One of the best ways to learn is by reading. But among thousands of books, only a few hundred are worth reading. And among those hundreds, you will find only a few from which you can learn something. We are bringing you some of the must-read books for students that offer beautiful life lessons.
Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian
This award-winning children's novel was published in 1981. It tells the heart-warming story of a boy named Tom.
Goodnight Mister Tom is a thought-provoking portrait of how two people can find solace in each other in the midst of turmoil. With the Second World War looming, young Willie Beech is evacuated from his favorite countryside and placed in the care of elderly widower Tom Oakley.
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
Recommended by former US president Barack Obama, Jacqueline Woodson’s powerful memoir is a must-read for every young reader. Jacqueline Woodson won a National Book Award and has become a Newbery Honor Winner with her powerful story. Woodson talks about her childhood in New York and South Carolina following her parent’s separation. She also reflects on how she discovered her gift for writing. The author tells of what it was like growing up as an African-American girl during the Civil Rights Movement and how she found her place in the world.
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
The Little Prince book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry is a classic that has been passed down from generation to generation since it was published in 1943. This children's book offers countless lessons for life. The novel inspires your readers to chase their dreams and grows imagination. In fact, it was one of the best-selling books in 20th century France and was translated into 361 languages for readers
This is a perfectly curated book for curious minds. The author, Bill Bryson, uncovers everything that has happened from the dawn of time until now. Young readers are also introduced to the brilliant and bizarre scientists and their stories.
The American-British author explains some areas of science using easily accessible language which is easy to follow for students.
Roald Dahl’s magical story is about a girl genius with remarkable abilities. This is a great middle-grade fantasy book where the author talks about a gifted child that uses her skills and talents to overcome challenges at home and at school.
Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper
An award-winning author, Sharon Draper, brings a powerful story that will forever change how we all look at anyone with a disability. Eleven-year-old Melody can’t walk, talk and write. All because she has cerebral palsy. But she also has a photographic memory; she can remember every detail of everything she has ever experienced. She’s the smartest kid in her whole school, but NO ONE knows it. Melody refuses to be defined by her disability. And she’s determined to let everyone know it…somehow.
There are split opinions about this book but this is a story that grows imagination and strengthens a belief in optimism. Peter Pan by J.M Barrie is considered a true classic for many years. Many young readers who like Harry Potter, also tend to like Peter Pan.