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The 14 Absolute Best U.S. Kids' Bookstores (As Chosen By Teachers)

Recently, we asked our Facebook fans to share their favorite children's bookstores across the United States. And boy, did they deliver—with stories about helpful booksellers, teacher discounts and cuddly bookstore cats. This list makes us want to plan a road trip—how about you?

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1. Bank Street Bookstore

New York, New York

Why we love it: Affiliated with the Bank Street College of Education, this jam-packed store offers wine-and-cheese events for teachers, school discounts, and an impressive selection of both children's and professional books.

2. Blue Marble Books

Ft. Thomas, Kentucky

Why we love it: Kids can cozy up with a book in the store's Great Green Room, modeled after the one in Goodnight Moon. Teachers get a 20 percent discount on school purchases AND a 10 percent discount on personal ones. Awesome!

10. The Bookies

Denver, Colorado

Why we love it: Hanging out in this crowded, well-loved store feels a lot like being in your own classroom or library. All of your favorite children's books, an informed and knowledgeable sales staff, and Denver's biggest selection of teaching resources too.

14. The Yellow Book Road

San Diego, California

Why we love it: They're a great resource for schools in Southern California, helping to set up author events and signings as well as offering professional materials and educator discounts.

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