Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
Childhood memories are the brightest in life. And it is the first books that parents read to us that are forever engraved in our memory. Modern mothers and fathers often think about which works it is better to read to a child at night, so that it is not just an exciting action, but also so that he begins to form as a person and understand where good and evil are, understand how to act correctly in a given situation. The team has compiled a rating of the best books for children of 7 years old, which are not only recommended by psychologists and sociologists, they are must-read.
- Rating of the best books for children 7 years old
- The Jungle Book, Kipling R �
- GRAY STAR, Zakhoder B.V.
- The Wizard of Oz
- THE BEST IS FOR CHILDREN, Chukovsky K.I.
- The Hill Dwellers, Adams R.
- The Nutcracker and the Mouse King Hoffman E.T.A.
- My family and other animals Darrell J.
- Legends and myths of Ancient Greece
- Little Prince, Exupery
- White Fang, Jack London
- The Adventures of Captain Vrungel, Nekrasov A.
- Tom Sawyer, M. Twain
- The Golden Key, or Buratino's Adventures
- Timur and his team, Chuk and Gek, Blue Cup, Gaidar
- Treasure Island – Stevenson
- IN THE COUNTRY OF UNLEARNED LESSONS, Geraskina LB
Rating of the best books for children 7 years old
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||rating|
|Rating of the best books for children 7 years old||1||The Jungle Book, Kipling R �||4.9|
|2||GRAY STAR, Zakhoder B.V.||4.8|
|3||The Wizard of Oz||4.8|
|4||THE BEST IS FOR CHILDREN, Chukovsky K.I.||4.8|
|5||The Hill Dwellers, Adams R.||4.7|
|6||The Nutcracker and the Mouse King Hoffman E.T.A.||4.7|
|7||My family and other animals Darrell J.||4.7|
|8||Legends and myths of Ancient Greece||4.7|
|9||Little Prince, Exupery||4.6|
|10||White Fang, Jack London||4.6|
|11||The Adventures of Captain Vrungel, Nekrasov A.||4.5|
|12||Tom Sawyer, M. Twain||4.5|
|13||The Golden Key, or Buratino's Adventures||4.5|
|14||Timur and his team, Chuk and Gek, Blue Cup, Gaidar||4.5|
|15||Treasure Island – Stevenson||4.5|
|17||IN THE COUNTRY OF UNLEARNED LESSONS, Geraskina LB||4.4|
The Jungle Book, Kipling R �
For the first time, stories about the adventures of a child raised in a pack of wolves were published in the magazine in 1893. The work was illustrated by the author's father, John Kipling. For more than a century, Mowgli's fascinating adventures in the impenetrable jungle have not left indifferent either children or adults. The main characters of the book are animals who both helped to survive and tried to destroy the poor, defenseless child.
Raksha replaced her mother, the wolf became an adoptive father. Mowgli's main mentor is Baloo the bear. The beautiful panther Bagheera and the tiger python Kaa will be faithful to their friendship with a human cub for many years. There will be everything in Mowgli's story, and not only good things. In the wilds of the jungle, his main enemies will be waiting for him – the tiger Sherkhan and his henchman, the jackal Tabaki. The monkey pack will steal the child, but with the help of friends, he will be free.
The book is written in a fascinating manner. It shows what friendship, compassion, love, cruelty, betrayal are. Experts are confident that it will become one of the favorite works of modern children, as it has become for many previous generations.
GRAY STAR, Zakhoder B.V.
Vladimir Borisovich Zakhoder is a famous Soviet and Russian writer and poet who popularized the genre of world children's classics. The Gray Star is part of the Fairy Tales for People series, in which the story is told from the perspective of animals. In the preface, the author wrote to all children and adults who will ever read his work about the attitude of animals to people. Only a really talented writer could have noticed so correctly and subtly.
B. Zakhoder says that animals love and respect people very much, therefore they expect the same from them. And to make them love animals even more, they tell stories from their lives, which are filled with sorrows and joys, exciting adventures and ordinary daily affairs.
The author's books teach a child to be kinder to others, and not only to animals, but also to people. They are obligatory to read at a young age, because it is then that certain rules of behavior are laid, which persist for life.
The Wizard of Oz
In third place in our rating is the work of Alexander Melentievich Volkov, written 80 years ago based on the fairy tale of the American prose writer L. F. Baum 'The Amazing Wizard from Oz'. In 1959, a new edition was published with significant modifications by the author and illustrations by the famous artist L.V. Vladimirsky.
The main characters of the book are the girl Ellie and her faithful friend, the dog Toto. As a result of the tornado, they end up in the Magic Land and try to return to their native Kansas. On the way, they will meet a cute scarecrow Scarecrow who dreams of getting real brains instead of straw, the Tin Woodman who wants to regain his lost heart, the Cowardly Lion, who needs courage to become a real king of beasts.
