Fantastic Children's Books

Top 10 Fantastic Children's Books : Winnie-the-Pooh, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, 100 Bible Facts About Jesus: The Exciting way to Learn, 100 Fun Bible Facts: The Exciting way to Learn (100 Bible Facts Book 1), The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, The Gruffalo, Little House in the Big Woods, Harry Potter Series Box Set

Winnie-the-Pooh
AuthorA.A. Milne
ISBN0525467564
The Bear of Very Little Brain and his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood have delighted generations of readers since Winnie-the-Pooh was first published in 1926.

Back by popular demand, the four full-color gift editions of the original Pooh classics are available again. These elegant books,...
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
AuthorRoald Dahl
ISBN0142403881
Tonight I just finished reading Charlie and the Chocolate factory with my son. This is the first chapter book I've read all the way through with him. And it was a ton of fun.

First off, I'll admit that I love the movie. I grew up with it. (I'm talking about the Gene Wilder version, of course.)I'll...
AuthorJ.K. Rowling
ISBN0439358078
There is a door at the end of a silent corridor. And it’s haunting Harry Pottter’s dreams. Why else would he be waking in the middle of the night, screaming in terror?

Harry has a lot on his mind for this, his fifth year at Hogwarts: a Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher with a personality like...
100 Bible Facts About Jesus: The Exciting way to Learn
AuthorGinger Baum
To your avail, I have this fascinating book here that holds unique facts about Jesus Christ. It is mightily condensed with particulars that you cannot find inside of any other book unless you read the Holy Bible. The Holy Bible is my go-to Book for everything! That is why I thoroughly researched over 500...
100 Fun Bible Facts: The Exciting way to Learn (100 Bible Facts Book 1)
AuthorGinger Baum
The truth has never been so fun to learn till now ! Adults and children all across the world are now remembering facts about the Bible with ease. This is because they are fascinated by how they can connect in a real way to these exciting truths. This is a tried-and-true motivating method that gives a clear...
AuthorBeatrix Potter
ISBN0723247781
The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck is an original classic by Beatrix Potter.

Poor Jemima. All she wants to do is lay her eggs in peace, and be allowed to hatch them herself. At last she flies off and finds the perfect place. Little does the silly duck realise that the charming gentleman who has lent...
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
AuthorJudith Viorst
ISBN0689711735
The perennially popular tale of Alexander's worst day is a storybook that belongs on every child's bookshelf.

Alexander knew it was going to be a terrible day when he woke up with gum in this hair.

And it got worse...

His best friend deserted him. There was no dessert in his lunch...
The Gruffalo
AuthorJulia Donaldson
ISBN0333710932
My boy brought this to me a couple days ago, asking if I'd read it to him.

I did, and it's quickly become a new favorite.

It's not terribly complex, or long, or ethically enriching. But then again, not all books need to be.

What this book does have is a marvelously tight and deceptively...
Little House in the Big Woods
AuthorLaura Ingalls Wilder
ISBN0060885378
Based on the real-life adventures of Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little House in the Big Woods is the first book in the award-winning Little House series, which has captivated generations of readers. This edition features the classic black-and-white artwork from Garth Williams.

Little House...
Harry Potter Series Box Set
AuthorJ.K. Rowling
ISBN0545044251
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What Do People Do All Day?
AuthorRichard Scarry
ISBN0394818237
While Richard Scarry's What Do People Do All Day? definitely is engagingly entertaining, full of details upon details and thus both textually and illustratively informative (and albeit I do also have fond memories using a school library copy in grade four to practice my English vocabulary), personally...
The Monster at the End of this Book
AuthorJon Stone
Many adults name this book as their favorite Little Golden Book. Generations of kids have interacted with lovable, furry old Grover as he begs the reader not to turn the page—for fear of a monster at the end of the book. “Oh, I am so embarrassed,” he says on the last page . . . for, of course, the monster...
Kipper
AuthorMick Inkpen
ISBN0340565640
As The Guardian so rightly points out ‘The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot’. The first from the collection of Kipper books, it describes Kipper’s struggle to get comfortable in his doggy basket. He tries a number of amusing options such as a gardening pot, only to find it incredibly...
A Wind in the Door
AuthorMadeleine L'Engle
Every time a star goes out, another Echthros has won a battle.

Just before Meg Murry's little brother, Charles Wallace, falls deathly ill, he sees dragons in the vegetable garden. The dragons turn out to be Proginoskes, a cherubim composed out wings and eyes, wind and flame. It is up to Meg and...
The City of Ember
AuthorJeanne DuPrau
ISBN0375822747
An alternate cover edition can be found here.

Many hundreds of years ago, the city of Ember was created by the Builders to contain everything needed for human survival. It worked…but now the storerooms are almost out of food, crops are blighted, corruption is spreading through the city and...
Stick Man
AuthorJulia Donaldson
ISBN1407106171
Stick Man lives with his lady love and three stick children in the family tree. One day he's out for a jog and gets snatched by a dog, taken by a girl, found by a swan, and the adventures continue. What Stick Man really wants is to make it back home, but will he?

