15 Must-Read Books With Children Leads


No matter how old you are, reading books with child protagonists are always enjoyable. A children's perspective is a deep and mysterious one. We have a lot to learn from these books for the times we feel like we are losing our inner child!

1. The Little Prince

The author's plane crashes and he has to make a forced landing in the Sahara Desert. He meets the Little Prince from B612 Astroid here. The Little Prince shares his story of how he ended up in the desert.

2. Harry Potter

Harry Potter is an orphan living with his aunt and her family, but he is not happy in the household. One day he receives a letter from The Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and his life completely changes. His life will never be the same.

3. The Talisman

Jack Sawyer is an orphan and his mother has cancer. He goes on a journey to find a potion to cure his mother's disease. The adventure takes place in both our world and a fantasy world called "The Territories." Jack has to go through a tough and scary journey to reach the potion.

4. Ender's Game

Ender's Game is known as one of the most important texts of the science-fiction genre. In the book, Ender was chosen for the army that was founded to fight the aliens that attacked the world. The series is full of clever implications about genocide and war.

5. Oliver Twist

Oliver was born in an orphanage. This lonely child was not happy with his foster parents, so he escapes to London. While the big city pushes him to be a part of a crime gang, he looks for his real parents. What would happen to Oliver?

6. Tom Sawyer

Tom Sawyer is a boy who is living with his aunt. One day Tom and his friend Huck witness a murder and an adventure begins.

7. My Sweet Orange Tree

My Sweet Orange Tree is one of the saddest stories in the world. Zeze is the son of a poor family and he is beaten constantly. When his family moves to a new house, Zeze becomes a friends with a young orange tree in the garden. He shares everything about his life with this new friend.

8. Polyanna

Polyanna, who loses her parents, starts to live with her rich and cruel aunt. In time, the orphan Polyanna attracts everyone around her with her optimism and kindness.

9. Witches

Bad witches are planning to destroy all the children around England. Our little hero finds out about this plan, but just before he can tell his grandma about the situation, he finds himself turned into a rat. What will happen next?

10. Hearts in Atlantis

Our hero is a boy who lost his father. One day, his mother rents one of their rooms to a mysterious stranger. After a while, these two become friends and the adventure begins.

11. The Chronicles of Narnia

Narnia is a parallel magical universe where many interesting creatures live. Narnia is ruled by the White Witch, who trapped the universe in a never-ending winter. 4 children somehow manage to get to Narnia and they start fighting for its future.

12. Peter Pan

The Darling family has three children called Vendi, Misel and Jan. These children one day meet with Peter Pan, who shows up at their window. Peter Pan takes these sibling to the Neverland and an exciting adventure begins.

13. Pinocchio

A lonely and old carpenter named Gepetto makes a wooden child and he names this puppet Pinocchio. Although Pinocchio is wooden, he is just like an ordinary child. Pinocchio is a lazy child who has a tendency to lie often, but his nose gives him away by growing longer when he lies about things.

14. Alice in Wonderland

One day, Alice sees a rabbit when she is playing in the garden. She follows the rabbit through the rabbit hole and she enters a magical world full of adventures. Is Alice dreaming or not?

15. Angela's Ashes

This one is a story based on real events. This book is based on the a life of a family that had to go back to Ireland during the Great Depression. Although the whole story is brutally real and depressing, this book gives us the chance to see the world from an innocent child's perspective.

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