Eventful adventures still lead friends to the Great and Dreadful Goodwin. But they understand that he is not a magician, but just an ordinary person and cannot help them. The happy ending of the tale will delight children who want to immerse themselves in the wonderful world of the Emerald City again and again.
THE BEST IS FOR CHILDREN, Chukovsky K.I.
We can retell the works of Korney Chukovsky by heart. For many children, they were the first books that their parents introduced to them and which have forever remained in their memory. The collection contains the best tales of the writer. Already from the cover it is clear that children and adults will find themselves in a colorful and wonderful world, where they will get acquainted with Aibolit and Barmaley, Mukha-Tsokotukha and Tarakanishche, Fedora and Bibigon.
Also included in the collection is the author's version of the world famous book by Rudolf Erich Raspe 'The Adventures of Baron Munchausen'. Bright illustrations will appeal to kids of any age and will help to imagine the magical inhabitants, once invented by one of the famous Russian authors, whose books have become real classics of children's world literature.
If you are just starting the first acquaintance of a child with the world of fairy tales, then a collection of works by K. Chukovsky will be the best option for adults to read them. It is not for nothing that he is recognized as the most published author in Russia, and more than one happy generation has grown up on him.
The Hill Dwellers, Adams R.
The novel included in the rating was published in 1972, brought world fame to its creator, was deservedly noted by critics and readers, and received many literary awards. The fairy tale-parable tells about the adventures of rabbits who are forced to look for a new home due to a construction project that has begun at the old place.
Little fearful lumps will go a difficult and long way, but they will set a vivid example of worthy behavior, despite various difficult situations. Richard Adams so colorfully describes nature and heroes that he draws you into the world of fantasy from the first minute. The book will tell the little ones what friendship and devotion are, and when, if such a moment comes, you are ready to sacrifice your own life to save a loved one.
The work will contain everything: wars, battles, spy intrigues. It is recognized as an intellectual bestseller, because behind the fairy-tale facade there is a deep philosophical meaning, which the author addressed to all readers, both adults and children. Using the example of a rabbit tribe, he showed how human society looks like and how individual units should interact in it in order to achieve a close to the ideal model of society.
The Nutcracker and the Mouse King Hoffman E.T.A.
The Fairy Tale was first published in 1816. The main characters received the names of the children of Ernst's friend Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann, prompting him to write his work, which was subsequently filmed several times and on the basis of which P.I.Tchaikovsky's ballet was created, which also became classics of world art.
Fritz and Marie receive many presents on Christmas Eve, including an ugly doll designed to crack nuts. On the same night, the girl finds herself in a fantasy world where the Nutcracker fights the Mouse King. In fact, it turns out that the little freak is an enchanted prince, and in order to find his true appearance, it is necessary not only to defeat the enemy, but also to find a girl who can love him in such a terrible way.
Little readers will definitely wait for a happy ending. This book will tell about friendship and betrayal, love and hatred, nobility and envy. Using the example of fairy-tale heroes, children will learn to understand people, assess situations and react correctly to any events in life. If the wonderful book 'The Nutcracker and the Mouse King' is not yet on the children's shelf, then we recommend not delaying the purchase.
My family and other animals Darrell J.
We are pleased to include in our rating the work of a unique author – Gerald Malcolm Durrell, a traveler, zoologist, naturalist, who from early childhood was interested in the surrounding nature and its inhabitants. A total of 30 bestselling works were released, and 35 films were shot. The author was awarded the Order of the British Empire in 1983 for his many years of contributions to wildlife conservation.
In the book, he tells about the fascinating stories that happened to his family while they lived on the Greek island of Corfu. The reader will laugh at the various situations that the author describes with a great deal of irony. Throughout the story, there are jokes that are forever engraved in memory.
Until the end of his life, the writer retained his childlike spontaneity and curiosity, and it is in this manner that 'My family and other animals' will appear before us. One of the best books of the great prose writer of our time, J. Darrell, will help kids to plunge into the mysterious world of wild nature, get acquainted with its representatives, see their interaction with people.
Legends and myths of Ancient Greece
Who among us in childhood did not dream of being in the place of the heroes of Ancient Greece? Everyone listened with rapture to their parents about the life of gods and people, about real exploits and incredible adventures. Nikolai Albertovich Kuhn created his work in 1914, and for more than a century, 'Legends and Myths of Ancient Greece' has been a reference book for boys and girls who admire its characters and re-read it again and again.
