The best children's books of all time

If you're looking to entertain little ones with some of best children's books of all time, you're in the right place. And as it's World Book Day – Shakespeare's birth and death day, don't you know – there's no better time to stock up on some classics. So, whether you're in need of some inspiration for your own projects, want to keep your kids happy or are simply sick and tired of the books you've already got, we've got something for you.

The best children's books not only need to excite the mind of their audience, they also need to engage the adult reading them to the point that they're happy going through the same book time after time (after time). We've broken down our list of children's books down into age groups – with some extra recommendations in each section that anyone interested in design or illustration will enjoy, too. 

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