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

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    Craig Jones
    Written on May 25, 2018
    "It's easy to forget that Amazon even has competitors these days, but Barnes & Noble is still my go-to. I read a lot of novels, and love having bookshelves filled with books. B&N seems to send me coupons all the time, and if you're lucky enough to still have a physical B&N in your area, you can buy online and often go pick up the book to skip the wait on shipping. Great selection as well."
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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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      Pippi Longstocking
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      $6.99 - Varies by seller

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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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      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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      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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      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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      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."
      JR
      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      Little Red Riding-Hood
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      $6.15 - Varies by condition

      SG
      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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      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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      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."
      BX
      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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      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."
      AC
      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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    Best books for kids written before the 1950s
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 Little House on the Prairie (Little House) Books 0 Paid
    2 Black Beauty Books 0 Paid
    3 The Tale of Peter Rabbit Books 0 Paid
    4 Little House in the Big Woods Books 0 Paid
    5 Heidi Books 0 Paid
    6 The Hobbit Books 0 Paid
    7 Pippi Longstocking Books 0 Paid
    8 Nutcracker Books 0 Paid
    9 The Night Before Christmas Books 0 Paid
    10 The Secret Garden Books 0 Paid
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