7 Must Read Literature for Kids (Plus UAE Books)

Keeping kids busy might require a lot more effort for us parents. Aside from their homework, school related tasks and getting them after school activities, kids can get occupied also by giving them books to read. So here’s a list of literature books that you might consider grabbing for your kids read.

#1 Charlotte’s Webcharlotte-web

Written by E.B. White, Illustrated by Garth Williams / Released: 1952 / Available on Mobile? YES

A children’s classic about a pig named Wilbur and his friend Charlotte, a spider on the barn. A timeless fable for kids and considered as one of the bestselling books that kids must read. Charlotte’s web tackles true friendship, justice, nature realities and the colors of life and death.


#2 The Adventures of Tom Sawyertom-sawyer

Written by Mark Twain / Released: 1876 / Available on Mobile? YES

An adventure of a young boy and his friend  Huck Finn in Saint Petersburg, Missouri, a village near the Mississippi river. Considered as one of the most celebrated literature in America’s history. Tom Sawyer tackles friendship, superstitious beliefs and more of social convention.


#3 Peter Pan and Wendytom-sawyer

Written by J.M. Barrie / Released: 1904 as Play and 1911 as Novel / Available on Mobile? YES

Known as “The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up”, Peter Pan and Wendy is a story for all the ages. The most famous title amongst the works of Barrie. A story that is adapted into many stage plays and musicals.


#4 Harry Potter – Seriestom-sawyer

Written by J.K. Rowling / Released: 1997 – 2007 / Available on Mobile? YES

A powerful seven series fantasy novel of young wizards characters, Harry Potter, Ronald Weasley and Hermione Granger, all of whom are wizardry studs of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The story rounds on how to overcome the antagonist Lord Voldemort who aims immortality and conquering all the wizards.

#5 The Hobbittom-sawyer

Written by J.R.R. Tolkien / Released: 1937 / Available on Mobile? YES

A very well written epic story of dragons, dwarves and non stop adventure. The Hobbit follows the quest of Hobbit Bilbo Baggins and his adventure to claim golds that is guarded by the dragon. The hobbit tackles growth, emotions, friendship, heroism, trust and loyalty.


Literature for kids, made in UAE

#6 My New Mothermy new mother

Written by Mariam Al Rashedi / Illustrations by: Reem Al Mazrouei / Released 2012

A story of a girl who remembers her father’s first wife, “Umm Jadeedah”. In poetic, subtle words Mariam Al Rashedi describes the relationship of the girl to the older woman and of the loss she feels after she is gone. The short, beautifully written snapshots of the girl’s relationship to the older woman are complemented with strong, expressive illustrations by Reem Al Mazrouei.

#7 The Eid Cakemy new mother

Written by Reem Al Gurg / Illustrations of Dana Al Mazrouei

It is the night before Eid and mother has baked seven delicious cakes. Who are they for? With this charming picture book for children from 0 to five years, the little readers can find out more about Eid al Fidr, the spirit of giving and sharing and the importance of family ties in a playful way.


Resource for UAE books

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