Children's books that adults will love (12 books)

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Charming, witty, intelligent... These books were written with children in mind, but they're worth discovering or re-reading at any age.

 

The Phantom Tollbooth

by Norton Juster & Jules Feiffer

Illustrated in black-and-white. We're celebrating the thirty-fifth anniversary (1996) of this modern kids' classic with a special hardcover edition! This ingenious fantasy centeres around Milo, a bored ten-year-old...


Desbarollda, The Waltzing Mouse

by Noel Langley & Edward Ardizzone

Neil Gaiman said "I read the first paragraph and was hooked. A sixty-three page eighteenth century novel in the grand manner about a waltzing mouse. Of course." Noel Langley's "studiously and faithfully compiled"...


Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

by Lewis Carroll

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) is a novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells the story of a girl named Alice who falls down...

Through the Looking Glass (And What Alice Found There)

by Lewis Carroll

Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (1871) is a work of children's literature by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), generally categorized as literary nonsense. It is the sequel to Alice's...

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Winnie The Pooh Deluxe Gift Box

Winnie-the-Pooh #6

by A. A. Milne & Ernest Shepard

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


To Do: A Book of Alphabets and Birthdays

by Gertrude Stein

"Alphabets and names make games and everybody has a name and all the same they have in a way to have a birthday," muses Gertrude Stein in To Do: A Book of Alphabets and Birthdays. Written in 1940 and intended...


Winnie the Pooh

Winnie-the-Pooh #2

by A.A. Milne & Ernest Shepard

Happy 80th birthday, Pooh! 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. This deluxe anniversary...


When We Were Very Young Deluxe Edition

Winnie-the-Pooh #1

by A. A. Milne

When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six complete the four-volume set of deluxe editions of the Milne and Shepard classic works. Like their companions, the Winnie-the-Pooh 80th Anniversary Edition and The...


Late for School

by Steve Martin

Getting to school has never been quite this difficult--or hilarious. Celebrated writer and performer Steve Martin and dynamic artist C. F. Payne (illustrator of John Lithgow's children's books) have teamed up...


Now We Are Six Deluxe Edition

Winnie-the-Pooh #3

by A.A. Milne

When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six complete the four-volume set of deluxe editions of the Milne and Shepard classic works. Like their companions, the Winnie-the-Pooh 80th Anniversary Edition and The...


The House At Pooh Corner Deluxe Edition

Winnie-the-Pooh #4

by A. A. Milne & Ernest Shepard

This deluxe edition of The House At Pooh Corner is the perfect way to celebrate the enduring popularity of A. A. Milne's classic work and a stunning companion to the Winnie-the-Pooh 80th Anniversary Edition....


New Socks

by Bob Shea

Something new can change the way you look; it can change the way you feel; and, in the case of new socks, it can change the way you walk--especially if you're a chicken. With a quirky sense of humor, retro style,...


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