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12 Inspiring Books for Kids

by Jenna Gleason on Dec 29th, 2015

Parents, educators and literary experts all have a list of books that kids should have in their lifetime. And book fairs and classrooms prove to provide some classics. But when kids rave about a book, you know that it really is a good read! Check out these 12 books to inspire your young readers!

1. Violet the Pilot by Steve Breen

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By the time she’s two years old, Violet Van Winkle can fix nearly any appliance in the house. And by eight she’s building elaborate flying machines from scratch, mind-boggling contraptions such as the Tubbubbler, the Bicycopter, and the Wing-a-ma-jig. The kids at school tease her, but they have no idea what she’s capable of. Maybe she could earn their respect by winning the blue ribbon in the upcoming Air Show. Or maybe something even better will happen?

2. Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio

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"Where are the girls?" When Grace's teacher reveals that the United States has never had a female president, Grace decides to be the first.  And she immediately starts off her political career as a candidate the school's mock election! 

3. Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty

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Rosie may seem quiet during the day, but at night she's a brilliant inventor of gizmos and gadgets who dreams of becoming a great engineer. When her great-great-aunt Rose (Rosie the Riveter) comes for a visit and mentions her one unfinished goal--to fly--Rosie sets to work building a contraption to make her aunt's dream come true.

4. Players In Pigtails by Shana Corey. 

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Did you know that one of America's favorite songs, "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," was written about a girl? And that in the 1940s girls all across America were crazy for our country's favorite game?These little known facts inspired Shana Corey to imagine a story about how one determined girl made her way to the big leagues & found a sisterhood of players in pigtails. With the same exuberant spirit that fueled the formation of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League, joyful text & jubilant pictures celebrate these brave girls' love of the game & the league they called their own.

5. Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman.

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Grace loves stories, whether they're from books, movies, or the kind her grandmother tells. So when she gets a chance to play a part in Peter Pan, she knows exactly who she wants to be. Remarkable watercolor illustrations give full expression to Grace's high-flying imagination.

6. The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch

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This bestselling modern classic features a princess who rescues a very snooty—and ungrateful—prince.

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