3 Books for children to show them books without pictures can be just as fun & interesting!
3 Books for children to show them books without pictures can be just as fun and interesting!

3 Books for children to show them books without pictures can be just as fun and interesting!

Yesterday, someone messaged us on our Instagram handle asking us to give her some suggestions that will make her child believe that books without pictures can be just as fun and interesting as the one with pictures.

So, I decided to give her suggestions through this post. So here are the books:


The Phantom Tollbooth
by Norton Juster

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

Page Count: 272 pages

Publisher: Random House Bullseye Books

Publication Date: 1996

This book tops our list and trusts me when I say that it is the best book you can ever find in this category (other than Harry Potter of course). There are some few quirky illustrations here and there but it’s far from a picture book.

This also comes under the 100 books to read in a Lifetime on Amazon India.

Synopsis from Amazon

When Milo finds an enormous package in his bedroom, he’s delighted to have something to relieve his boredom with school. And when he opens it to find – as the label states – One Genuine Turnpike Tollbooth, he gets right into his pedal car and sets off through the Tollbooth and away on a magical journey!

Milo’s extraordinary voyage takes him into such places as the Land of Expectation, the Doldrums, the Mountains of Ignorance and the Castle in the Air. He meets the weirdest and most unexpected characters (such as Tock, the watchdog, the Gelatinous Giant, and the Threadbare Excuse, who mumbles the same thing over and over again), and, once home, can hardly wait to try out the Tollbooth again. But will it be still there when he gets back from school?

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Swallows and Amazons
by Arthur Ransome

Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome

Opening Sentence: ROGER, aged seven, and no longer the youngest of the family, ran in wide zigzags, to and fro, across the steep field that sloped up from the lake to Holly Howe, the farm where they were staying for part of the summer holidays.

Page Count: 351 pages

Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher

Publication Date: July 16th, 2010 (first published 1930)

A magical book that might truly be the book that will make your child fall in love with books.

It’s the most charming children’s book anyone can ever read.

Synopsis from Amazon

The first title in Arthur Ransome’s classic series, originally published in 1930: for children, for grownups, for anyone captivated by the world of adventure and imagination. Swallows and Amazons introduce the lovable Walker family, the camp on Wild Cat Island, the able-bodied catboat Swallow, and the two intrepid Amazons, Nancy and Peggy Blackett.

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The Westing Game
by Ellen Raskin

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

Opening Sentence: The sun sets in the west (just about everyone knows that), but Sunset Towers faced east. Strange!

Page Count: 192 pages

Publisher: Penguin

Publication Date: April 12th, 2004 (first published 1978)

A well-written, twisty puzzle of a mystery, filled with fantastic clues, unforgettable characters, and countless red herrings.

Synopsis from Amazon

A bizarre chain of events begins when sixteen unlikely people gather for the reading of Samuel W. Westing’s will. And though no one knows why the eccentric, game-loving millionaire has chosen a virtual stranger – and a possible murderer – to inherit his vast fortune, one thing’s for sure: Sam Westing may be dead… but that won’t stop him from playing one last game!

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