Tiny Book Reviews

Any book can double as a teething toy or flyswatter, but only the best books get the cracked spines, torn pages, and bent covers that come from eager readers.

When making book recommendations for kids and the people who love them, we follow one simple rule: to make our list, a book needs to be love-worn. All the books featured below are from our home collection, and have been photographed in their dented, dog-eared glory.

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Things to Read When Your Kid Announces He Doesn’t Like Books

Books for Brainstorming

Books for the Aspiring Parent Blogger

Books for Kids Who Love Categorizing

Books to Read When You’re Home Sick With…

Books for Parents Who Wonder Why Photos of Their Kids Don’t Look as Good as Their Kids

Books for Junior Lexicographers

Seasonal Wisdom

Read-Aloud Books for Kids Who Don’t Need You to Read Anymore

Graphic Novels Not Featuring Evil and/or Uninspiring Teachers

Graphic Novels Featuring Evil and/or Uninspiring Teachers

Books Your Kid Will Steal from You

Books about Bread

Write-Your-Own Adventure Books

Activity Books for World Explorers

Books with Unhappy Endings

Parents’ First Bedtime Stories

Baby’s First Art Books