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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 - math curse Math Curse - Published: 1995 Theme: Math for Kids Best for: 2nd and 3rd grade "Mrs. Fibonacci has obviously put a math curse on me. Everything I look at or think about has become a math problem." A lighthearted look at how math…

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Children's book - Girl who drew butterfles The Girl Who Drew Butterflies - Published: 2018 Theme: Biography; Science Best for: 9 and up "At the age of thirteen, Maria had watched, waited, and witnessed with her own eyes. And she had created a record of study, just as scholars did at universities." This…

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Children's book: A is for Elizabeth A is for Elizabeth - Published: 2019 Theme: Fairness Best for: 5 to 8 "Even if there is no trophy involved, I love winning. I am not a sore winner, no matter what Anna the Annoying says. I am the opposite of sore. I am…

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Children's Book - Spark Spark - Published: 2019 Theme: Speaking Up Best for: 9 to 12 "Different isn't wrong," Pixit said with such utter certainty that Mina couldn't help but believe him...Mina said, "I just need to find a different way, a way that works for…

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children's book Little Angel's Journey Little Angel’s Journey - Published: 2006 Theme: A Children's Birth Best for: 4 to 6 "Little Angel said to Great Angel, "Oh I want to go to Bountiful Earth." "And so you shall, Little Angel, so you shall." A Waldorf birthday story, beautifully illustrated…

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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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