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Best Children’s Books From The 90s

Recommendations from 7 articles, Scooter Braun, Zoe Kazan, Amy Cuddy and 4 others.
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The Rainbow Fish
Marcus Pfister - 2012-07-01 (first published in 1992)
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The Rainbow Fish is an international bestseller and a modern classic. Eye-catching foilstamping, glittering on every page, offers instant child-appeal, but it is the universal message at the heart of this simple story about a beautiful fish, who learns to make friends by sharing his most prized possessions, that gives the book its lasting value....
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The Kissing Hand
Audrey Penn - 2007-08-15 (first published in 1993)
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School is starting in the forest, but Chester Raccoon does not want to go. To help ease Chester's fears, Mrs. Raccoon shares a family secret called the Kissing Hand to give him the reassurance of her love any time his world feels a little scary. Since its first publication in 1993, this heartwarming book has become a children's classic that has tou...
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Guess How Much I Love You BOARD
Sam McBratney - 2014-01-01 (first published in 1988)
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Shortlisted for the 1994 Kurt Maschler Award and the Children's Illustrated Book of the Year Award, this book tells the story of Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare, who discover that love is not an easy thing to measure. Shortlisted for the 1994 Kurt Maschler Award and the Children's Illustrated Book of the Year Award, this book tells the s...
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The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963
Christopher Paul Curtis - 1997-09-08 (first published in 1995)
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A wonderful middle-grade novel narrated by Kenny, 9, about his middle-class black family, the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan. When Kenny's 13-year-old brother, Byron, gets to be too much trouble, they head South to Birmingham to visit Grandma, the one person who can shape him up. And they happen to be in Birmingham when Grandma's church is blown ...
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The True Story of the Three Little Pigs
Jon Scieszka - 1996-03-01 (first published in 1989)
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You thought you knew the story of the “The Three Little Pigs”… You thought wrong. In this hysterical and clever fracture fairy tale picture book that twists point of view and perspective, young readers will finally hear the other side of the story of “The Three Little Pigs.”...
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Where the Sidewalk Ends
Poems and Drawings
Shel Silverstein - 2014-02-18 (first published in 1974)
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Where the Sidewalk Ends turns forty! Celebrate with this anniversary edition that features an eye-catching commemorative red sticker. This classic poetry collection, which is both outrageously funny and profound, has been the most beloved of Shel Silverstein's poetry books for generations.Where the sidewalk ends, Shel Silverstein's world begins. Th...
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Amy Cuddy
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Go Away, Big Green Monster!
Ed Emberley - 1992-01-01
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OVER 1 MILLION COPIES SOLD! This classic interactive book that has been helping children chase away nighttime fears for 25 years is perfect for Halloween--and all-year round!Caldecott Award-winner Ed Emberley has created an ingenious way for children to overcome bedtime frights. As kids turn the die-cut pages of this vibrantly illustrated book, the...
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Janell Cannon - 2007-08-01
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Stellaluna is the tender story of a lost young bat who finally finds her way safely home to her mother and friends. This award-winning book by Janell Cannon has sold over 500,000 copies and was on the bestseller list for more than two years....
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Sideways Stories from Wayside School
Louis Sachar - 2019-03-26 (first published in 1978)
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The Wayside School was supposed to be one story high, with 30 classrooms side by side; instead, rooms were built atop each other - 30 stories tall. In 30 tales, meet meanest teacher Mrs Gorf, terrible Todd sent home early, John only reading upside down, Jason stuck to his seat by chewing gum. Some tales have a bit of a moral - Kathy assumes no one ...
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Zoe Kazan
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The Giver
25th Anniversary Edition (Giver Quartet)
Lois Lowry - 2018-10-02 (first published in 1993)
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Twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a seemingly ideal world. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver does he begin to understand the dark secrets behind this fragile community....
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Meet Addy
Connie Porter - 1993-09-01
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