Published on February 4th, 2014 | by Bright Kids Books0
Best Classic Kids books – age 6-8
If you’re looking for a list of the best classic kids books for ages 6-8 that still resonate today… then these titles are surefire winners. Your children will simply adore these books – the books you grew up with. And if it’s been a while since you’ve read these classic kids books, then you’re in for a treat too!
by E.B. White
E. B. White’s Newbery Honor Book is a tender novel of friendship, love, life, and death that you and your kids will love. This is the story of a little girl named Fern who loved a little pig named Wilbur – and of Wilbur’s dear friend Charlotte A. Cavatica, a beautiful large grey spider who lived with Wilbur in the barn. With the help of Templeton, the rat who never did anything for anybody unless there was something in it for him, and by a wonderfully clever plan of their own, Charlotte saved the life of Wilbur, who by this time had grown up to be quite a pig. But be forewarned, you may need a box of tissues within close reach. There’s no doubt that Charlotte’s Web is one of the best classic kids books ever!
by Shel Silverstein
“Once there was a tree . . . and she loved a little boy.” So begins a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the supremely gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein. Since it was first published more than fifty years ago, this moving parable (for readers of all ages) has offered an affecting interpretation of the gift of giving – and a serene acceptance of another’s capacity to love in return. In addition, the nuanced and deliberately ambiguous ending provides an interesting philosophical discussion point for young readers. One of the best classic kids books for ages 6-8.
by Roald Dahl
Exciting, bold and instantly recognisable with Quentin Blake’s inimitable artwork – the hugely popular story of James and his journey to New York with the strangest group of insect friends is sure to entertain everyone in the room. After James’ parents are tragically eaten by a rhinoceros, he goes to live with his two horrible aunts, Spiker and Sponge. Life there is no fun, until James accidentally drops some magic crystals by the old peach tree and strange things start to happen. A most delightful and engaging classic book for kids aged 6-8.
by Astrid Lindgren
Tommy and his sister Annika have a new neighbor, and her name is Pippi Longstocking. She has crazy red pigtails, no parents to tell her what to do, a horse that lives on her porch, and a curiosity that leads from one adventure to another! The classic novel about the little girl with a flair for the outrageous will delight and entertain both you and your children. Pippi’s high-spirited, good-natured hijinks cause as much trouble as fun, but a more generous child you won’t find anywhere. Pippi Longstocking is a rollicking read and one of the best classic kids books for ages 6-8.
by Rene Goscinny
Nicholas and his friends always seem to end up in some sort of mischief. In the school room, at home and in the playground, their exuberance often takes over and the results are calamitous – at least for their teachers and parents. Whether confusing the photographer hired to take the class picture, rescuing a ‘stray’ dog, or trying desperately to help the teacher when the school inspector pays a visit, Nicholas always manages to make matters worse. This hilarious and heart-warming book will ignite laughter in children and adults alike. These stories of Nicholas’ careless antics blend a wonderfully imaginative sense of humour with a refreshing take on life – to leave a lingering aftertaste of ageless romantic charm in any reader. A worthy addition to any list of best classic kids books for children aged 6-8 years old.
by Judy Blume
Peter thinks he has the world’s biggest problem – his little brother, Fudge. Fudge causes trouble wherever he goes and it’s usually up to Peter to sort out the mess. When Peter wins a tiny green turtle called Dribble, he’s determined to keep it away from his brother. But when Fudge does get his hands on Dribble – disaster strikes! Since it was first published in 1972, Judy Blume’s classic has sold more than 7.1 million copies. Great reading for 7 year olds and up!