best books for children 6 years old and up. The tales within each flowing flip of the pages are sentimental, humorous, and meaningful, while also being simple enough for a child's understanding.
These zesty collections are generational gems that children will remember through their entire lives, passing them on to their own kids to keep the harmonious words of poetic authors alive.
Where the Sidewalk Ends: 30th Anniversary (Shel Silverstein)
A true master of children's poetry, Silverstein takes everyday thoughts and turns them into the silliest stories. Writing in no particular poetic manner, the author spins a web of clever prose to create the best-loved books that parents and grandparents will remember fondly. Works include tales like Boa Constrictor, Colors, The Acrobats, Alice, and so much more in 192-pages of simple pen-and-ink drawings paired with heartwarming, hilarious, interesting, and sometimes icky subjects.
"Where everyone kisses, and everyone grins. Where everyone cuddles, and everyone wins."
The Lorax (Dr. Seuss)
A tried-and-true classic, Dr. Seuss approaches a serious subject with beautiful illustrations and whimsical, laugh-out-loud rhymes. Teaching kids about the mindless devastation to Earth's natural beauty, Seuss takes them on an adventure where all it takes is someone to care to really make a difference in the world. Children and adults alike can bond over the sweet faces of the Brown Bar-Ba-loots as they indulge in the finest Truffula Fruits. Or take a trip to the Once-ler's house to pay him a fee at the end of his rope of fifteen cents, a nail, and the shell of a great-great-great-grandfather snail. It's a unique, heartwarming, and humorous tale that is sure to be a tradition at bedtime!
"Unless someone like you...cares a whole awful lot...nothing is going to get better...it's not."
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