Children's literature is for readers and listeners up to about age 12. It is often illustrated. The term is used in senses that sometimes exclude young-adult fiction, comic books, or other genres. Books specifically for children existed at least several hundred years ago.

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SandRider (TodHunter Moon, #2)
A Sliver of Stardust (A Sliver of Stardust #1)
The Explorers Guild: Volume One: A Passage to Shambhala
The Princess in Black and the Perfect Princess Party (The Princess in Black, #2)
The Boy Who Knew Everything
The Toymaker's Apprentice
The Caretaker's Guide to Fablehaven
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear
The Story of Diva and Flea
Jack Frost (Guardians of Childhood, #3)
The Lightning Queen
Lenny & Lucy
The Odds of Getting Even (Tupelo Landing, #3)
The Whisper


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    The One and Only Ivan
    Orbiting Jupiter
    Fortunately, the Milk
    The School for Good and Evil (The School for Good and Evil, #1)
    Brown Girl Dreaming
    Fish In A Tree
    The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood & Co., #1)
    Serafina and the Black Cloak (Serafina, #1)
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    The Book Thief by Markus ZusakThe Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott LynchThe Hobbit by J.R.R. TolkienThe Thief by Megan Whalen TurnerArtemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
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