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Favorite Children's Books

Here's a collection of our kids' favorite off-the-beaten-path books.

Little Humans by Brandon Stanton, who did Humans of New York. Fabulous photography book with a wonderful message for kids woven through.

Little Humans, Brandon Stanton: Small kids can do big things

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If your elementary kid isn't ready for the blank pages of a diary, this wonderful writer's notebook is filled with prompts to spark imagination + creativity

Writer's notebook perfect for kids. Even ones who don't write.

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The Categorical Universe of Candice Phee: Excellent tween novel that's not as mature as Hunger Games, but with an awesome anti-heroine.

The Categorical Universe of Candice Phee

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In This Book: A new classic for kids by Fani Marceau + Joelle Jolivet

In This Book: A stunning new picture book for kids

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Chu's First Day of School by Neil Gaiman. Yes, Neil Gaiman!

Neil Gaiman sends kids back to school with a smile

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Little Elliot, Big City: A sweet new picture book for kids that will be the next big series.

Little Elliot, Big City: The next big picture book for kids

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  • Meredith Keeney

    Wonderful board! Maybe you would like Rahna and the Dragon, which just got released on Amazon. I think it's right up your alley.

Bedtime at the Nuthouse: New picture book by Eric Litwin (of Pete the Cat fame)

We're nuts for Bedtime at the Nut House

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Little Lamb in Amsterdam ebook: Beautiful as any regular book and interactive feature teach kids about Holland.

Little Lamb in Amsterdam: A fun interactive ebook for kids

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Sweet Blackberry: A non-profit bringing lesser known stories of African-American achievements to life for kids, beautifully

Sweet Blackberry brings African American history alive

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Mix it Up! Interactive picture book by Hervé Tullet gets kids learning about colors in the coolest way ever.

Mix it Up!: An engaging, interactive book for kids

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Quest by Caldecott honoree Aaron Becker: gorgeous new book all told in pictures

Quest by Aaron Becker: A first look at this new children's book

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The Bear's Song is our favorite new bedtime story, and we love how it celebrates the love between dads and kids.

The Bear's Song: Our new favorite bedtime book

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The Soccer Fence soccer: fantastic book for kids in light of the World Cup, but great lesson about apartheid too.

A winning soccer book for kids in time for The World Cup

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The Baby Tree Book by Sophie Blackall: Probably our favorite "where do babies come from?" book ever.

The Baby Tree: A book answering kids' #1 question perfectly

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Ann and Nan are Anagrams: Terrific book that's like a Where's Waldo for future word nerds.

Ann and Nan are Anagrams by Mark Shulman - Cool Mom Picks

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Stella and the Space Bears: Wonderful book that just happens to be an ebook. And we can never resist a geeky heroine.

Odd One Out: Gorgeous picture book with a modern twist on "which of these things is not like the other."

The Odd One Out seek-and-find book for kids - Cool Mom Picks

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