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The Dadmag Guide To Children's Books

Welcome to our quick guide to family literature Whether you're heading to the library, buying books on online or at bookstores, check out what's recommended here first. We've listed all books alphabetically but divided them in two categories: "Classics," for the most familiar titles, and "Contenders," for newer books worthy of note. Ratings are zero to four stars ; ages are approximate. We've also arranged all books into categories by age, if you prefer to search that way. All books are reviewed by Jonn Salovaaraa, a Chicago English teacher with two children, ages 7 and 11. We'll be adding reviews all the time, so make this a regular visit.


THE BFG

Roald Dahl had a blast when he concocted the story of the Big Friendly Giant in The BFG. A runt and an outcast because he's too nice, the BFG ends up teaming with a smart little girl to imprison the larger, frankly disgusting (human-eating) members of his clan. To do this, the pair cleverly obtain help from Queen Elizabeth II and the RAF. Dahl had a field...



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Bark, George


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Bark, George acquaints the youngest of kids with the dilemma of finding your own voice when pressure's on to sound like everyone else. Jules Feiffer translates his trademark irony into tot terms in this story of a dog and his worried mother. She's so frustrated with all the non-dog sounds he makes that she takes him to a vet who pulls a series of other animals out of him...








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The Tale of the
Flopsy Bunnies

(Ages 2- Up)

Madeline
(Ages 2-Up)

Knight's Castle
(Ages 9-12)


This Harry
(Ages 4-8)

How to Talk to Your Dog
(Ages 4 and up)

Babe: The Gallant Pig
(Ages 6-12)