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The 50 best books for kids

Published: Tuesday, May 8 2012 9:06 a.m. MDT

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This biography of Amelia Earhart pairs the life of the world-famous aviatrix with the search for her downed plane on her final flight. It’s so gripping your tween will be hoping against hope that the rescuers find her.

Random House. Ages 8 to 12.
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Scott Cowley
Sandy, UT

The only comment I have is PLEASE ditch the pagination. I know you use it for pageviews, but it would be great to have a "view all" page. Just think of all the little children with dial-up who have to wait for 4 minutes just to have a page load. They'll never get to see all of the "best books" because you decided they had to wait for each page to load individually. Have a heart!

Nan BW
ELder, CO

I agree with most of the selections made, but I abhore Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. All children remember about it are the unsavory parts. Later the author wrote books that had even less value.

I Choose Freedom
Atlanta, GA

Great selections in this list. But one that is missing is "The Indian in the Cupboard" series. These are fabulous books that I read to my kids many times as they were growing up. And I enjoyed the stories as much as my kids!

Orem, UT

Great list! Library, here we come!


The Yearling, Treasure Island, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, The Wind in the Willows? All should be in the top ten but don't even make the list? Oh well, clearly this list can be ignored.

Sandy, UT

Some new books on here I haven't read yet! Gonna download this and take it to the library with my grandkids next Tuesday!

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