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      Classic Children's Books 

      From classic picture books to high school favorites, there is a vast expansion of books to explore with your little one. Whether you're looking for their first book to introduce them to the world of literature or you want to show your not-so-little bookworm some classic stories, here at Just Kids Books, we've got you covered. We've got beloved picture books like Peter Rabbit and Dr. Seuss for babies and toddlers, and for older children, we have classroom favorites like The Chronicles of Narnia and Louisa May Alcott's Little Women series for teens. 

      Classics for Younger Children 

      For children aged 0-5 years old and 5-7-years-old, we have a great range of board books and picture books for them to sink their teeth into. All the way from Britain, we have a fantastic Julia Donaldson 10-book collection featuring the much-loved story The Gruffalo. 'A Gruffalo, what's a Gruffalo? A Gruffalo! Why didn't you know? It has terrible tusks and terrible claws and terrible teeth in his terrible jaws.' It is easy to see why this story and so many of Donaldson's work are popular with little ones, for more books from across the pond, check out our British Books

      For 7-9-year-olds, check out Sweet Cherry Publishing's The American Classics Children's Collection. This set features some true American classics but is written in a way younger readers can understand. This set features reimagined versions of The Great Gatsby, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Call of the Wild, and many more. An excellent book set for 9-14-year-olds is Swallows and Amazons Complete Collection 12 Books Set By Arthur Ransome. Join the Walker children as they explore and play in a beautiful summer holiday adventure. 

      Classics for Teens 

      By this age, your kids are not so little and are exploring fictional new worlds independently. However, if you're looking for a gift for your teenager or they've asked for some reading inspiration, check out these classics. A much-loved classic that has been incredibly popular for generations is Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery. Join young Anne Shirley as she is adopted by a brother and sister, Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert, and moves to their farm. Eight books in total follow Anne's adventures, starting with Anne of Green Gables and ending with Rilla of Ingleside. Check out our Anne of Green Gables 8 Book Set for the complete series! 

      Is your teen looking for their next adventure? Look no further than J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings series. Join Frodo Baggins and his fellow Hobbits as they are tasked with an important quest to destroy the one ring to rule them all. Don't forget to check out the prequel to the series, The Hobbit, to see how Bilbo got the ring that started Frodo's quest. This high fantasy series is incredibly immersive and is a much-loved classic. For all four books, check out our collection, The Hobbit & Lord of the Rings 4 Books by J R R Tolkien. For more books for teens, check out our Young Adult Books


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