For the young and the young at heart, children's books have the power to delight, amaze and educate. The best stories are enduring classics that continue to teach lessons, inspire imaginations, and put smiles on faces of children, parents, and book lovers alike. Rediscover your inner child and explore some of the many magical, collectible children's titles available on AbeBooks.

Lucky Mrs. Ticklefeather by Dorothy Kunhardt

Lucky Mrs. Ticklefeather

Dorothy Kunhardt

From the author of Pat the Bunny comes the delightful tale of an elderly lady and her pet puffin Paul, who disappears one day, only to present Mrs. Ticklefeather with a special gift upon their reunion.

The Giant Jam Sandwich by John Lord

The Giant Jam Sandwich

John Vernon Lord

It's a dark day for Itching Down. Four million wasps have descended on the town, and the pests are relentless! What can be done? Bap the Baker has a crazy idea that just might work...

Old Black Witch by Wende and Harry Devlin

Old Black Witch!

Wende Devlin and Harry Devlin

Nicky and his mother's efforts to turn an old New England house into a tearoom are hampered by the old witch who haunts the place, until they learn how well she cooks. When she makes such great blueberry pancakes, who can resist a witch?

The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

The Cat in the Hat

Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel)

Two children bored and stuck inside on a rainy day have an unexpected visitor - a cat in a striped hat. More mischief and mayhem ensue than anyone is prepared for, and playtime quickly turns to concern. Who will clean up the aftermath?

The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

The Velveteen Rabbit

Margery Williams

This is the story of a well-loved bunny. The stuffed rabbit is threadbare, worn and patchy from so much love and cuddling, but it has a secret, a deep wish - a yearning to become real. This touching, wistful story is a treat for children and parents alike.

Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans


Ludwig Bemelmans

Madeline is one of 12 little girls in Paris, under the attentive care of Miss Clavel. She is very brave, and isn't frightened even of the tigers at the zoo, or having to go to the hospital for an operation. Madeline's spirit has charmed children since 1939.

Bedtime for Frances by Russell Hoban

Bedtime for Frances

Russell Hoban

Famed for her many adventures, Frances made her debut with this title over thirty years ago. In this first Frances book, the little badger adroitly delays her bedtime with requests for kisses and milk, and concerns over tigers, giants and things going bump in the night.

Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Little House in the Big Woods

Laura Ingalls Wilder

The first in the "Little House" series, Little House in the Big Woods was originally published in 1933. Four-year-old Laura lives in the little house with her Pa, her Ma, her sisters Mary and Carrie, and their trusty dog, Jack.