What are the best books for kids written before the 1950s?

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    #1Little Red Riding-Hood

    Little Red Riding-Hood

    Little Red Riding-Hood is a book about a girl who will visit her sick grandmother to bring her some cakes. On her way to her granny's house she will have an encounter with a wolf who wants to eat her. 

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    Stephen Gray
    Written on March 25, 2018
    "Oh man is this a classic. Everybody and their mother knows the story of Little Red Riding-Hood. Girl goes through woods to deliver food to grandma's house, and mischief ensues. The graphics are very well done, and can even be shown to kids. Overall it's highly recommended for your kids."
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    #2Heidi

    Heidi

    Heidi is a classic novel about a young girl who lives with her grandfather in the Swiss Alps. She is a playful and contented girl, and just like any kids, she experiences typical struggles that she learns how to overcome. 

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    #3Pippi Longstocking

    Pippi Longstocking
    Pippi Longstocking is a children's book by the Swedish writer Asterid Lingren. It tells the adventurous story of the titular Pippi, a nine-year-old girl with freckles, red hair in pigtails, and superhuman strength.
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    Carolyn Woods
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "A great story for children to read. I love the author and the illustrations are beautiful also. Astrid Lindgren brings Pippi and her friends to life in this fiction in a humorous way that everyone will love and always remember. Highly recommend."
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    #4Emil And The Detectives

    Emil And The Detectives

    Emil and the Detectives is the first book in the Emil series written by Erich Kästner and Walter Trier. This children's mystery fiction book was originally published in 1928.

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    Andrew Crawford
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "I only just recently found out about this, even though I have read a number of older books for kids. I generally find them much preferable to most children's literature today, which is dreck. Detective stories are one of my favorites, since they fit well with a growing boy's outlook on the world, and this story of Emil is not exception. He is a bold lad who uses his wits to solve the problems at hand. I think kids will love it. The only problem is that the most recent English translation "tries to hard" to make things familiar, and Americanizes a lot of stuff, and that makes the story lose some of its feel. Try to find an older, I suggest."
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    #5Nutcracker

    Nutcracker
    This classic tale, written by E.T.A. Hoffmann in 1816, remains one of the greatest Christmas books ever written. With amazing illustrations, this magical text can be read by adults and children.



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    Tiffany Ortiz
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This is one of the best Christmas book's for kids, my nephew was very happy about this book and always mentions the story that is described in the story. I recommend buying this book as a gift for your children, i am sure they will like it. "
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    #6The Secret Garden

    The Secret Garden

    The Secret Garden is a novel about Mary Lennox, a spoiled and alone child who is sent to his grieving uncle after her parent's death. She found out about that there is a forgotten garden there and she visited it to know its mysteries.

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    Raquel Andrade
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "This is a great solution. The child would be able to see something grow from a seed into something useful. Additionally, she would be able to help the uncle who is grieving."
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    #7Hansel and Gretel

    Hansel and Gretel

    Hansel and Gretel is a classic novel about two siblings who are left by their mother in the woods. While finding their way out,they saw a house of an old woman.They did not know that, that will start their nightmares. 

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    Catherine Hayes
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "I'm pretty sure Hansel and Gretel is a pretty old book even though the description states that is says 2008. There are many rewrites and it is a classic book known amongst many children."
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    #8The Hobbit

    The Hobbit

    The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien is a modern classic and the prelude to The Lord of the Rings. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable life, but his contentment is disturbed when Gandalf and a group of dwarves arrive on his doorstep.

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    Stephen Stone
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "For those who care about such things, the printing is based on the 2004 corrected text, with even further corrections. There are updated introductions/forwards by Wayne G. Hammond & Christina Scull, authors of the authoritative "LOTR Readers Companion," as well as by Douglas A. Anderson, who provides a detailed publication history of the Lord of the Rings. The full appendices are included."
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    #9Little Toot

    Little Toot

    Little Toot is a children's picture book written by Hardie Gramatky. Little Tooth is a tugboat who overcome his fear of rough seas. This book received the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in 1969. Published in 1939 by Putnam Juvenile.

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    Bella Xu
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "Want your children to be primed in reading a variety of novels prior to the 21st century. Little Toot provides the tales for all children to relate in regards to overcoming fears and obstacles. "
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    #10The Night Before Christmas

    The Night Before Christmas

    This beautiful book, written by Clement C.Moore, is a wonderful poem published for the first time in 1823. Its pages show us a magical moment in which Santa Claus arrives a house the night before Christmas.



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    Johnny Rios
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "This is a Christmas classic, with a number of printings over the years. It has been around for so long that most people don't know when it was even written. The art is great, and the writing is simple enough for even young children to get. Everyone who celebrates Christmas should have this in their house."
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    #11Little House on the Prairie (Little House)

    Little House on the Prairie (Little House)

    Based on real-life experiences of Laura Ingalls, the Little House on the Prairie is the third book of the award-winning Little House series, that captivated generations of American and worldwide readers. 

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    Jesse Ford
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "Little House on the Prairie and its series was and continues to be a classic. It was turned into a long running show. But the book sets the standard. The book by Laura Ingalls Wilder based on her childhood in the Great Plains during the 1800s simply is a warmhearted but true tale of the time period. "
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    #12Black Beauty

    Black Beauty
    Black Beauty is a classic children's novel by Anna Sewell that tells the story of a horse named Black Beauty as he lives his life first in happiness in the care of a loving owner, to more unfortunate circumstances as a working horse.
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    Carlos Alberto Bautista
    Written on March 26, 2018
    "Back in the old days, even though people ate horses, they still cherished them. When I was growing up, even though I wasn't a girl, I enjoyed reading about horses, too. Black Beauty was a page turner for me, despite the lack of pirates and treasure."
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    #13The Tale of Peter Rabbit

    The Tale of Peter Rabbit

    The Tale of Peter Rabbit is the original classic by Beatrix Potter, first published by Frederick Warne in 1902. The most popular and well-loved tale of the author, it's the story of a very mischievous rabbit and the trouble he encounters.

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    Tyler Contreras
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "The Tale of Peter Rabbit is a classic romp through children's tales. It tells the story of Peter, a troublesome rabbit and the mischief he gets into."
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    #14Little House in the Big Woods

    Little House in the Big Woods
    Little House in the Big Woods is an autobiographical children's book by Laura Ingalls Wilder, based on her own experiences as a child in a pioneer family in the American frontier. This is the first book in the Little House series.
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    Evelyn Lynch
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "Little House in the Big Woods never gets old. This is one of the best kids books ever to be written. Highly recommend for your little ones."

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Best What are the best books for kids written before the 1950s
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1Little Red Riding-HoodBooks 0 Paid
2HeidiBooks 0 Paid
3Pippi LongstockingBooks 0 Paid
4Emil And The DetectivesBooks 0 Paid
5NutcrackerBooks 0 Paid
6The Secret GardenBooks 0 Paid
7Hansel and GretelBooks 0 Paid
8The HobbitBooks 0 Paid
9Little TootBooks 0 Paid
10The Night Before ChristmasBooks 0 Paid
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