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17 Delightful Children's Books Even Childless People Will Love

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1. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo

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An award-winning, gorgeously illustrated compendium of excellent women from throughout history and around the world that would look at home in any playroom or on any coffee table.

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2. The Hello Atlas by Ben Handicott

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A gorgeous book of maps that focuses on language and communication, with a tie-in app to help kids learn the basics of saying "hello" to anyone in the world.

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3. A Is for Activist by Innosanto Nagara

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An empowering ABC book that introduces concepts around social and environmental responsibility.

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4. Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty

A smart, funny, and gorgeously designed picture book that offers a brilliant role model for kids in Ada.Get a copy here.
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A smart, funny, and gorgeously designed picture book that offers a brilliant role model for kids in Ada.

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5. We're All Wonders by R.J. Palacio

Palacio brings her novel Wonder to a younger audience with this heartwarming picture book about the desire to belong and accepting difference.Get a copy here.
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Palacio brings her novel Wonder to a younger audience with this heartwarming picture book about the desire to belong and accepting difference.

Get a copy here.

6. Illegal by Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin

This stunning graphic novel tackles the refugee crisis with care, compassion, and brilliant artwork.Get a copy here.
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This stunning graphic novel tackles the refugee crisis with care, compassion, and brilliant artwork.

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7. A Galaxy of Her Own by Libby Jackson

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A visually captivating book about women in space that will please and enlighten parents and kids alike.

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8. Malala's Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai's delightful picture book captures her determination, kindness, and desire to build a better world, illustrating her values for a new generation of world-changing children.Get a copy here.
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Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai's delightful picture book captures her determination, kindness, and desire to build a better world, illustrating her values for a new generation of world-changing children.

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9. This Is How We Do It by Matt Lamothe

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A lovely, picture-heavy encyclopedia that encourages cultural exchange by showing typical childhood scenes from around the world.

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10. I Like Myself! by Karen Beaumont

This celebration of self-esteem is a truly joyous book to share with kids, and not a bad mantra for adults to hang on to as well.Get a copy here.
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This celebration of self-esteem is a truly joyous book to share with kids, and not a bad mantra for adults to hang on to as well.


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11. Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty

An eye-catching book about ambition and creativity that will inspire kids and parents.Get a copy here.
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An eye-catching book about ambition and creativity that will inspire kids and parents.

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Dawson's helpful and handy guide to gender is designed for kids and families, opening up conversations about expression, identity, and relationships at a thoughtful, kid-oriented level.

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13. Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World by Kate Pankhurst

A charming and simple picture book about inspirational women who made history.Get a copy here.
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A charming and simple picture book about inspirational women who made history.

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14. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

A children's bookshelf essential that teaches generosity and gratitude, not to mention environmental responsibility.Get a copy here.
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A children's bookshelf essential that teaches generosity and gratitude, not to mention environmental responsibility.

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15. My Name Is Not Refugee by Kate Miller

This warm and compassionate picture book offers a thoughtful explanation of the refugee crisis for children, and features beautiful illustrations.Get a copy here.
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This warm and compassionate picture book offers a thoughtful explanation of the refugee crisis for children, and features beautiful illustrations.

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16. Women in Sport by Rachel Ignotofsky

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Stunningly illustrated and illuminating stories about inspiring athletes.

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17. Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss

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A classic that encourages kids to dream big and be brave, no matter what life throws at them.

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