Do you remember your favorite childhood book? From Green Eggs & Ham to Where the Sidewalk Ends, there's nothing quite like the feeling you get when you read a classic children's book. And for most of us adults, it was probably a classic children's book that first introduced us to the wonderful world of literature. Here at ThriftBooks, we have tons of classic titles that'll bring back your childhood memories and create new memories for the kids in your life!
What Is A Classic Children's Book?
Classic children's books aren't defined by a logo or a special sticker. What they do have is the ability to jumpstart your imagination, no matter your age. They give you a glimpse into a different perspective of life, usually from a child's point of view. They also tend to teach us life-long lessons in entertaining and unforgettable ways.
I mean, who could forget the power of friendship between Charlotte and Wilbur in Charlotte's Web by E.B. White? If you've ever read Matilda by Roald Dahl, you know that the main character used her love of books to escape the harsh reality of her life. And Louisa May Alcott's Little Women illustrates the value of kindness and forgiveness.
Kickstart A Love Of Learning
Give your child something they'll want to read. Falling in love with a great story as a kid will create a hunger to learn, as the child realizes that each funny line, each turned page, and each chapter they read teaches them more about the world we live in and the people in it. Reading is a part of our everyday lives, and learning how to read helps children make sense of the world around them.
Which Classic Kids Books To Choose
Well, the answer to that depends on the age group and reading level of whoever you're shopping for. ThriftBooks offers classic children's books in every age range and reading level, so you'll have plenty to choose from! Let's take a look at just a few of your options:
Pre-K and 1st Grade Books
These classic short stories are perfect for readers that are just starting.
- Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise - This beginner's book is a great bedtime or naptime story for little ones!
- Corduroy by Don Freeman - This book tells the tale of a teddy bear waiting on a store shelf, hoping for a child's friendship.
- Green Eggs & Ham by Dr. Seuss - This lyrical storybook follows Sam-I-Am as he attempts to convince his friend to try his strange-looking meal.
2nd Grade-5th Grade Books
- Charlotte's Web by E.B. White - This adorable book tells the story of Wilbur, a runt-of-the-litter piglet who only wants a friend, and the spider who befriends him, along with a whole group of unforgettable characters.
- Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak - A little boy is sent to bed without dinner, where his imagination transforms his room into an extraordinary world, and he meets some of the creatures he's dreamed up.
- The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson - In this hilarious story, the Herdman kids take over the annual Christmas pageant with their mischievous misbehavior.
Tweens and Teens Books
- The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis- Four adventurous siblings step through a wardrobe door and into the magical land of Narnia.
- The Hobbit by J.R.R, Tolkien - Travel with a quiet little hobbit named Bilbo Baggins as he goes on an adventure he never intended!
These are just a few of the fantastic classic children's books we have available! Whether you're reminiscing of those childhood memories or passing the gift of loving literature on to the next generation, ThriftBooks has an endless selection of both new and used classic kids' books to choose from.
We buy and process thousands of books, which gives us a huge inventory. And because of how ThriftBooks works, we're able to offer you your favorite classic children's books at excellent prices!
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ThriftBooks is an awesome one-stop shop for all the classic children's books! It's also a convenient and affordable way to build up a selection of kid's books for classrooms and homeschoolers. Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We're always here to help you!