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Adulthood: Books For Kids

Looking for a list of the best children's books about adulthood?

As you can see, this list of kids books about adulthood is a work in progress! We’re currently exploring the best books available, and we’d love your input. If you have a title you’d suggest including on our list of kids books about adulthood, please share it with us!

We’ll be featuring a variety of titles on our list, from well known classics to popular bestsellers to lesser known titles that deserve a bigger audience. We’re also including books for a range of ages, from board books for babies and toddlers, to picture books for preschool and kindergarten age kids, to chapter books for early elementary age kids.

We’d love to hear any book suggestions you have—you can comment below or email us at [email protected].

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The Inner Child
Written by Henry Blackshaw
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-8

It may never be clear why adults pretend to be busy or stressed, but truths about love, life, and living in the moment are humorously recounted in this cautionary tale for all ages –FOREWORD REVIEW

An observation of human behaviour that resonates with the stresses of the modern age. Dear Kids, Did you know that all adults have a child inside them? They try to hide them by pretending to be busy and stressed all the time, but as you know, it’s impossible to keep children hidden. Sometimes they just have to come out and PLAY! This is a delightful little book that will appeal to adults and children equally, explaining why adults behave in the strange ways that they do, and how important it is to preserve the place of playfulness and joy inside all of us.

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$14.95
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$12.71
Amazon
$14.95
Used $14.95
Prices as of Jan 25
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When I Grow Up
Written by Tim Minchin & illustrated by Steve Antony
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

When I grow up,
I will be tall enough
to reach the branches
that I need to reach
to climb the trees
you get to climb when you’re grown up.

A group of children imagines all of the things that they will be able to do once they grow up, and they plan to do anything and everything. They hope to solve problems, play in the sun all day long, be brave, and even eat ice cream all day. The combination of Tim Minchin’s Tony Award-winning Matilda the Musical lyrics and Steve Antony’s joyful artwork is sure to inspire readers of all ages to explore the endless possibilities that the future could have in store.

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$17.99
Bookshop
$15.29
Amazon
$13.52
Used $1.35
Prices as of Jan 25

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