The work tells about the beginning of life and the transformation of dark and eternal Chaos into a bright and joyful day with a blue sky, a rustling sea and majestic mountains. But besides good forces, the Earth gave birth to evil ones: cyclops with one eye and fifty-headed, hundred-handed giants, whose destructive power knew no bounds. Horror, strife and misfortune reigned in the world again. Well, what will happen next, readers will definitely learn from the following chapters, which will tell about all the significant ancient Greek heroes.
The book will be the first work that can introduce a child to the world of those eras. Both adults and children are happy to read to it, and they never cease to be amazed at the exciting and fascinating manner of the author's narration – the greatest Soviet historian, professor and writer.
Little Prince, Exupery
In the ranking of the best, we present the most famous fairy tale by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, which was first published in 1943. Illustrations belong to the author himself and are an important part of the entire work. In the preface, he reminds everyone that all adults were once children too, but not many have those memories. But after reading the book, you can once again plunge into those distant times and again feel like a child.
In the center of the story is a little boy from the planet B-612. A pilot who made an emergency landing in the Sahara Desert meets a mysterious child who will tell about his life on an asteroid and adventures on Earth. He will also talk about other places in the Universe, where he visited, and meeting with various adults with strange deeds.
The prototype of the Little Prince is the author himself, who grew up in a family of an impoverished noble family and was nicknamed the Sleepwalker for his habit of looking at the stars for a long time. Many of Exupery's statements have long been disassembled into quotes. It is worth noting that the book has been translated into 301 languages of the world. She was second only to the Bible with its 600 translations.
White Fang, Jack London
The adventure story about a half-wolf, half-dog was first published in the magazine from May to October 1906. Time and place of action – the end of the 19th century, Alaska. The reader sees all the events taking place through the eyes of White Fang and can himself evaluate the behavior of animals and people in different life situations.
After living in the wild and the death of his father, sisters and brothers, the half-wolf goes with his mother to the Indians, one of whom was once the owner of Kichi. A small puppy will have to experience a lot before animal habits are replaced by devotion and love for a person. He will visit the sled dog, the main one in the team, at the behest of the cruel owner Smith, he will take part in battles, almost dying after a fight with a bulldog.
And only Whedon Scott will be able to awaken dormant feelings with patience and affection, and after many difficult trials, White Fang will become a true and devoted friend to the engineer and his family, find a soul mate – the Collie shepherd dog, which will give him healthy offspring. The author describes in detail the behavior and psychology of the animal and allows the children to draw a conclusion for themselves where is good and where is evil, where is love, and where is betrayal.
The Adventures of Captain Vrungel, Nekrasov A.
An honorable place in the rating goes to the story of Andrei Sergeevich Nekrasov, who created the Soviet Baron Munchausen – Captain Vrungel. Excerpts from the work were published in 1937 in the magazine 'Pioneer'. Two years later, a full-fledged edition came out, which became a classic of world children's prose.
The author has traveled for a long time and visited various parts of the planet, while recording tales and fables that sailors told about themselves. The prototype of Vrungel was A. Nekrasov's friend, Andrei Vronsky, and Loma's assistant, captain Ivan Man. Two lovers of travel were going on a round-the-world voyage and repaired an old schooner, but it was never carried out.
Sailor Fuchs became the prototype of the sailor of the same name, who constantly got into comic stories, which caused sharp jokes among his colleagues. The main character tells about the sea voyage on the yacht 'Victory', which, due to the first letters that have fallen away, turns into 'Trouble' and fully corresponds to its captain, Christopher Bonifatievich Vrungel, whose adventures leave no one indifferent.
Tom Sawyer, M. Twain
Published in 1876, the story became a classic of world literature. She talks about the adventures of a twelve-year-old boy and his friends. He lives in a fictional city in Missouri with his aunt Polly, the sister of his late mother, a strict woman who punishes the poor man with rods. The work shows several months in the life of Tom Sawyer, which is full of incredible and amazing events.
In the town, he will meet a girl, Becky Thatcher, who will become his first love. He will be able to expose the real killer, becoming an unwitting witness to the crime. Imagining himself as a pirate, he will get to the island, get lost in a cave, but still be able to get out of it. Tom will find the treasure and share it equally with his best friend, a full-time orphan who does not go to school and does not have a permanent home, Huckleberry Finn.
A fascinating story about friendship will appeal to boys and girls who experience the same feelings and emotions as the main characters of the book. Experts recommend reading all the works from the series about the adventures of Tom Sawyer, which tell about the life of people in America before the terrible events – the beginning of the Civil War.
