Top Six Books for Elementary School Children

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Add books to your Christmas shopping list and get your kids reading during the holidays. Picking books that your children will find enjoyable encourages them to read, improves vocabulary and develops comprehension skills. If you are looking for the very best books to buy your children this holiday, look no further. Here is a comprehensive list that is sure to pique the interests of your young readers.

1. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Willy Wonka’s amazingly marvellous chocolate factory will be open for just one day to five lucky children who find a golden ticket in a Wonka chocolate bar. When Charlie discovers his ticket, he is in for a tour beyond his wildest imaginings filled with chocolate waterfalls, fancy sweets and Oompa Loompas.

2. American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

National Book Award Finalist, 2007 Eisner award winner for Best Graphic Album, Eisner Award nominee for Best Coloring and winner of the 2007 Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year Award. This amazing little book combines the best graphics with a thrilling story that will have you on the edge of your seat; right up until the spectacular twist in the tail.

3. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

When Edward, Susan, Lucy and Peter stumble through a magical wardrobe, they find themselves in a wintery world ruled by the evil white witch. To restore the land of Narnia to its gentle wise ruler, the lion Aslan, the four children must go on an adventure of epic proportions.

4. Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

Artemis Fowl; boy genius, criminal mastermind, millionaire meets his match when he decides to kidnap Holly Short, a fairy in the LEPrecon unit. But these aren’t your average glitter fight and rainbow fairies; these are black ops fairies. Even the author describes the book as “Die Hard with fairies.”

5. This Book is not good for you by Pseudonymous Bosch

When Cass’s mom gets kidnapped by the evil genius Sen͂or Hugo, Cass and Max-Ernest must find the magical tuning fork to pay her ransom. Will they find the magical instrument in time? Will they discover the evil ingredient that makes this diabolical dessert villain’s chocolate so irresistible? Will their teeth rot during this adventure? You will have to read it to find out.

6. Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick

Max is a man of very little brain and much brawn. Everyone is afraid of him. He felt very lonely until Freak came along. Freak was a little weird too; he had a huge brain and very little brawn. Together they were unstoppable; together they were Freak the Mighty.

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