Most Beautiful Children's Books (ages 8 and up)

A Listmania! list by gypsysoul
The list author says: "These were my favorite books when I was little and even now, I reread them just to hold onto their magic."
Ella Enchanted
1.  Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
The list author says:
  "Absolutely magical and endearing. Strong female heroine and, of course, a dashing Prince Charming. Don't watch the movie."
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The Two Princesses of Bamarre
2.  The Two Princesses of Bamarre by Gail Carson Levine
The list author says:
  "Two sisters, two very different adventures. Wonderful read."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (277 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Walk Two Moons
3.  Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
The list author says:
  "Beautifully written story within a story. Hilarious dialogue, quirky characters, and two very surprising plotlines. Newberry Medal Winner."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,097 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Jacob Have I Loved
4.  Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson
The list author says:
  "A story of a young girl who is constantly overshadowed by her sister and her journey of self-discovery and acceptance."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (261 customer reviews)

Lyddie (Puffin Modern Classics)
5.  Lyddie (Puffin Modern Classics) by Katherine Paterson
The list author says:
  "Lyddie is a strong heroine who, though losing everything else, never loses hope."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (103 customer reviews)

The Wanderer
6.  The Wanderer by Sharon Creech
The list author says:
  "An absolutely amazing read from beginning to end."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (209 customer reviews)

Little Women
7.  Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
The list author says:
  "My favorite book of all time. Jo is my favorite heroine because she is in love with her family, refuses to fit into society's mold, and finds strength in loss."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (890 customer reviews)

Where the Red Fern Grows
8.  Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
The list author says:
  "The last time I read this was in 4th grade but the story hasn't left my mind since then. Emotional and heartbreaking."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,879 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet)
9.  A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet) by Madeleine L'Engle
The list author says:
  "Amazing story. Just read all of Madeleine L'Engle's books."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,659 customer reviews)

A Little Princess
10.  A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The list author says:
  "Although tragedy makes her a poor servant, the little princess remains sweet, happy, and invents her own dream world."
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The Railway Children
11.  The Railway Children by E. Nesbit
The list author says:
  "A fun read about family, friends, and never losing faith."
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (Great Illustrated Classics)
12.  Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (Great Illustrated Classics) by Kate Douglas Wiggin
The list author says:
  "A classic story about an talkative young girl and her love of writing."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (92 customer reviews)

Anne of Green Gables, Complete 8-Book Box Set: Anne of Green Gables; Anne of the Island; Anne of Avonlea; Anne of Windy Poplar; Anne's House of ... Ingleside; Rainbow Valley; Rilla of Ingleside
13.  Anne of Green Gables, Complete 8-Book Box Set: Anne of Green Gables; Anne of the Island; Anne of Avonlea; Anne of Windy Poplar; Anne's House of ... Ingleside; Rainbow Valley; Rilla of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery
The list author says:
  "I love all these books. It features a loveable, talkative girl who gets into every scrape imaginable. The movies are hilarious and true to the books. Must read and must watch for all girls."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (410 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Dicey's Song (The Tillerman Series #2)
14.  Dicey's Song (The Tillerman Series #2) by Cynthia Voigt
The list author says:
  "It's a story of growing up. The protagonist is distant but, like in The Hunger Games, you learn to love her for her actions and heart."
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At the Back of the North Wind (Everyman's Library Children's Classics)
15.  At the Back of the North Wind (Everyman's Library Children's Classics) by George MacDonald
The list author says:
  "Beautifully written and a poignant story"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

A Mouse Called Wolf
16.  A Mouse Called Wolf by Dick King-Smith
The list author says:
  "For first or second graders. Loved this book!!"
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The Dark Is Rising (Boxed Set): Over Sea, Under Stone; The Dark Is Rising; Greenwitch; The Grey King; Silver on the Tree (The Dark Is Rising Sequence)
17.  The Dark Is Rising (Boxed Set): Over Sea, Under Stone; The Dark Is Rising; Greenwitch; The Grey King; Silver on the Tree (The Dark Is Rising Sequence) by Susan Cooper
The list author says:
  "My favorite children's fantasy series. I couldn't put them down."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (306 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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