Left within four walls with quarantined children, many parents rushed to look for activities for their offspring. Reading is the first thing that comes to mind. But how to understand the world of modern children's literature? We will help you! Our top five include a selection of excellent books that will definitely not disappoint you.
Iris Argaman "Bear and Fred", publishing house "Knizhniki" From 5 years old
This amazing and touching book tells about the events of the Second World War. The story is told from the perspective of a teddy bear who, together with its young owner, boy Fred, lived through the nightmares of the Holocaust. The book is based on the real life story of Fred Lessing and his teddy bear. Even during the war, Lessing did not part with the toy, took care of it and protected it, and when especially terrible and dangerous moments came, he shared his fears with the bear, which became his best friend. This plush toy is now on display at the Yad Vashem Museum in Israel.
David Almond "The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas", Samokat Publishing House For the younger preschool age
This book was already published by the Samokat publishing house several years ago, but taking into account the relevance of the topic to which this work is devoted, the question of its reprint was decided. David Almond is called one of the best children's writers who managed to show the real world of children to adults. After all, it is not for nothing that he is a laureate of such a talking Andersen Prize. The author in the book describes the life and adventures of the boy Wall Erund. The hero finds himself in a world of magic, full of dangers, but he is not afraid even of such bloodthirsty creatures as piranhas. This book is about a young hero who was able to remain true to himself even under the most difficult circumstances.
Boris Raevsky "Duel with oneself", publishing house "Melik-Pashaev" For teenagers
This book is said to be a must-read for every teenager, so this spring the book will be republished by the Melik-Pashayev publishing house. In it, the author describes the story of a boy named Julia who survived the blockade. He was able to overcome dystrophy, but outwardly he still remained slender and a boy, whom everyone considered a hopeless weakling. Yulia is offended by the yard children, teased and mistreated by her peers, he is denied admission to the Suvorov military school and the sports school. But despite all these trials, he does not give up and goes to his goal. The brave hero at a young age comprehended the wise truth: each person sculpts himself. This book motivates, fosters fortitude and teaches you how to properly manage your time.
Leo Bormans "The Book of Happiness", publishing house "Mann, Ivanov and Ferber" From 4 years old
Leo Bormans is called the ambassador of happiness and high quality of life all over the world. He lectures and teaches people to be happy. In his new “Book of Happiness,” he addresses children. It includes 10 stories about birds that behave like people. According to Bormans, the format for presenting these stories is based on the scientific principles of positive psychology. This book was included in the list of children's literature, because, by reading amazing stories about birds to their kids, parents educate in them the ability to be happy. After all, many dads and moms sometimes find it difficult to explain to a child in their own words what happiness is.
Jan Terlau "Winter in time of war", publishing house "CompassGuide" For middle and senior school age
Jan Terlau's famous Winter in War will also be reissued this spring. The book can be put on a par with such classic books about military childhood as "The Cloud Regiment" by Eduard Verkin and "When I was little, we had a war" by Stanislav Olefir. The author tells about the boy Mikhil, who is trying to help his friend, who has fallen into the torture chambers of the Gestapo. But one young hero cannot cope, because any resistance to the Nazis is regarded as a terrible crime, and immediate death is the punishment. Whom to trust, with whom to go on a brave mission and who will dare to help?