This is such an adventurous story and perfect...
Beauty and the Beast
AuthorMarianna Mayer
ISBN1587171481


I learned about this book from a good friend's blog and went straight to Amazon to find a used copy. Much to my delight, it looks to be a first edition from 1978 (although I'm not sure how many editions there are). The cover was in horrible condition when it arrived as it was falling to pieces. I...
One Monster After Another
AuthorMercer Mayer
ISBN1577686888
This may have been the most intriguing book of my childhood and I would love to get my hands on a copy now that I'm all growed-up. I suspect that I only saw half of the things in each picture; we'd pore over every page for minutes on end, encouraging each other to find what we saw and we did this with alarming regularity....
Curious George Rides a Bike
AuthorH.A. Rey
ISBN1844285073
Another great Curious George story that Neo sat and enjoyed. On the third anniversary of his arrival from the jungle--can it have been that long?--George receives a bicycle as a present from the Man with the Yellow Hat. George agrees to stay close to home, but we all know that monkeys tend to opt for the...
The Chronicles of Narnia
AuthorC.S. Lewis
ISBN0066238501
Journeys to the end of the world, fantastic creatures, and epic battles between good and evil—what more could any reader ask for in one book? The book that has it all is The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, written in 1949 by Clive Staples Lewis. But Lewis did not stop there. Six more books followed, and...
The Little Mermaid
AuthorHans Christian Andersen
ISBN0698400011
Once there was a little mermaid who fell in love with a human boy . . . The story may be familiar, but Lisbeth Zwerger's art makes this fairytale seem brand-new. This Jubilee edition, celebrating 200 years of Hans Christian Andersen, is superbly illustrated in Zwerger's signature style. Known for her...
A Pocket for Corduroy
AuthorDon Freeman
In this follow-up to his classic picture-book Corduroy , which saw a lonely stuffed bear exploring a department store at night, looking for a button, Don Freeman once again sends his adorable ursine hero on an unexpected quest: this time for a pocket. When Lisa, the little girl who took him home in the...
Betsy-Tacy
AuthorMaud Hart Lovelace
ISBN0064400964
Best Friends Forever

There are lots of children on Hill Street, but no little girls Betsy's age. So when a new family moves into the house across the street, Betsy hopes they will have a little girl she can play with. Sure enough, they do—a little girl named Tacy. And from the moment they meet...
AuthorMarianna Mayer
ISBN0688085008
Sweet, lovely Vasilisa lives with her jealous stepmother and stepsisters on the edge of a dark forest inhabited by the evil witch Baba Yaga. One night the stepmother sends Vasilisa to visit Baba Yaga, an errand from which the gentle girl has little chance of returning alive. "An engaging text and accomplished...
AuthorRichard Scarry
ISBN0307655393
Perhaps I would be able to appreciate and enjoy Richard Scarry's Busy, Busy World somewhat more if I had first encountered it as a young child (which no, I did not). For yes, I can certainly and to a point both see and understand how the combination of Richard Scarry's narrative and images is imbued with...
AuthorAdam Kline
ISBN0984035087
We all have good luck and bad, courtesy of our very own white rabbits and black cats. One rarely ever notices them of course, because they're so exceptionally clever. Cecil Bean has certainly never noticed his. But when shadowy Millikin crosses Leek's path, rather than Cecil's, the hapless rabbit finds...
The Complete Tales
AuthorBeatrix Potter
This complete and unabridged collection contains all 23 of Beatrix Potter's Tales in one deluxe volume with all their original illustrations. The stories are arranged in the order in which they were first published so they may be read in their proper sequence. A special section at the end of this volume...
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
AuthorRobert C. O'Brien
ISBN0689862202
Mrs. Frisby, a widowed mouse with four small children, must move her family to their summer quarters immediately, or face almost certain death. But her youngest son, Timothy, lies ill with pneumonia and must not be moved. Fortunately, she encounters the rats of NIMH, an extraordinary breed of highly...
The Devil's Deceptions: Is There Life After Death?
AuthorGinger Baum
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The Princess Bride
AuthorWilliam Goldman
ISBN0345418263
What happens when the most beautiful girl in the world marries the handsomest prince of all time and he turns out to be...well...a lot less than the man of her dreams?

As a boy, William Goldman claims, he loved to hear his father read the S. Morgenstern classic, The Princess Bride. But as a grown-up...
The Dragonet Prophecy
AuthorTui T. Sutherland
ISBN0545349184
The seven dragon tribes have been at war for generations, locked in an endless battle over an ancient, lost treasure. A secret movement called the Talons of Peace is determined to bring an end to the fighting, with the help of a prophecy -- a foretelling that calls for great sacrifice.

Five dragonets...
The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales
AuthorJacob Grimm
For almost two centuries, the stories of magic and myth gathered by the Brothers Grimm have been part of the way children — and adults — learn about the vagaries of the real world.

Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow-White, Hänsel and Gretel, Little Red-Cap (a.k.a. Little Red Riding Hood), and...
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