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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.

Now We Are Six - by A. A. Milne, first published 1927 "I found a little beetle, so that Beetle was his name, And I called him Alexander and he answered just the same" This second children's book of poetry by Milne is actually my…

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When We Were Very Young - by A. A. Milne, first published 1924 "A bear, however hard he tries, Grows tubby without exercise..." At first glance, one might think that this, the very first children's book by A. A. Milne, would be more appropriate for much…

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The Wise Enchanter: A Journey Through the Alphabet - by Shelley Davidow, published 2006 "Wisdom is fading in the world. Words are disappearing. The brightness in the sky is vanishing and the dark Cloud of Ignorance has grown suddenly dense." If I could use only one book to introduce…

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The Lioness and her Knight - by Gerald Morris, published 2005 "To have arrived for an indefinite stay in this luxurious castle, where she would wear the finest clothes and most of all get to know a real enchantress, was more than Luneta could ever have…

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The Boy Apprenticed to an Enchanter - by Padraic Colum, first published 1920 Here's a children's book that not every young child will read, but having read it, I feel compelled to give it a place in the list of great children's books. For sure, it is…

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The Squire’s Tale - By Gerald Morris, published 1998 "To forgive the unforgivable is the breath of life in this world." A brilliant retelling of some of the stories from Le Morte D'Arthur, author Morris begins his series of children's books about knights with this…

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Winnie The Pooh The World of Pooh - by A. A. Milne, First published 1926. "Sing Ho! for the life of a Bear! Sing Ho! for the life of a Bear"Who among us doesn't know the world of Winnie-the-Pooh? To read it is to be a child again,…

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Mary Poppins Comes Back Mary Poppins Comes Back - by P.L. Travers, first published 1935 "It was one of those mornings when everything looks neat and bright and shiny, as though the world had been tidied up over night." If the way that your children know about Mary Poppins…

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Parsifal’s Page - by Gerald Morris, published 2001 “As you have now learned, the things you achieve by your own mighty deeds have no value until they are thrown away. But the things worth keeping—those things are yours for the asking.” Parsifal’s Page…

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