With summer heat in full steam, children have the safest option of being indoors than venturing out in the hot sun. It is best to encourage children to read some of the great classics than spending time in front of the idiot box. Summer vacation is too short to waste time on a wrong book. Here are some of the cool reads for the hot summer days!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Eric Clare (0-3 year olds)

This is the ever-popular caterpillar that has won the hearts of many young readers. This book is a great start for any child who is interested in exploring books. The heart-warming story is about a caterpillar that gets very hungry and eats his way through various things before he finally evolves as a butterfly. The style and the theme are very easy for a toddler to read and enjoy.



Ladybird Book – Read it yourself Book Boxes (0-3 year olds)

The Ladybird series comprises classic stories told in a very simple and lucid style, especially for the young budding readers. Ladybird series are carefully designed and graded, which reinforce children to understand the concept of the story. The picture and text are stimulating for the children to recognize and learn.


Where the Wild Things are New, Maurice Sendak (2-8 year olds)

Let your child sail with Max in his world of exciting adventures. Imagination runs wild in Max’s bedroom when it transforms into a bizarre setting of forest, islands when the inhabitants crown him as their King. The theme and illustrations reflect Max’s imagination and strikes well with readers of all ages.


Happy Birthday Moon, Frank Asch (2-8 year olds)

This refreshing story is about a bear and a moon sharing the same birthday. The Bear shows his love for the moon when he wants to give the moon a perfect birthday present. The delicate illustrations are a visual delight for children and make a great bedtime story.


Shiva Plays Dumb Charades, Devdutt Pattanaik (2-8 year olds)

Will it not be fun if Lord Shiva joins the fun of dumb charades? Does it sound hilarious? This is a fun-filled wonderful story where Shiva joins a group of children in a game of dumb charades. He makes them know more about him and other gods.


Matilda, Roald Dahl (9 – 12 year olds)

Matilda is an exemplary genius who is excellent at reading and math and is loved by her friends. However, things are not so good in her world as she has self-centered parents, an unsympathetic principal who test her character time and again. Read about how a young girl deals with such annoying people around her.


Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Jeff Kinney (9 – 12 year olds)

This highly popular series of fiction books is about fun-filled notes written by the main character – Greg Heffley. This is sure to attract any middle school student as it revolves around his school and home life. The humorous slant of the books makes it difficult for any child to put the book down.


Black Beauty, Anna Sewell (9 – 12 year olds)

 The story is told by a horse in his own words. He tells about his life when he passes through the hands of all types of men – good, bad and foolish. This wonderful story will help children to empathize and learn what goes on in the life of an animal.