7 Children's Novels That Inspire Young Writers

Do you want to encourage your children to read? In this article, we will show you 7 children's novels that will inspire your children to read and write.

1. Charlotte's Web by E. B. White
In E. B. White's "Charlotte's Web", he narrated the story of piglet and his friend a spider living in a barn. As Wilbur, the pig, is planned to be slaughtered, his friend, Charlotte, the spider, made a plan to save him by weaving praise of him into her web. The story ends with the death of Charlotte but the continuity of her legend through the birth of her daughters which accompanied Wilbur as he grows. This is the classic children's novel to read.

2. The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
This children's novel is all about the Pevensie siblings who have had their one of a kind adventure in the world of Narnia, where the Queen Witch and Aslan, the Lion King, exist. In that magical world, they over-throne the bad witch and become the king and queens of the world. Soon, they went back to their real world and waited for the next time they will go again to Narnia.

3. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" is a children's novel that indulges young readers to the gift of being a virtuous child in which the protagonist, Charlie Bucket, possesses. The novel starts with Mr. Willy Wonka announcing the reopening of his magical chocolate factory to the public. The lucky owners of five golden tickets will have the chance to behold the beauty of the factory. Except for Charlie, the children were thrown out by their own character flaws. The story ends with Charlie's family owning the entire chocolate factory of the Mr. Wonka.

4. The Giver by Lois Lowry
This heavy-themed children's novel features an amazing story of the deviance of a young boy named Jonas from his impeccable society. The perfectness of the world he belongs to mess up after he receives the memory of the past from the Giver. There Jonas realizes the dullness and the unfairness of his community, forbidding people to experience the joy, sadness, pain, and pleasure and to make a choice in their lives. The story ends with Jonas and his little brother going to Elsewhere in search of a world that will give color to his life.

5. Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables narrates the life of an orphan girl named Anne. As a child, she is ungrateful and outgoing. When Anne has grown into a lady, she became a studious girl. She was granted with a scholarship to a prestigious school, but suddenly, her father died, and Marilla is gradually losing her sight. Anne decided to abandon the scholarship and dedicated her life to her mother. This children's novel focuses on the value of family and sacrifice.

6. Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
DiCamillo's masterpiece "Because of Winn-Dixie" features a young girl named Opal and her accidentally met a dog named Winn-Dixie. The story of the two started with the lifeless world of Opal. When she meets Winn-Dixie, the dog brings her to the people she does not think she will befriend. "Because of Winn-Dixie" is a children's novel that shows readers the importance of going beyond first impressions and realizing that we are not alone in this world.

7. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
Silverstein's The Giving Tree is a tale about a tree and a boy. Both of them love each other. The boy grows up, but he never becomes the same boy the tree play with. He asks for everything the tree has until she can no longer give anything. When the boy gets old, he does not ask for anything but a peaceful place with the tree. The deeper meaning of this story lies on the characters of the tree which represents the nature, and the boy who represents humanity as he consumes the most of what nature can give.

Are there any other children's novels you would recommend and why?

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