What young adult novels (or chapter books for kids) are written in particularly elegant prose styles? (Bonus points if the story and characterization are good, of course, but I'm especially looking for books where the writing style itself is beautiful.) Examples include The Graveyard Book
, Haroun & The Sea of Stories
, and When You Reach Me. [more inside]
Looking for a children's book about bunnies going on an airplane. [more inside]
Yet Another Forgotten Book From Childhood Filter: Yeah, here we go again. Subjects? (1) Koalas and locusts, and (2) weird poems, somewhat grotesque line drawings and optical illusions. [more inside]
Would you read your three-year-old the Just So Stories, given the racist / patriachal / colonialist / whatnot themes and subtexts? [more inside]
Frabjous day! My eight-year-old cousin likes biographies. What are good biography resources that are age appropriate? [more inside]
[Obscure book filter] Anyone remember a book about a grandfather hired to make a notebook to teach someone's daughter about the world, but he secretly makes two copies? [more inside]
Is there a name for this late 60s through early 70s aesthetic that was very common in (sort for for) children books and films? And if so, any recommendations beyond what is listed... [more inside]
Long-lost childhood books: a history book printed after one of the World Wars. I don't know the title or author, but I'll tell you everything I remember. Hivemind, please help me find it! [more inside]
I am looking for outstanding non-fiction books for younger children. Maybe you remember a volume that really sparked your interest in a topic? Is there an Art (etc) '101' book you enjoy paging through with your kid? [more inside]
Time period: late 80s. This chapter book aimed at middle readers was a collection of Asian (Chinese or Japanese) folk tales centering on a wise man who served in the court of the emperor. [more inside]
Help me find the title of this children's book about a boy building a cage/trap for a monster. [more inside]
My wife and I are interested in writing and illustrating kids books and getting them published. I realize there are plenty of neat books great illustrations, so what's the best way to find out what we'd be getting into if we were to pursue this as a hobby, or even as a main source of income?
How can I fold a comic book page to make a story more interesting and still legible when unfolded? [more inside]
Another children's book identification thread, this time about a baby bunny and a scary fox. [more inside]
A question from the Mojodaughter regarding a forgotten children's picture book : "The book begins with a with a street full of houses that all look the same, until one day a bird drops a can of paint onto the roof of a man's house... [more inside]
Another lost children's book: This one was published no later than the ‘60's. It was a large hardcover, green with black line drawing, with B&W drawings inside. The story is about a boy who wishes desperately for a dog, then falls asleep and dreams about a giant sheepdog (?). [more inside]
Good books to read to the infant child? [more inside]
Please help me identify this comical children's adventure story book from the 80s... [more inside]
What are the cleverest, wittiest picture books you know? I'm looking for something you might recommend to a very smart kid who is still young enough to prefer picture books to chapter books. Another way of putting is, I'm looking for the picture book equivalent of McSweeney's. [more inside]
What is the name of this children's novel that includes time travel, Ben Franklin, some kids and a professor, and two versions of the same character, one of which is from several days in the future? [more inside]
I'm looking for bilingual children's book recommendations for a toddler being raised to speak English and Italian.
Books from Childhood Filter: What was the name of the book about reincarnation that I had as a kid? [more inside]
Trying to find the name of a book I read as a kid. A Roman Legion soldier was sent north past Hadrian's Wall into the wilds of Scotland on an espionage mission to pacify the local Celtic/Pictish(?) tribes. He was mistaken for a figure from legend, and ended up having great influence over the tribes. Spoiler for the ending after the jump. [more inside]
Is there a name for Satoshi Kitamura's art style in Creepy Crawly Song Book
? [more inside]
Is this true, and if so where can I find information about it? German Children's Books and World War II [more inside]
Book-rec-filter time! Looking for sci-fi themed books for a young child. Can you suggest any? [more inside]
Lotsa book recommendations please. Know of any good children's books (2nd grade level) that deal with family history? I'm also looking for books that compare and/or contrast daily life today with how a child's parent or grandparent lived. [more inside]
Help me find an old children's book. [more inside]
What are some great classic children's books geared toward boys? (Excluding sci-fi). I'm working on a project for which I need a long list of children's books for both boys and girls. Being a gal myself, I've got that covered; the boys' list is harder.
Does anyone know of a kid's book about Admiral Benbow and a flying ship? [more inside]
Trying to find a children's series, but I can't remember the titles or the protagonist's name. I can remember salient details however... [more inside]
What online tools could best simulate reading aloud to a young ESL student? [more inside]
i am looking for a children's book that my friend read when she was in elementary school (5-10 years ago.) the book is about a boy and a girl who go on an adventure through a magical world and save the people from a monster. then, the girl dies, and the boy has to boil her in a pot to bring her back to life. [more inside]
Do you know of any children's books that are not copyright protected? [more inside]
Childhood book; can anyone help me figure this one out? I'm trying to find the name of a little remembered book, probably from the late '70s. About a child who wished all his food would turn to candy. It did, and at first he enjoys candy green beans, etc., but by the end he decides it's not such a great thing.
What are the best childrens' books about Dr. King? Ages 4-14 or so.
I have a daughter who is 7, and I want to give her an even picture of American History. [more inside]
What is this children's book I read twenty years ago? Basic plot and scant specifics inside. [more inside]
Can you recommend a good children's story or poem which could be adapted into an illustrated book? [more inside]
Here's a twist - I know the title of the book (Shaggy Fur Face), can you tell me what it's about? [more inside]
How do PBS shows like Reading Rainbow
or Between the Lions
animate existing children's books? [more inside]
[LongLostChildhoodMemoriesFilter] I am looking for a book that I had as a wee-one, involving a night-time adventure through the city via a boy's imagination and a shoebox diorama. [more inside]
Does anyone remember a kids' book about two warring breeds of creatures? [more inside]
I read a children's / adults book several times as a kid, but remember almost nothing. Here are the only clues. It was science-fiction. A young boy had some involvement with television-like creatures on spindly legs, perhaps they were three-legged. I think the boy found them within a tree where they were either constructing a base or hiding. The book was illustrated in black and white line drawings.
Need to know the author of some pretty well known children's books...(+) [more inside]
Another childhood (let's say, oh, 1980) book memory: there's a bevy of creatures (fairies? woodland animals?); one of them (a bluebird?) lays an egg which gets stolen (by a witch?); the egg hatches at the end having contained someone (something?) wonderful and magical. Illustrations were in a realistic style and quite creepy. Anybody?
I am looking for two children's books by the same author. One is about a carved wooden indian in a canoe that makes an amazing journey. The other is about a hermit crab as it makes its way through various new shells. My 3rd grade teacher read them to us, and I loved them, but I can't remember anything useful like author or title. Thanks!
Children's Books: Earlier this year, my wife bought our toddler this book
. Our son (22 months) loves this book right now and is alway getting one of us to read it to him.
Now my wife is feeling a twinge of jealousy over him being a such a daddy's boy. As her birthday is coming up, I'd like to find a similar book geared towards mothers. Any suggestions?
My wife went to India for work a few months ago and brought back some neat little trinkets--marble elephants, jewelry, etc--to give to my nieces and nephews (aged 7 to 12) for Christmas. I'd like to include a book, movie, or other gift to give them an idea of India's history and culture. (My nieces and nephews live in small towns, and I hope this can expand their horizons a bit.) Aside from Kipling, can you suggest any specific authors or age-appropriate titles I should consider?