What are the best books mentioned on Captain Kangaroo?

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    #1Harold and the Purple Crayon

    Harold and the Purple Crayon
    Crockett Johnson's Harold and the Purple Crayon is a timeless story of the power of a child's imagination. In this story, Harold goes on a moonlit adventure armed only with his big purple crayon.

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    Teresa Williamson
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "My sister's daughter woke up screaming, probably because of a bad dream. I calmed her down and gave her the book "Harold and the Purple Crayon" to keep her entertained while I made food."
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    Corduroy is a classic children's tale written and illustrated by Don Freeman, originally published in 1968. It tells the story of Corduroy,  a teddy bear who has been waiting to get picked up from the department store.

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    Jordan Herrera
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "This one is a classic. Kids of all ages will enjoy it and adults may enjoy revisiting a childhood classic."
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    #3The Story about Ping

    The Story about Ping
    The Story about Ping by Marjorie Flack tells the story of a duck living in the Yangtze River and the adventures he gets himself into. It is a children's book that shows the importance of obedience and family into a child's growing up phase.

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    #4The Story of Ferdinand

    The Story of Ferdinand
    First published in 1936, The Story of Ferdinand is a classic children's picture book written by Munro Leaf and illustrated by Robert Lawson. It tells the story of Ferdinand, a peaceful young bull who doesn't want to fight in bullfights.

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    Ankita Rodrigues
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "I loved this when I was a child and got it to read to my small children. It is weirdly shorter than I remember. I can't figure out what was cut out, but I know this is not the same story I remember."
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    #5Katy and the Big Snow

    Katy and the Big Snow
    Katy and the Big Snow is a beautiful winter book that shows kids the work of a brave tractor called Katy. The text is perfect for introducing children the concept of community. 


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    Ishan Rangan
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "This book teaches some very important lessons to children. Using inanimate objects as the main character it shows children what it means to be a community. An important lesson that is taught in a way children can easily understand. It will also keep them interested which is of course never easy"
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    #6Harry the Dirty Dog

    Harry the Dirty Dog

    Harry the Dirty Dog is a children's picture book written by Gene Zion and illustrated by Margaret Bloy Graham. It tells the story of Harry, a dog who hates baths, who got so dirty that his fur became black.


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    Keith Richards
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "If you are looking for the best books which were mentioned on Captain Kangaroo, you might find this a little disappointing. This book doesn't seem to have anything to do with the show and it shows no mention of the book on the show. "
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    Georgie authored by Robert Bright is a children's picture book with a halloween theme. It was published in 1959 by Children's Book-of-the-Month Club. It follows the classic story of Georgie, a gentle ghost.

    The classic story about Georgie, the gentle little ghost is back in hardcover! Beloved by generations, Georgie is the amiable little ghost who haunts the Whittaker house. Every night he creaks the stairs and squeaks the parlor door to remind Mr. and Mrs. Whittaker that its time to go to bed. But one day, Mr. Whittaker fixes the stairs and oils the door. What's a ghost to do? First published in 1944.


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    Jacob Berry
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "I used to read this as a kid, so picked up a copy of this classic story to share with my children. They loved it as much as I do! I highly recommend this book (and others in the series) to anyone with kids in the 4 to 8 age range."
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    #8Millions of Cats

    Millions of Cats
    Millions of Cats is a Newbery Honor-winning picture book written and illustrated by Wanda Gag. It aims to teach children about the concept of large numbers like millions by telling the story of an old couple who decided to adopt a pet.

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    Tammy Moore
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "This is a fun and adorable book. I enjoyed reading it to my nephew and it brought back many nostalgic memories of my childhood. I wholeheartedly recommend this wonderful classic book to give as a gift to the children in your life."
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    #9Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

    Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
    Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel is a classic children's picture book written by Virginia Lee Burton. This tells the story of Mike Mulligan who digs deep canals with his shovel. Published in 1938 by HMH Books for Young Readers.

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    Jordan Hoffman
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "I read this book as a kid and it's good to see it still gets new versions every couple of years. every child should be able to enjoy this book."
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    #10Curious George

    Curious George
    H.A. Rey and Margaret Rey's Curious George is a story of George the Monkey, who swam in the ocean, escaped from jail, and went on a flight with the help of balloons because of his curiosity.

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    Philip Weber
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "Curious George is a book about a monkey. He gets into many adventures. George, the monkey, is cute and makes many friends along the way."
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    #11Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler

    Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler

    Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business is a fiction children's book by Esphyr Slobodkina. It is about a peddler who outwits mischievous monkeys. It was published in 2015 by HarperCollins.


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    Amber Bryant
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "So disappointed to get this book and find that it's not the entire story! It's been abridged."


Best What are the best books mentioned on Captain Kangaroo
1Harold and the Purple CrayonBooks 39 Paid
2CorduroyBooks 36 Paid
3The Story about PingBooks 33 Paid
4The Story of FerdinandBooks 32 Paid
5Katy and the Big SnowBooks 29 Paid
6Harry the Dirty DogBooks 28 Paid
7GeorgieBooks 25 Paid
8Millions of CatsBooks 23 Paid
9Mike Mulligan and His Steam ShovelBooks 22 Paid
10Curious GeorgeBooks 19 Paid

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