10 classic children's books that might not be in your library (but should)

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We recently asked, "what are your favorite kids books?" and based on your answers, we compiled a nifty article to summarize your recommendations.

Now, I'm a bit older than most of our mamas, so it may not come as a surprise that I had, um, some consternation about some old-school classics that didn't appear on that list.  Then it occurred to me that with soooo many choices in children's books today, it could be that childrens book classics are just not getting the same publicity and love as newer books...

So, I've taken it upon myself to create a 2-part list of classics that might have escaped your attention. You can find all twenty in the Top Picks: Classic Childrens Books section of our Amazone shop, or read on for the first ten recommendations!

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I am a founder of NaturallyBorn, and proud mama of three boys. I live in Northern California, and hold bachelors and masters degrees from U.C. Berkeley. I'm also the daughter of the best parenting coaches in the world (seriously).  Both of my parents are marriage & family therapists, both  have degrees in early childhood education, and both have run preschools (my dad still does.)  I've been lucky to learn so much from them, and hope to share their parenting lessons with our community.