Children's Books

Talking animals, magical realms and unsuspecting heroes are just a few of the things readers will find between the pages of children's books. Explore our collection of featured books for kids (of all ages).

10 November, 2021
The mythical, the magical, and the magnificent! Fairy tales are some of our earliest stories and for centuries, children and adults alike have pored over the tales of princes and princesses, beasts and fairies.
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By Richard Davies
27 August, 2021
Biggles has been fighting off bandits at 2 o’clock since 1932. He’s legend of children’s literature and one of the great adventure heroes.
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26 August, 2021
See our list of the books you'll remember if you were a child in the 1990s.
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26 August, 2021
A key part of every childhood is the books we read. From authors like E.B. White, C.S. Lewis and Enid Blyton, we found words that opened our imaginations, and took us to strange, wonderful new realities.
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08 July, 2021
AbeBooks loves the strong, fearless and smart young women in literature - both fiction and non-fiction. The girls we're showcasing all share common attributes - they inspire, drive change and lead the pack even through the face of adversity.
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21 June, 2021
To help get you (and your young reader) started, we've gathered up 50 great books for kids. The list ranges from picture books for young children to little novels for independent readers.
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By Richard Davies
21 June, 2021
See our list of the best books to read to a six-year-old, including books by Roald Dahl, Chris Riddell, Tove Jansson and more.
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By Richard Davies
21 June, 2021
Britain, that most bookish of countries, has seen some heated debate about how many books children should be reading. Politician Michael Gove believes an 11-year-old should read 50 books a year, and here's our list.
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15 June, 2021
AbeBooks has sold hundreds of copies of Rowling's books at high prices, including a first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone that sold for $37,000. Do you have a valuable Harry Potter gathering dust under your bed?
15 June, 2021
Humble children's books from years past can be immensely valuable, but only if they are the right edition in the right condition. And condition is doubly important when considering the value of children's books.
By Beth Carswell
03 June, 2021
Beatrix Potter was an English children's book author and illustrator, primarily. She was also a farmer, a conservationist, and a natural explorer fascinated by science and the wonders of the natural world around her.
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03 June, 2021
Arthur Rackham was an illustrator in the late 19th and early 20th century. The first of Rackham's illustrations to be published in a book were in 1893, in The Dolly Dialogues. Rackham never looked back. Learn more about this remarkable artist.
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By Beth Carswell
03 June, 2021
We are celebrating 15 literary heroines - whether fictional character or real life fighter - who bettered the world for women, through books.
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03 June, 2021
Growing up in the 1980s was idyllic in many ways. In childhood, the stories we explored seemed more full of adventure and wonder than could be possible. We would fight our drooping eyelids, reading late into the night by the light of a flashlight, to see what happened next.
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03 June, 2021
Is reading ever again as full of wonder as it is during childhood? Back then, books seemed almost magic, opening doors to strange, wonderful and frightening realities. Without ever leaving the safety of our bedrooms, we were able to explore all kinds of new terrain.
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03 June, 2021
If you were a child in the 1960s, you'll know the names Beverly Cleary, Roald Dahl, and Shel Silverstein. These were some of the authors who wrote the words that filled our childhoods with adventure, wonder, laughter and more.
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By Richard Davies
03 June, 2021
Looking to inspire the next generation of women leaders? Consider Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Francesca Cavallo and Elena Favilli.
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03 June, 2021
A Wrinkle in Time can be classified as science fiction or fantasy, or both. The plot includes something called a tesseract where space and time are folded together. Here's a selection of covers for our favourite children's story about the space-time continuum.
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By Jessica Doyle
03 June, 2021
Murder, torture and more grisly tales! We went back centuries to find out what really happened to our favorite princesses.
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03 June, 2021
Edward Gorey (1925-2000) was an American illustrator and writer, chiefly remembered for his illustrated books. Once you've seen a bit of Gorey's work, it becomes instantly recognisable.
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03 June, 2021
Besides being a legendary author, Mark Twain was a great traveler, a globetrotter when globetrotting was not easy. Join us in celebrating his life, his wisdom, his literature and his willingness to discover what was around the next corner.
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By Richard Davies
03 June, 2021
Despite everything that fans of technology will tell you, the 'Google' has existed since 1913 when an English banker wrote and illustrated this beautiful but surreal children's book of verse about colourful creatures in a fantastical land.
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By Julie Oreskovich
03 June, 2021
Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, is a story about a curious girl who falls down a rabbit hole and discovers a magical, nonsensical world. Read by millions of children and adults alike around the world, this book has had many artists interpret the classic story with unique illustrations.
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