exploring her new house and finds somethings that are not right and feel abnormal. With its interesting
premise, Coraline is one of those books that are as often read by adults as by children.
Anne of Green Gables (L M Montgomery): Anne of Green Gables is a delightful book that tells the story of the orphan Anne. When she visits the farmhouse called Green Gables, she is so enchanted that she doesn’t want to return to the orphanage. But will this be possible? Despite its simple premise, this sweet book is bound to move you to tears by the time you are done.
Harry Potter Series (J K Rowling): if you think that Harry Potter and his magic is just for kids, think again. The story of a young boy and his group of magical friends, this series can be enjoyed by everyone despite their age and will have something to offer you whenever you read it.
Tales from Panchtantra: You probably read these tales as a child. But these are tales with morals and ideas that should be reading time and again. These fables, with their wisdom and simplicity, are bound to win over very reader of every age.
The Blue Umbrella (Ruskin Bond): This story of the young Binya and her blue umbrella is one of the finest tales to be penned down by Bond and trust us, you will enjoy reading this tale whenever you pick it up.