Children's books that adults will love (13 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...

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


The Fox's Window: And Other Stories

by Naoko Awa & Toshiya Kamei

Beatrix Potter meets Kunio Yanagita in this delightful collection of modern fairy tales, says Charlotte Eubanks. Like J.K. Rowling or Rick Riordan, Naoko Awa writes timeless tales that will resonate with readers...


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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