The 20 best books to read to children before bedtime

Evening reading is probably one of the most joyful moments of communication between parents and children the opportunity to move in a world of miracles and magic and the best way to cultivate a child's taste for literature.

1. Sergey Kozlov "the tale of the Hedgehog and the Bear»

A wonderful storyteller, Sergei Kozlov came up with a very funny and touching characters. The hedgehog and the Bear — the real inseparable friends. Each tale certainly raises a smile, and a small amount just in order to savor the book a few nights in a row.

2. Tove Jansson's "All about Moomin trolls»

Stories about the Moomins is one of those books that can walk with you through life. And the sooner the child will join this warm, wise and welcoming world, the easier it will be to keep the peace within yourself and return to it later. Moomin will grow with him and never seem silly or too naive.

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3. Alan Alexander Milne. "Winnie-the-Pooh and all-all-all»

Alan Alexander Milne wrote a story about a bear for his son Christopher Robin, not knowing that one day this story will be one of the most famous and beloved in the world. Vinnie never gets old, despite the fact that he is nearly a hundred years, still love both children and adults.

4. Alexander Volkov "the Wizard of oz»

This tale is about courage, understanding, loyalty and willingness to always come to the aid of a friend to teach a child a simple but very important things: let the wizards do not happen, but a miracle is capable of all of us.

5. James Barrie "Peter Pan»

This book has an amazing property: you will enjoy reading it with your child, but to see it as different things. For the baby it will be a meeting with the tale and an amazing adventure, and for an adult a poignant revelation. How is it that we have forgotten how to fly? Is it possible to return the child, independent of the senses?

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6. Astrid Lindgren's "Pippi Longstocking»

This book from our list — just for kids, and will appeal to all children from 6 to 86 years old. In her present invincible mischief, which causes the eyes to burn from the rapture. The concentrate of the optimism and joy of life. It definitely will give you and your child many fun evenings.

7. Eduard Uspensky "Crocodile Gena and his friends»

Lightweight, with a subtle humor, a fascinating story of a crocodile and his funny friends teaches kindness and loyalty, while not overloading a child's brain complex images and additional meanings. The joy of reading and relaxing lucid dream guaranteed.


8. Hans Christian Andersen's "Tales»

It is hard to imagine a childhood without "Thumbelina", "the Ugly Duckling", "the Snow Queen" and other fairy tales of the Danish writer. This is a very special world in which miracles are so easily and naturally woven into the reality that to ignore the border almost impossible. No wonder the love for Andersen passed down from generation to generation.

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9. Joel Harris's "uncle Remus»

The child will enjoy the adventures of crafty Brer Rabbit, the poor fellow Fox Brother, smart Brother of the Turtles and other animals, and his parents will open the narrator is infinitely wise uncle Remus, in which each of us can learn kindness and tolerance.


10. Rudyard Kipling "Tales»

This is very different tales about a distant exotic shores, of animals that are not found in our latitudes, about the jungle and its inhabitants. They will take you and your baby far, far away from snow-covered cities, where rampant greenery and cats walk by themselves.

11. Gianni Rodari's "tales on the phone»

The history of Italian storyteller Gianni Rodari's very simple but affect the kids somehow quite miraculously, the kids love them. Stories about the mischievous and restless, their travels and adventures help to develop the imagination and is ideal to read one story at night.

12. Mikhail salie "Thousand and one nights»

The book includes the world-famous Arab tale of Sinbad the sailor, of Aladdin and the magic lamp, Ali Baba and the forty thieves in the retelling of Mikhail salie. This book is the Arabic script, fine lace cobweb through which we look at the world of the East and fall in love with him right from early childhood.


13. Pamela Travers "Mary Poppins»

Another tale in which you want to "fall in love" to children at an early age, then they came back to it again and again. Now they may just be interested, let it be just an exciting journey under the umbrella. With age, the book will be an invaluable reminder that we make our own reality, ourselves bring to life the wonders — or not bring, depending on their own choice.

14. Charles Perrault's "Tales»

Good old classic that needs no introduction. "Cinderella," "little Red riding Hood," "puss in boots" and many other characters that you loved as a kid, probably will appeal to your child. After all, the real magic never gets old — it is gaining strength.

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15. Michael bond "a Bear called Paddington»

The story began in London, at Paddington station. Little bear arrived from darkest Peru, he stood patiently and waited while somebody will pay attention to him... He got lucky and he found a loving family. And he certainly will be a great friend of your family, because this book is just charming.


16. Alexei Tolstoy "the Golden key, or the adventures of Pinocchio»

A mischievous wooden puppet, Tomboy and restless has become a favorite of many generations of readers. How else! After all, he always finds an unexpected way out of a difficult situation. This is a truly joyful and light story with the same victory of good in the end.

17. Grigory Oster "Harmful advice»

Probably read this book at night — not the best idea, because after such an explosion of laughter and fun, the child is unlikely to quickly fall asleep, but still joint book reading Oster is necessary for children and adults as vaccinations good mood. Especially because it's a Board for every occasion.

18. Nikolay Nosov "Living hat. Tales»

One of the most pleasant childhood memories is a warm blanket, soft light lamp and a mother's voice, reading such a live, cheerful and joyful stories of Nosova. Give your child the pleasure. He'll love it.


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19. Victor Dragoon "Deniskin stories»

Even if these stories are somehow magically managed to pass you by as a child — just open the book and start reading. Of course much has remained at the margins of history, but something that will be eternal: pure children's humor, absolutely incredible logic and absolute love for life.

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20. Mark TWAIN "The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer»

This American boy, probably one of the most colorful and distinctive characters in all of world literature. Allow children to have fun with him, to seek the treasure, being a pirate and a robber, with the enthusiasm to follow all of his fiction. He definitely will teach them never to lose heart.published 


P. S. And remember, only by changing their consumption — together we change the world! ©



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