The Golden Key, or Buratino's Adventures
A. N. Tolstoy presented the author's literary adaptation of the work of Kahlo Collodi about the adventures of Pinocchio. Initially, it was supposed to simply translate the original into Russian. But gradually the writer got so carried away by the idea and then came up with the story of the golden key and hearth, painted on canvas, which for 80 years has been included in the world ratings of the best children's works. The book was filmed several times, presenting films, musicals and cartoons to the audience.
Alexey Tolstoy wanted to get closer to modern realities and make the characters more lively and cheerful. The funny main characters are familiar to us from childhood. But the kids will be interested to learn about the incredible adventures of the wooden Buratino doll, which Carlo's father carved from an old log, which later came to life and became the son of an old organ grinder.
The book will contain negative characters: the fox Alice and the cat Basilio, Karabas Barabas and Duremar. But true friends: the sad Pierrot, the poodle Artemon, the beautiful Malvina, will help to get out of the most difficult situations, and as a reward they will get a real puppet theater hidden behind a canvas in the closet of Pope Carlo.
Timur and his team, Chuk and Gek, Blue Cup, Gaidar
In 1925, readers first get acquainted with the work of Arkady Petrovich Gaidar – a participant in two wars, a correspondent and a children's writer. But the reaction to the story was negative. She was found to be weak and imitative. Thirteen years later, the children's book Blue Cup was published, which was banned from publication and was no longer published during the author's lifetime, since, according to critics, it brought up family relations and raised many non-childish issues.
But life puts everything in its place, and in 2013 the work was included in the list of 100 must-read books.
“Chuk and Gek” was the only story by Gaidar that was not heavily criticized. Many generations of girls and boys have been reading the story of the two brothers who went with their mother to the Siberian taiga to visit their father-geologist.
1940 gave all fans of the author's talent the story 'Timur and his team' about guys who help elderly neighbors and families of the Red Army in various household chores. They are opposed by a gang of small hooligans led by Mishka Kvakin. As a result of the skirmish, the Timurites are victorious. This brings to the little readers that good is always stronger than evil and cruelty.
Treasure Island – Stevenson
The first book included in the rating was published in 1883. Scottish writer Robert Stevenson has created a magnificent adventure novel that excites the minds and hearts of millions of boys and girls around the world. The action takes place in the middle of the 18th century. In the tavern, owned by the mother of Jim Hawkins, on whose behalf the narrative is conducted, the gloomy personality Billy Bones is settled.
No less strange guests come to him, and after death from an apoplectic stroke it turns out that he was once a navigator on a pirate ship and owns a map on which the places where the treasures are hidden are marked. Wealthy people, whom Jim showed the map, equip a schooner, assemble a team and go to a distant island. By the way, for a long time it was believed that this place is fictional. But such an island exists in reality and is located 70 km south of Cuba.
There will be many dangerous situations in the book that almost cost the heroes their lives. But they will be able to resist the ruthless pirates, find treasures and return to England as rich people. The publication is recognized as one of the best works of the adventure genre and is recommended for mandatory reading.
With a little girl only an inch tall, readers first met in 1835. The great Danish writer himself invented fairy tale characters, without borrowing them from folk legends. In the center of the plot is a miniature Thumbelina, which appeared from a small germinated seed. A defenseless girl will face many difficulties ahead. But in spite of everything, she will show strength of character and perseverance and, thanks to the support of friends, will become happy in the finale.
The author describes the incredible adventures of the protagonist, who will have to go underground and almost become the wife of an old mole, escape from a toad who dreams of marrying her to her ugly son, to be abandoned by the May beetle and not accepted in his community. Thanks to the help of the swallow, Thumbelina finds herself in the land of elves and becomes its queen, finding happiness with the same miniature heir as herself.
The author colorfully describes the main characters, showing their advantages and disadvantages. Together with them, the baby will learn to empathize and rejoice, find ways out of the most difficult situations.
IN THE COUNTRY OF UNLEARNED LESSONS, Geraskina LB
The rating ends with an instructive tale by Leah Geraskina about schoolchildren Vita Perestukin, who is sent by textbooks to the Land of Unlearned Lessons, where he will have to go through many unforeseen situations and face mistakes that he made for a long time in homework.
Together with the faithful cat Kuzey, the boy will learn to solve problems, learn the rules of grammar and spelling, and a lot of interesting things that he missed in class. Back in real life, Vitya will understand how important it is to prioritize correctly, listen to the teachers and do homework.
After all the adventures, he confesses how much he lost, and that he needs to catch up and keep up with his classmates. The illustrations for the book were created by the famous designer V. Chizhikov. The work helps parents adapt their children to schoolwork, teaches them to be responsible and do homework conscientiously, presents characters with incorrect answers and shows what unbearable conditions they find themselves in due to their unwillingness to learn.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.