2018 has been a great year for children’s books, with familiar authors and newcomers alike exploring topics and themes with style, wit, and sensibility that resonate far longer after the last page is reached. Below are our favorite children’s books of the year so far; aimed at kids from 2-7 years old. These are books that made us and our kids laugh, think, dream, wonder, feel calm, and forget about the real world for a time. Take a look.

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At National Geographic, we know the only thing that can possibly match our passion for exploration is the limitless creativity and curiosity of a young mind. For that reason, we pride ourselves in providing children's books that are both educational and fun--the perfect thing to satisfy your child's yearning for knowledge. Our kids books are designed to be everything a young explorer could wish for. Written for young readers, our books will engage children and introduce them to new and exciting facets of their world, and the world beyond what they know. Written on topics as diverse as your child's interest, these educational books are certain to delight your child for years to come. Our world geography books will teach your child about places near and far, all from the comfort of your home. Your child might not be an actual explorer yet, but with these books, your child's imagination can travel the world.
“ No sight so sad as that of a naughty child," he began, "especially a naughty little girl. Do you know where the wicked go after death?" "They go to hell," was my ready and orthodox answer. "And what is hell? Can you tell me that?" "A pit full of fire." "And should you like to fall into that pit, and to be burning there for ever?" "No, sir." "What must you do to avoid it?" I deliberated a moment: my answer, when it did come was objectionable: "I must keep in good health and not die. ”
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{"id":545439186993,"title":"National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs","handle":"national-geographic-little-kids-first-big-book-of-dinosaurs","truncated_description":"\u003cp\u003eThe third title in the \u003ci\u003eNational Geographic Little Kids First Big Book\u003c\/i\u003e series, this book is for kids 4 to 8 years old who LOVE dinos! The prehistoric world comes alive with dinosaurs small, big, giant, and gigantic, with stunning illustrations by Franco Tempesta, who illustrated \u003ci\u003eNational Geographic Kids The Ultimate Dinopedia.\u003c\/i\u003e Bursting with fun facts and age-appropriate information, each spread features a different dinosaur, along with simple text in big type that is perfect for little kids. Young dino fans will love the interactivity in every chapter, and parents will appreciate tips to help carry readers' experience beyond the page.\u003c\/p\u003e","description":"The third title in the \u003ci\u003eNational Geographic Little Kids First Big Book\u003c\/i\u003e series, this book is for kids 4 to 8 years old who LOVE dinos! The prehistoric world comes alive with dinosaurs small, big, giant, and gigantic, with stunning illustrations by Franco Tempesta, who illustrated \u003ci\u003eNational Geographic Kids The Ultimate Dinopedia.\u003c\/i\u003e Bursting with fun facts and age-appropriate information, each spread features a different dinosaur, along with simple text in big type that is perfect for little kids. Young dino fans will love the interactivity in every chapter, and parents will appreciate tips to help carry readers' experience beyond the page.","published_at":"2018-03-13T20:00:00-04:00","created_at":"2018-03-17T11:38:22-04:00","vendor":"National Geographic Books","type":"Kids Books","tags":["$10 - $20","4 to 8","ALLOWDISCOUNT","Dinosaurs","For Kids: First Big Books","Kids Books","National Geographic"],"price":1495,"price_min":1495,"price_max":1495,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":7300508745777,"title":"Default Title","option1":"Default Title","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"NGOGEOKBFBBDNO","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs","public_title":null,"options":["Default Title"],"price":1495,"weight":0,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_management":"shopify","barcode":null}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2959\/2384\/products\/ngogeokbfbbdno_20d062ca-cc9d-48e2-b4b5-829b47913c1b.jpg?v=1524988323"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2959\/2384\/products\/ngogeokbfbbdno_20d062ca-cc9d-48e2-b4b5-829b47913c1b.jpg?v=1524988323","options":["Title"],"content":"The third title in the \u003ci\u003eNational Geographic Little Kids First Big Book\u003c\/i\u003e series, this book is for kids 4 to 8 years old who LOVE dinos! The prehistoric world comes alive with dinosaurs small, big, giant, and gigantic, with stunning illustrations by Franco Tempesta, who illustrated \u003ci\u003eNational Geographic Kids The Ultimate Dinopedia.\u003c\/i\u003e Bursting with fun facts and age-appropriate information, each spread features a different dinosaur, along with simple text in big type that is perfect for little kids. Young dino fans will love the interactivity in every chapter, and parents will appreciate tips to help carry readers' experience beyond the page."}
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Wenzel’s Caldecott winning They All Saw A Cat, which explored the different ways various creatures perceive a wandering housecat, was an exercise in empathy. Hello, Hello is an exercise in enthusiasm: Through vibrant illustrations and simple rhyming text, Wenzel walks young readers through a menagerie of exotic animals (including 30 of which are on the endangered species list) all of which share something in common. It’s a simple, joyous book that celebrates the diversity of wildlife.
Elmore is a young Hedgehog who can’t convince anyone to be his friend. The reason? His quills are too intimidating. Eventually, with the help of his uncle, Elmore eventually shows everyone why his quills are nothing to fear — and learns to appreciate himself, too. It’s a classic story of learning to love thyself, made all the better because Elmore is never a sadsack. Rather, he’s a plucky, problem-solver who takes matters into his own hand.
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These lap size board books are perfect for sharing and entertaining small groups of infants, toddlers and twos as well as with individual children that might have visual impairments. Designed for the younger child, these books are similar to big books for 3-5 year olds. These oversized board books also have larger pictures and larger print. A lap-sized books measures approx. 10" x 9" as opposed to the traditional size of 5" x 5".
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