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Classic Children's Books

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There aren’t many activities more precious than enjoying a classic children’s book. The meaningful stories touch our hearts, shape our outlooks, and linger in our minds—after all, they’re bestselling books for a reason. This collection celebrates the best children’s books of all time. Some titles on the list you will recognize as favorites from your own youth, while others have more recently become a “must have” on the list of classic children’s books. You can filter these bestselling books by type to find the right books for kids of any age. Board books are good for infants to toddlers. Picture books are great for toddlers and elementary age kids and for adults to read aloud to children. Chapter books and novels are perfect for elementary school and middle school age tween readers. Enjoy exploring this collection of classic children’s books, and be sure to suggest titles you’d add to the list.

Picture Books

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Clement Hurd, Margaret Wise Brown
Picture book
5.2
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George Bridge, Asha Pearse, Lewis Carroll
Picture book
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Anna Sewell, Ruth Brown
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Jonathan Swift, Francesca Rossi
Picture book
4.8
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Margery Williams, William Nicholson
Picture book
5.7
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Board Books

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Bill Martin Jr, Eric Carle
Board book
5.9
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Clement C. Moore, David A Cutting
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Clement C. Moore, Tomie dePaola
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Ezra Jack Keats
Board book
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Inspired by Classics

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Picture book
6.0
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Board book
6.0
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Board book
5.8
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Board book
5.8
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Board book
5.6
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Board book
5.6
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Board book
5.5
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Picture book
5.5
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Board book
5.5
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