What are the best progressive children's books?

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    #1And Tango Makes Three

    And Tango Makes Three

    And Tango Makes Three is a picture book written by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell, illustrated by Henry Cole. It aims to teach children about non-traditional families by telling the story of Roy and Silo, who adopted a baby penguin.

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    Alexander Hunt
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "Whenever I see things like this, it makes me wonder if the author is genuine or trying to push their agenda. Normally I wouldn't try to push these types of issues onto a child, and maybe wait till they're closer to teenage years. "
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    #2The Lorax

    The Lorax
    The Lorax is a children's book written by Dr. Seuss first published in 1971. It aims to teach children to respect and care for the environment by telling the story of the Once-ler, who destroyed trees in his greed.
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    Joseph Moore
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "This book is not just a children's book but so much more! Every family should have this as a staple in their home. It is so relevant to the world today that it is almost inconceivable that it was written in 1971, 46 years ago. The environmental issues alone are a must read for everyone. Get it for a very young child so they can begin to learn responsibility now for the world we live in."
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    #3The 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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    Roy Webb
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "I'm not sure about the 'progressive' definition in the topic, but this interesting story by Munro Leaf certainly slides nicely into the discussion of best children's books. Ferdinand, a laid back non-fighting bull is the main character and would rather lay in the shade than to engage in the activities of the other bulls. Kids will enjoy."
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    #4The Family Book

    The Family Book

    The Family Book is a children's picture book written and illustrated by Todd Parr. It aims to teach children about the concept of non-traditional families.

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    #5The Butter Battle Book

    The Butter Battle Book

    The Butter Battle Book is a children's book written by acclaimed author, Dr. Seuss. It aims to teach children about respect and tolerance by telling the story of two feuding groups who want different things.

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    Jean Willis
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "Oh, how can you not love a good Seuss? If you liked Sneetches or Yertle, this will be up your alley. Interesting kind of social commentary, but with the awesome inventiveness of Seuss. It's a little violent- talking about blowing each other up and stuff... it is a book about battle, after all. But I think it's valuable. It's a pretty long story for Seuss. Maybe stick to others for preschool aged children based on reference to violence and length, but you'll know what's right for your family. And if you are just looking for another Seuss to add to your collection"
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    #6It's Okay to Be Different

    It's Okay to Be Different
    It's Okay To Be Different is a children's picture book written and illustrated by Todd Parr, first published in 2001 by Little, Brown and Co. It aims to teach children about the importance of being true to one's self. 
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    Gregory May
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "I love this book because it encourages individualism and a great message to kids. It is well written, develops nicely and really speaks to kids in a way that they can understand. This is a great message for kids and yours will certainly love it!"
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    #7Uno's Garden

    Uno's Garden

    Uno's Garden by Graeme Base is a children's illustration book involving science and mathematics. This book shows a counting game of animals from different environments that shows the balance between humans and animals.

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    Keith Griffin
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "As a parent, it has become important for me to focus my children's education on progressive learning. The best book I have found so far to help my children learn would have to be Uno's Garden. It's a great book that has both science and mathematics in it. "
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    #8Little Miss Wise

    Little Miss Wise

    Little Miss Wise is the twenty-fourth book in the Little Miss series. It is a children's book written by Roger Hargreaves that tells the story of Little Miss Wise. She is always thinking about what is right and not.

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    Henry Boyd
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "I've read this book to my nephew a few times. He did not seem overly excited about it, but from my perspective it was a cute story with a good message. I do not think that the message about making wise decisions can be considered progressive though, more like tried and true lessons that everyone should have been taught."
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    #9Rapunzel's Revenge

    Rapunzel's Revenge

    Rapunzel's Revenge is the first book in the Rapunzel's Revenge series by Shannon Hale. It is a sequential art on a retelling of the classic story of Rapunzel that every young girl loved. This book was published in 2008.

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    Frank Walker
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "I picked this up for my young daughter. I was umder the impression itwas a sweet Disney style story. I was wrong. I didnt find this to appropriate for my 6 year old. I started reading it to her but as soon as i realized how dark it was we decided on another book. A bit to progressive taste for a young child. Maybe it would be ok for a teenager."
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    #10The Innovative Engine

    The Innovative Engine

    The Innovative Engine is a computer science book for children written and illustrated by Jim Gribble and Jack Gribble. This was originally published in 2016.

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    Alexander Hernandez
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "This Book is very special for kids, it tells a very funny story and with great characters.This books will help kids with their imagination and activates their memory. I am sure that your child will like this book as my nephew did. "
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    #11Andy and Sam

    Andy and Sam

    Andy and Sam is a children's book by Liesbet Slegers. Published in 2010 by Kane/Miller Book Publishers, Andy and Sam provides 32-pages worth of colorful seek-and-find pictures of animals

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    Christopher Rose
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "My daughter just loves this book! Any book that keeps my daughter interested in and wanting to look at time and time again is great in my eyes. It's so colorful and keeps her entertained with its vibrant pictures. "
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    #12Bilaal and the Giant Tree

    Bilaal and the Giant Tree

    Bilaal and the Giant Tree is a children's book with Islamic moral written by Tasneem Yousuf. First published in 2013, it includes 3 short stories featuring Bilaal and his cat named Sparkles.

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    Nathan Hoffman
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "Love the message contained in this book, beautifully written. We need more of these stories, which are a gentle way for our children to learn good character. So adorable as well, i love it."

Summary

Best What are the best progressive children's books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1And Tango Makes ThreeBooks 34 Paid
2The LoraxBooks 31 Paid
3The Story of FerdinandBooks 30 Paid
4The Family BookBooks 28 Paid
5The Butter Battle BookBooks 27 Paid
6It's Okay to Be DifferentBooks 25 Paid
7Uno's GardenBooks 23 Paid
8Little Miss WiseBooks 22 Paid
9Rapunzel's RevengeBooks 21 Paid
10The Innovative EngineBooks 19 Paid
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