Best Storybooks for Children Under 9

Developing reading habits is a good way to improve cognitive function. It is a major reason why children between 6 and 9 are the best groups to develop storybook reading. Following are the best storybooks for Children under the age of 9 you should consider.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar/ La Oruga Muy Hambrienta

Author: Eric Carle

The hungry caterpillar is a classic Spanish book translated into over 25 languages. It revolves around the story of a hungry caterpillar, which emerges from an egg and starts eating everything it comes across. It continues to eat the egg for the next six days until getting a belly ache from eating too much. However, the caterpillar eats leaf on the seventh day and feels much better r.

The caterpillar continues to eat the leaf until it becomes bigger, forms a cocoon around it, and finally turns into a butterfly before flying away. This story promotes idea that temporary pleasures like eating junk food are not ideal for the long-term. It also explains compromises like eating leaves can help one grow into a beautiful person.

Why Not?

Author: Taghreed Najjar

Illustrator: Hassan Manasrah

Why not is an Arabic book that follows a girl named Samia who breaks all social norms for her father. Her father cannot fulfill his duties because of his illness, which is when Samia takes the duty to fulfill her father’s responsibilities.

It is a great story for children as it revolves around the idea of prioritizing family over society, and taking necessary steps for your loved ones.

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