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Read reviews of great children’s books and find the perfect book for your children. Browse our library of the best in children’s books, or, use the alphabetic listing of kids books on the Complete Book List menu item.

We select children’s books that meet several criteria:

  • Well-written, worthy of being called Literature for Children, as opposed to just a children’s book
  • Valuable life-lesson or message that the main characters discover for themselves
  • Free of violence or offensive language
  • Imaginative

Everyone has their own tastes in books; the books here represent our editorial opinion, based on experience working with children, teaching, and being a parent and grandmother. We hope you find something you can share with your students, children, or grandchildren.

Children's Book - Amazing Morning on Orange Street One Day and One Amazing Morning on Orange Street - Published: 2011 Theme: Friends Best for: 8 to 11 "Ms. Snoops's memory, whispered the angel, was like the lacy antimacassars on the organ and green striped sofa's arms. Ms. Snoops's memory had little holes in it, here and there..." A…

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children's book: Knights and Dinosaurs Knights vs. Dinosaurs - Published: 2018 Theme: Knights Best for: ages 9 and up "Mel wavered. She was feeling beaten. The flying lizards were too large. Too fast. Too attentive. It was hopeless. But I mustn't give up, she thought." A very fun and…

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Children's Book When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit - Published 1972 Theme: WWII refugee Best for: 9 and up "Next morning before school Anna ran into Papa's room to see him. The desk was tidy. The bed was neatly made. Papa had gone." Neither overly melodramatic nor depressing, this…

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Search for Lottie - Children's book Searching for Lottie - Published: 2019 Theme: Holocaust and Family Memories Best for: 9 and up "When Charlie asked how many of the people in the photo album had survived the Holocaust, Mom simply looked away." A down-to-earth children's book about the importance of…

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Wind in the Willows Easy Reader The Wind in the Willows – A Fine Welcome - Published: 2013 Theme: Easy Reader Best for: 5 to 8 Mole took up the oars. "Just this once, I'll try," he said, and he began to row. An easy reader version of the classic Wind in the Willows, done with…

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Children's Book - Say Something Say Something! - Published: 2019 Theme: Making a Difference Best for: 5 to 8 "If you see someone lonely, say something by just being there for them." In another wonderful children's book from Peter Reynolds, children learn they too can be a positive…

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Children's book - Daughters of Steel Daughters of Steel - Published: 2018 Theme: Fantasy; Courage Best for: Girls age 11 and up "I've been looking for a way to find out more about my powers, about my destiny. This is the sign I've been waiting for, I'm sure of it.…

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Children's Book - Skellig Skellig - Published: 2000 Theme: Power of Love Best for: 9 to 12 "I put my hand beneath his should to steady him. I felt something there, something held in my his jacket. I reached across his back and felt something beneath…

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Children's book - My name is Mina My Name is Mina - Published: 2011 Theme: Children's Creativity Best for: 9 to 12 "My name is Mina and I love the night. Anything seems possible at night when the rest of the world has gone to sleep." The best thing to say about…

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illustrated Children's book Kibble - Published: 2017 Theme: Courage; Monarch Butterflies Best for: 6 and up "It took Kibble a few moments before he was ready to let go of that trunk again, but soon enough, he carefully walked over to me...." In this informative…

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