Tiny Book Reviews

Any children’s 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 young readers.

When making book recommendations, 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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Seasonal Wisdom

Parents’ First Bedtime Stories

Baby’s First Art Books

Books with Unhappy Endings

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