On Children's Day, get your child hooked on to these books

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Do you often find your kid talking about his/her imaginary friend in fiction? Don't be surprised, it's perfectly normal. Childhood is the time when kids give wings to their imagination. Encourage them to read more as most of these characters portray real strength, resilience, perseverance and moral fibre. On the occasion of Children's Day, we list down a few books that are worth a read. The Adventures of Huckleberry FinnFirst published in UK in December 1884, Mark Twain's novel has been the constant object of study by literary critics since its publication. Many have scorned the book saying it's a scathing satire on entrenched attitude. We say it's still a must-read for its colorful description of people and places along the Mississippi River in an antebellum society.

Do you often find your kid talking about his/her imaginary friend in fiction? Don't be surprised, it's perfectly normal. Childhood is the time when kids give wings to their imagination. Encourage them to read more as most of these characters portray real strength, resilience, perseverance and moral fibre. On the occasion of Children's Day, we list down a few books that are worth a read. The Adventures of Huckleberry FinnFirst published in UK in December 1884, Mark Twain's novel has been the constant object of study by literary critics since its publication. Many have scorned the book saying it's a scathing satire on entrenched attitude. We say it's still a must-read for its colorful description of people and places along the Mississippi River in an antebellum society.

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's StoneAuthored by JK Rowling, it is the first novel in the Harry Potter series. The book talks about Harry Potter, a young wizard who discovers his magical heritage at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Readers claim the book exemplifies the power of self-sacrifice and the ways in which people's decisions shape their personalities.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's StoneAuthored by JK Rowling, it is the first novel in the Harry Potter series. The book talks about Harry Potter, a young wizard who discovers his magical heritage at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Readers claim the book exemplifies the power of self-sacrifice and the ways in which people's decisions shape their personalities.

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Oliver TwistThis Charles Dickens novel is about a boy called Oliver Twist who endures a miserable existence during his early years, but later under the guidance of an aunt turns into a respectable person. The book calls attention to various contemporary evils like child labour and recruitment of children for criminal acts.

Oliver TwistThis Charles Dickens novel is about a boy called Oliver Twist who endures a miserable existence during his early years, but later under the guidance of an aunt turns into a respectable person. The book calls attention to various contemporary evils like child labour and recruitment of children for criminal acts.

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Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the WardrobeConsidered as one of the best novels of all-time, the plot is set in Narnia, a land of talking animals and mythical creatures, ruled for 100 years of deep winter by the Witch. The story proceeds during the World War II, with four English children visiting the mythical land via a wardrobe in a spare room.

Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the WardrobeConsidered as one of the best novels of all-time, the plot is set in Narnia, a land of talking animals and mythical creatures, ruled for 100 years of deep winter by the Witch. The story proceeds during the World War II, with four English children visiting the mythical land via a wardrobe in a spare room.

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Alice's Adventures in WonderlandWritten by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pen name of Lewis Carroll, the book is about a story of a girl named Alice who falls through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world. The book is considered to be one of the best examples of the literary nonsense genre.

Alice's Adventures in WonderlandWritten by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pen name of Lewis Carroll, the book is about a story of a girl named Alice who falls through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world. The book is considered to be one of the best examples of the literary nonsense genre.

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The HobbitJ. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit remains a classic in children's literature. The book talks about the quest of the hobbit Bilbo Baggins who yearns to win a share of the treasure guarded by the dragon, Smaug.

The HobbitJ. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit remains a classic in children's literature. The book talks about the quest of the hobbit Bilbo Baggins who yearns to win a share of the treasure guarded by the dragon, Smaug.

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Winnie-the-PoohFirst published in 1926, Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne talks about the adventures of a teddy bear called Winnie-the-Pooh, his toy pig called Piglet, a toy donkey called Eeyore; and a live owl and rabbit called Owl and Rabbit.

Winnie-the-PoohFirst published in 1926, Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne talks about the adventures of a teddy bear called Winnie-the-Pooh, his toy pig called Piglet, a toy donkey called Eeyore; and a live owl and rabbit called Owl and Rabbit.

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The Fellowship of The RingAnother book by J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of The Ring is the first of three volumes of the book. The story picks up after the events of the book The Hobbit and how the ring comes to being.

The Fellowship of The RingAnother book by J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of The Ring is the first of three volumes of the book. The story picks up after the events of the book The Hobbit and how the ring comes to being.

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The Adventures of TintinConsidered as one of the most popular European comics of the 20th century, Tintin was the brain-child of Belgian cartoonist Georges Remi who wrote under the pseudonym Herge. The sophisticated satire has elements of fantasy, mystery, politics and science fiction.

The Adventures of TintinConsidered as one of the most popular European comics of the 20th century, Tintin was the brain-child of Belgian cartoonist Georges Remi who wrote under the pseudonym Herge. The sophisticated satire has elements of fantasy, mystery, politics and science fiction.

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MatildaMatilda is the story of an extra-ordinary child called Matilda Wormwood, who is neglected and ill-treated by her parents. With no one around for company Matilda soon finds a confidante in Miss Jennifer Honey, who unknowingly helps her hone the power of telekinesis.

MatildaMatilda is the story of an extra-ordinary child called Matilda Wormwood, who is neglected and ill-treated by her parents. With no one around for company Matilda soon finds a confidante in Miss Jennifer Honey, who unknowingly helps her hone the power of telekinesis.

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