Best Novels for Students
We’ve covered why books in general are important, but why are novels good for students specifically? Novels are a gateway to opening a child’s imagination and creativity. They teach them that possibilities are endless and anything can be created with words, stories, and images. We’ve made a list of suggestions for your classrooms from the most famous English novels to the most motivational ones, below.
The Blue Umbrella by Ruskin Bond – “The Blue Umbrella follows the simple story of Binya, a mountain girl, who chances upon a blue umbrella and gets it for herself in exchange for her lucky charm. The entire village becomes envious of the umbrella, including the shopkeeper, Ram Bharosa, who tries to buy the beautiful umbrella from Binya” (Book Description, IndiaMart). A beautiful story full of lessons and obstacles and morals, The Blue Umbrella is a novel that students will find thrilling, sweet, and understand its message. It is simple and good for younger students and will benefit your classroom entirely!
Famous Novels in English for Students
Why are Famous Novels important for students to read? Although trends aren’t something everyone needs to be aware of, it’s great to give students knowledge about things that are known about across the entire world, keeping them in the loop and avoiding isolating them whilst feeding them as much information as possible.
Harry Potter series – “Harry Potter is a series of seven fantasy novels written by British author J. K. Rowling. The novels chronicle the lives of a young wizard, Harry Potter, and his friends Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, all of whom are students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry” (Book Description, IndiaMart). Harry Potter is a world-renowned series, the most famous of them all. As the students grow, each book grows with them, more appropriate with each age they get to. All ages, however, can begin to read this series. With engaging and captivating obstacles and antagonists, lovable protagonists and unique locations, Harry Potter opens up a fantastical world to young children in a way that others don’t.
The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series – “Diary of a Wimpy Kid is an American children’s book series and media franchise created by author and cartoonist Jeff Kinney. The series follows Greg Heffley, a middle-schooler who illustrates his daily life in a diary (although he constantly tells the audience that it is a journal)” (Book Description, IndiaMart). The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series is yet another series famous across the globe, which came out later than the Harry Potter series and is a far more realistic genre. This series went global not only because it’s funny, but because kids and pre-teens can ultimately relate to it. It touches on important subjects that a lot of novels don’t, like struggles with friendships, school, and family dynamics. Reading about such topics will be life-changing for the youth as they’ll see they aren’t alone.
Motivational Novels for Students
Grimms Fairy Tales – “The fairy tales written by the Grimm brothers have had a grip on the popular imagination for more than a century, ever since their initial publication. There is boundless magic and wonder in these tales, as is evidenced by their constant retelling through adaptations into films, theatre, opera, animations, and other cultural forms, along with their place in the tradition of oral storytelling. Bringing together a timeless collection of tales both for children and adults, this beautiful leather-bound edition holds a treasure trove of two hundred fairy tales and ten children’s legends, translated from German by Margaret Hunt. Among these, you will find the enchanting stories of Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel, little snow-white, Rapunzel, Rumpelstiltskin, and many, many more” (Book Description, IndiaMart). So, why are fairytales that everyone knows about motivational? Similar to the Aesop we mentioned in our other article about books suitable for your students, each tale here has a moral and message. Whether it be kindness or being caring, helping others or learning life lessons, Grimms Fairy Tales is a perfect way to educate your students in the classroom in a fun and engaging way that they’ll most likely be familiar and comfortable with.
What are your thoughts about our suggestions? Do you think your students would benefit from these particular books? What would be their favourite? Let us know if you end up using these in your classrooms! If you’re looking for more educational and less fictional books for your students, feel free to have a peek at our article The Best Books for Students: Boost Their Learning Today, where we have an abundance of great suggestions that your classroom will thrive with.