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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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Goodnight Moon book
Clement Hurd, Margaret Wise Brown
Picture book
5.2
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Black Beauty book
Anna Sewell, Ruth Brown
Picture book
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Gulliver's Travels book
Jonathan Swift, Francesca Rossi
Picture book
4.8
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Alice in Wonderland (10 Minute Classics) book
George Bridge, Asha Pearse, Lewis Carroll
Picture book
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The Velveteen Rabbit book
Margery Williams, William Nicholson
Picture book
5.7
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Board Books

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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? book
Bill Martin Jr, Eric Carle
Board book
5.9
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'twas the Night Before Christmas book
Clement C Moore, David A Cutting
Board book
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The Night Before Christmas book
Clement C Moore, Tomie dePaola
Board book
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Lyle the Crocodile book
Bernard Waber
Board book
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Pat the Bunny book
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden Books
Board book
4.5
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Chapter Books

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Pride and Prejudice book
Jane Austen, Gill Tavner, Ann Kronheimer
Chapter book
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The Hobbit book
J.R.R. Tolkien
Chapter book
5.5
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Little Women  book
Louisa May Alcott
Chapter book
5.9
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Jane Eyre book
Charlotte Brontë, Vanessa Lubach
Chapter book
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The Little Prince book
Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Manuela Adreani
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Inspired by Classics

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The Tale of You book
Picture book
6.0
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Emma book
Board book
6.0
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Pride & Prejudice book
Board book
5.8
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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland book
Board book
5.8
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The Night Before Christmas book
Picture book
5.7
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Lit for Little Hands: Pride and Prejudice book
Board book
5.6
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Cinderella book
Board book
5.6
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First Stories: The Jungle Book book
Board book
5.5
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The Sleeping Beauty book
Picture book
5.5
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