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Critically Acclaimed Books for Children's Picture Books Book Readers


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GUARDIAN 4

The Lightning Thief

A great book that blends Greek myths and the modern world together fantastically, with plenty of jokes and fun. Rick Riordan is an amazing author and this book is a must read...

GUARDIAN

The Phantom Tollbooth

The best journeys can be those you don't know you need to take. The Phantom Tollbooth, one of those rare children's novels that both delights the adult reader and returns them to a child's perspective ...

EXAMINER 5

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

...Charlie is able to get one candy bar and in it is the final Golden Ticket. He joins the other children on the tour of the factory where many strange and wonderful things await them.

KIRKUS 5

Tuck Everlasting

At a time when death has become an acceptable, even voguish subject in children's fiction, Natalie Babbitt comes through with a stylistic gem about living forever...Though the mood is delicate, there ...

KIRKUS 5

Number the Stars

Apart from Lise's offstage death, there is little violence here; like Annemarie, the reader is protected from the full implications of events...A deftly told story that dramatizes how Danes appointed ...

KIRKUS 4

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Readers will be irresistibly drawn into Harry's world by GrandPre's comic illustrations and Rowling's expert combination of broad boarding school farce and high fantasy.

KIRKUS 5

The Battle of the Labyrinth

The fourth and penultimate volume of Percy Jackson and the Olympians is the best one yet...The often-philosophical tale zips along with snappy dialogue, humor and thrilling action, culminating in a cl ...

KIRKUS 3

The Secret Garden

In this bad version of a bad idea, the richly developed classic novel has been squeezed into the picture-book format...the children’s figures seem pasted into the space, and the scenes lack warmth.

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY 4

James and the Giant Peach

As with many of Dahl's books, the pure-of-heart child prevails while wicked, dimwitted adults get their due. Dahl fans, Anglophiles and even those new to audio will likely delight in these proceedings ...

Top Quotes and Snippets from Children's Picture Books Books


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I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!

Wuthering Heights

Horton Hatches the Egg

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Oh, the Places You'll Go! and The Lorax

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Horton Hears a Who!

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

Disappearing Acts