7 Most Recommend Novels for Elementary Children

Elementary Children, aged 7-12, is the age when they start reading on their own without parents reading for them. It is important to build this fundamental love of reading, as an early preparation, for their future to choose valuable books to grow positive attitude. These 7 book sets are the most recommended.


1. Little House in the Big Woods

Let’s start with “Little House in the Big Woods”, it is a decades-long of young reader’s favorite novel. It is an autobiography of Laura Ingalls Wilder sets in the late 19th century telling about her childhood migration from the east coast to the west and first settled in South Dakota. The story is about her youth, marriage, and another migration to Missouri which she was facing a lot of crises such as sickness, drought, etc. However, the author manages to convey the warmth of family that they have each other during this difficult time. Children who have read all 9 books could imagine that people who lived hundred years ago do live happily even though there was no technology and live in a little house in the big woods.

2. Charlotte’s Web

Let’s continue with another classic novel – “Charlotte’s Web” written by E.B. White, which captured young reader’s hearts of all ages. It's a touching story of friendship that takes place on a farm between Wilbur the Pig and Charlotte the Spider, where Charlotte finds a way to save Wilbur. The book was sold over 45 million copies and translated into 23 languages.

3. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory  

If we are talking about youth literature from England "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" written by famous author Roald Dahl, which is known to many people. It has been made into movies multiple times. It is a story about a boy name Charlie Bucket, a young boy from a poor family, who get a chance to visit Mr. Willie Wonka's extraordinary chocolate factory. Then there are four other bad kids: Augustus, a gluttonous eater, Veruca, the spoiled kid, Mike, who knows everything, Violet, who has no manners. What would an adventure in a magical chocolate factory give you? There are other recommended novel written by Roald Dahl which are also worth reading such as James and the Giant Peach, The BFG, The Witches, and more.

4. Winnie The Pooh

Another well-known classic novel “Winnie the Pooh” by A.A. Milne tells the story of the friendships between Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore, Christopher Robin, and other animals in a hundred acres of forest that is similar to a society of children living together. There were smiles, laughter, and quarrels but with children the simple process of thinking and straightforward perspective makes the story easy to understand. The complete version of Winnie the Pooh was published by Praew Youth Publishing which collected all of Winnie the Pooh into one book consisting of Winnie the Pooh, The House at Pooh Corner, Now We Are Six, and When We Were Very Young. All of which are stories courageous to young children.

5. Toto-Chan, The Girl by the Window

As for the children's book from Japan, "Toto-chan, The Girl by the Window" by Kuroyanagi Tetsuko, translated by Pussadee Nawawijit, is the most widely known novel. It is the story of a girl name Toto-chan at her new school, Tomoe School, which was unlike any other school. Her classroom was made out of an old train. Each child can choose what they want to study, that’s why it’s a really special school. Kuroyanagi Tetsuko tells the real-life story of her childhood who had to transfer from a normal school to Tomoe High School with Principal Kobayashi who understands the nature of children and is ready to give opportunities to all children.


6. Kaew Chom Kaen

When it comes to Thai youth novels, there are also interesting readings suitable for children, such as the “Kaew Chom Kaen” “Kaew Chom Son” by Waen Kaew, pen name of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, conveys from her experiences while still young and combines with her own imagination. It is a fun story from the curiosity of "Kaew", a 9-year-old girl who has a warm family, brother Kai and little brother. Kaew being a cheerful child with leadership and creativity. She is always gets herself into trouble and is known among relatives, friends, and teachers at school. Because no matter what Kaew does, it will always going to be a problem. Despite her being a trouble maker, she is good-hearted and selfless, there are things that the children will learn from this series of books.

7. When Grandma and Grandpa were young

The novel was written with simple language telling stories from grandparents to grandchild. It is no wonder why “When Grandfather and Grandmother were young” written by Thipwanee Sanitwong is a book in the hearts of many people. It tells interesting stories about the lives of people during the reign of King Rama 6-7, such as Thai traditional perfume, hunting crocodiles, visiting Sanam Luang fairs, Nimphimpaporn Chalew necklace, etc. Although many things have extinct, there are still some things that can still be found today. Children who have read all 4 books of “When Grandma and Grandmother are Young” will know the history of Thais. It is very interesting and to preserve the knowledge of Thai traditions and culture not to be lost with time.

For parents who want to buy these books by simply looking in online bookstores and pay with a credit card or SCB Easy application. The book will be delivered to your doorsteps. Kids can spend their free time reading books that build a good foundation for reading and positive thinking. 

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