Kids’ Books

16 May

Szaba Book PileIn honor of Children’s Book Week, here are 87 great kids’ books. (That should help keep your minions busy this summer.)

Bookmark it, load up your library queue, or head to your local bookstore to pick up a few for someone special.

Most of these are for younger kids, but if you scroll down to the bottom, you’ll find 15 or so for older kids, too (or simply for kids at heart).

Obviously, this isn’t an end-all-be-all list. There are simply too many great ones to ever catalog them all.

How many have you read? Bring back any memories? What would you add? I’d love to hear your responses in the comments!

Recommended Kids’ Books

Wombat Stew
Naughty Bus
In a Blue Room
The Story of Ferdinand
A Long Way Away
Superhero Employment Agency
Ed Emberley’s  “Make a World” Drawing Book 
Billy Twitters and His Blue Whale Problem
The Milly-Molly-Mandy Storybook
The Mighty Lalouche
The House at Pooh Corner
Ed Emberley’s Great Thumbprint Drawing Book
Guess Again!
Look! A Book!
Little Blue Truck
Red Knit Cap Girl
Along a Long Road
The Slant Book
The Curious Garden
All Kinds of Families!
Topsys and Turvys Number 2
Little Bird
Infinity and Me
King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub
Limelight Larry
An Awesome Book!
Virginia Wolf
The Game of Mix and Match
When the Moon Forgot
Questionable Creatures
Little Pea
Little Oink
Little Hoot
The Little House
Glass Slipper Gold Sandal
Iggy Peck, Architect
Children Make Terrible Pets
Balloons Over Broadway
Over and Under
The Velveteen Rabbit
Why We Have Day and Night
Is There Really a Human Race?
That’s How!
Press Here
The Little Book of Hindu Deities
The Magic of Reality
The Fairy Tales of Brother’s Grimm
Every Thing On It
It’s Time to Sleep My Love
I Am a Bunny
Beautiful Brown Eyes
Oh the Places You’ll Go
Where the Sidewalk Ends
Caps for Sale
Beautiful Oops!
Noisy Neighbours
Hailstones and Halibut Bones
Only One You
Alison Jay’s “Alphabet”
The Giving Tree
Caught Creatures
Giraffes Can’t Dance

And for older kids (or the young at heart):

Adventures in Cartooning
A Wrinkle in Time
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Ozma of Oz
The Patchwork Girl of Oz
Tik-Tok of Oz
Alice in Wonderland
Through the Looking Glass

Charlotte’s Web
The Little Prince
Amelia Bedelia
Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist

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