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

As you can see, this list of kids books about learning 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 learning, 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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I Am So Brave!
Written by Stephen Krensky & illustrated by Sara Gillingham
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-3

Celebrates a toddler’s growing comfort with such things as hearing loud noises and being left with a babysitter.

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I Can be Anything
Written & illustrated by Diane Dillon
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Zoe is sure that she can be anything she wants to be, despite a little voice of doubt that points out the problems with her ideas–but first she needs to learn how to read.

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Mr. Klutz Is Nuts!
Written by Dan Gutman & illustrated by Jim Paillot
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 6-10

With more than 11 million books sold, the My Weird School series really gets kids reading!

In the second book of the original My Weird School series, Principal Klutz goes nuts! He wants to climb to the top of the Ella Mentry School flagpole. He even kissed a pig on the lips and painted his bald head orange. And now he wants to bungee jump off the roof of the school dressed as Santa Claus!

Perfect for reluctant readers and word lovers alike, bestselling author Dan Gutman’s insanely popular My Weird School series has something for everyone. Don’t forget to join A.J. and the gang on the rest of their hilarious adventures.

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Mr. Hynde Is Out of His Mind!
Written by Dan Gutman & illustrated by Jim Paillot
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Recommend Ages: 6-10

With more than 12 million books sold, the My Weird School series really gets kids reading!

It’s time to jam in this sixth book in the My Weird School series. Thanks to their teacher, Mr. Hynde, music class is awesome! He can rap, break-dance, and even play bongo drums on the principal’s shiny, bald head. But then he goes too far when he tries to make A.J. kiss Andrea in the school play. Yuck! Will A.J. survive?

Perfect for reluctant readers and word lovers alike, Dan Gutman’s hugely popular My Weird School chapter book series has something for everyone. Don’t miss the hilarious adventures of A.J. and the gang!

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The Magical Yet
Written by Angela DiTerlizzi & illustrated by Lorena Alvarez
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Recommend Ages: 4-8
A rollicking, rhyming, and inspirational picture book perfect for fans of
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  • I Know a Lot! - This third book in Stephen Krensky and Sara Gillingham’s empowerment series celebrates the feats of growing out of toddlerhood with increased knowledge. Whether comparing heavy rocks to lighter flowers, or noting that the sunlight delineates the day from the night, Krensky and Gillingham acknowledge the “small wins” of understanding the world just a little bit more. Young children and their parents will revel in the uplifting text and boldly colored retro-fresh illustrations. <p/> <b>Praise for <i>I Know a Lot</i></b><br> “This appealingly illustrated, confidence-boosting board book will inspire little ones to think of–and perhaps catalog aloud–all of the important things they already know about their world.”<br> –<i>Kirkus Reviews</i> <p/> “The limited primary color scheme and preponderance of simple shapes bolster the idea of kids mastering the basics.”<br> –<i>Publishers Weekly</i> <p/> “Readers will respond to the child’s confidence by being proud of their own understanding of the world. This is the third of this team’s empowerment titles, but it is fully successful as a stand-alone.”<br> –<i>School Library Journal</i> <p/> “Sara Gillingham’s colorful pictures, which, with their occasional offsets, look like hand-made prints, show the girl in the process of these and other discoveries: playing outdoors, sledding with friends and standing behind her father at the stove.”<br> –<i>The New York Times</i> <p/> “From the moment she opened <i>I Know a Lot</i>, she was hooked! Turned out, that was her gateway into being completely obsessed with reading.”<br> –<i>The Huffington Post</i><br>

  • Ayobami and the Names of the Animals - Winner at The 2018 New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children’s Books Ayobami is an African girl who dreams of going to school. After war comes to an end, she can finally return to the schoolhouse. But in order to do so, she has to take a dangerous path through the jungle. Armed only with a piece of paper and a worn-out pencil, she embarks on a hazardous journey to fulfil her unweaving desire to learn and write. This is a tale about the importance of education, the difficulties that many children have to overcome to go to school, and the perseverance and enthusiasm of those who want to learn.

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