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As a parent, I know the difficulty of trying to find the best methods in teaching your children how to learn valuable life lessons without seeming like they are a lecture. My favorite way to do this is through literature--to let the kids become immersed in a story so influential and wonderfully written that they want to emulate the lessons learned in the reading. Below is a list of my favorite books to use for this purpose. I hope they work as well for you as they have for me!

The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood of Great Renown, in Nottinghamshire
The Butterfly's Treasure
The Giving Tree with CD
Goodnight Moon
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Collector's Library)
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Mark Twain Library)
Disney Nursery Rhymes & Fairy Tales (Storybook Collection)
Walt Disney's Classic Storybook (Storybook Collection)
The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm All-New Third Edition
American Tall Tales
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The Tin Woodman of Oz: A Faithful Story of the Astonishing Adventure Undertaken by the Tin Woodman, Assisted by Woot the Wanderer, the Scarecrow of Oz, and Polychrome, the Rainbow's Daughter
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
Where the Wild Things Are
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (Brown Bear and Friends)
Number the Stars
Island of the Blue Dolphins
Rainbow Fish Colors
The Velveteen Rabbit
Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs (Picture Puffins)
The Tale of the Firebird
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If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (If You Give...)
Where the Wild Things Are
Eloise: A Book for Precocious Grown Ups
Oh, The Places You'll Go!

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2.  The Butterfly's Treasure  by Schim Schimmel
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3.  The Giving Tree with CD  by Shel Silverstein
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4.  Goodnight Moon  by Margaret Wise Brown
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5.  Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Collector's Library)  by Mark Twain
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6.  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Mark Twain Library)  by Mark Twain
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7.  Disney Nursery Rhymes & Fairy Tales (Storybook Collection)  by Disney Book Group
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8.  Walt Disney's Classic Storybook (Storybook Collection)  by Disney Publishing Various Authors
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9.  The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm All-New Third Edition  by Jack Zipes
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10.  American Tall Tales  by Mary Pope Osborne
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11.  The Tin Woodman of Oz: A Faithful Story of the Astonishing Adventure Undertaken by the Tin Woodman, Assisted by Woot the Wanderer, the Scarecrow of Oz, and Polychrome, the Rainbow's Daughter  by L. Frank Baum
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12.  Where the Mountain Meets the Moon  by John Higginson
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13.  Where the Wild Things Are  by Maurice Sendak
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14.  Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (Brown Bear and Friends)  by Bill Martin
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15.  Number the Stars  by Lois Lowry
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16.  Island of the Blue Dolphins  by Scott O'Dell
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17.  Rainbow Fish Colors  by Marcus Pfister
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18.  The Velveteen Rabbit  by Gennady Spirin
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19.  Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs (Picture Puffins)  by Tomie dePaola
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20.  The Tale of the Firebird  by Gennady Spirin
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21.  If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (If You Give...)  by Laura Joffe Numeroff
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22.  Where the Wild Things Are  by Maurice Sendak
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23.  Eloise: A Book for Precocious Grown Ups  by Kay Thompson
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24.  Oh, The Places You'll Go!  by Dr. Seuss
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Did anyone else have problems with the depiction of the mother? 1 Nov 8, 2014
Goodnight, Moon question 2 Aug 21, 2014
the GIVING TREE, not the TAKING BOY 10 Jul 14, 2014
Audio cd only? 0 May 6, 2014
Number the Stars movie? 9 Mar 6, 2014
REDEMPTION: The Further Adventures of Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer 1 Feb 23, 2014
Any Recs for kids books about hunger? 3 Dec 7, 2013
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a book about a caterpillar that turns into a butterfly. 8 May 7, 2013
HELP! Looking for Book Suggestions to Read a Class of 3-yr-olds? 20 Oct 29, 2012
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Last updated: 5/6/10
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