The children’s book Hall of Fame

In time for back-to-school, our guide to the best of the best. (Contains Affiliate Links)

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Kids know what to expect at grandma and grandpa’s house: Hugs, kisses, special toys, delicious treats, and great books to share. The following 20 books, for kids from age 1 to 13, are the very best in children’s literature.

Their enduring popularity has earned each of them a place in our Hall of Fame. Read on to see if your family’s favorites made the list, or to get ideas for titles to pick up for the children’s section of your home library.




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