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Books for Reluctant Readers

Last updated date: 23rd Apr 2024
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Read These Books to Improve Your Reading Habits

Reading books is always fun. It helps us improve our vocabulary and to know about the different things pertaining to life. There is also a famous saying that books can always be our best friend because we can carry them everywhere with us. They will also help you dive into the world of imagination and explore different characters. Sounds fun, right? But what to do if we are reluctant readers or do not have the habit of reading books? 

Well! In that case, we are here to help you out. We have provided some tips and a list of books that will help you improve your reading habits. So, let us check them out.

Books for Young Children

Books for Young Children

List of Books for Reluctant Readers

It is very important that we inculcate reading habits in our kids at a very early age. It might be difficult at the beginning but you can start by making your child read a short chapter from a book or a small paragraph. We have provided a list of books which are helpful for young reluctant readers and will help them develop the habit of reading.

Name of the book


Reading Age



Above 5 years

Grimms’ Fairy Tales

The Brothers Grimm

Above 5 years

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

C. S. Lewis

Above 6 years

A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens

Above 8 years

Robinson Crusoe

Daniel Defoe

Above 5 years

Charlotte's Web

E. B. White

Above 5 years

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? 

Eric Carle & Bill Martin Jr 

Above 3 years

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Eric Carle 

Above 3 years

Midnight Magic

Michelle Harrison

Above 6 years

The Blue Umbrella

Ruskin Bond

Above 6 years

Great Stories for Children

Ruskin Bond

Above 4 years

These are some of the books which are loved by all. We hope you and your child will have a fun time reading them. Develop a routine of nighttime story-telling with your kids and this will not only help you in building sweet memories but also improve their reading and writing skills. 

FAQs on Books for Reluctant Readers

1. Why is it important to read books?

Reading books helps us to explore different things and enriches our thinking ability. We become familiar with different words and their meanings. Kids especially during their kindergarten days are curious to know about everything and thus, reading books will help them know about the world around them. They can dive into the world of their fictional characters through the colourful pictures and stories that are present in these books. 

2. How to develop reading skills in kids?

Developing reading skills in kids can be difficult initially because they are often impatient and do not like to concentrate on the same thing for a long time. But you can introduce a night-time storytelling session in their daily routine. You can read them a chapter from a book every night before going to bed.