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Don’t Let Your Kids Anywhere Near These Books Unless You Want To Bawl Your Eyes Out

Of all the children’s books on the market, these 10 have been called the most moving by parents.

Read these books with the expectation that your bedtime story routine might end with you crying off all your makeup. If you don’t have these books in your family’s collection, it’s time to add them.


The Little Prince


The Little Prince, written by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, is a story of loneliness that a lot of us can relate to.

“This book is full of beautiful revelations about love and humanity that I needed to hear.”


The Miraculous Journey Of Edward Tulane


The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, written by Kate DiCamillo, is a story of a porcelain rabbit trapped without the ability to communicate.

It is his thoughts that finally lead him back to the little girl who loves him in the end.


Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry


Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, written by Mildred D. Taylor, is based in the Great Depression with themes of racism and injustice.

“Reading it helped me uncover my history as a black person and celebrate our resistance against forces like fear and hate.”


Love You Forever


Love You Forever, written by Robert Munsch, is the story of the unconditional love of a mother.

It follows a mother-son relationship through every stage of life. The last few pages will definitely draw out tears.


Jacob Have I Loved


Jacob Have I Loved, written by Katherine Paterson, is a story of sibling rivalry and the relatable pains of family.

“This book made me cry as a kid, and when I read it again a few months ago, I cried all over again.”


Bridge To Terabithia


Bridge to Terabithia, also written by Katherine Paterson, is a story of friendship and its creation of an imaginary world.

“There are some parts that I’m sure my kids will read on their own one day and finally realize what the story is actually saying.”


The Runaway Bunny


The Runaway Bunny, written by Margaret Wise Brown, is the story of a mother’s love that reveals heart-gripping truths of parenting.

“This book makes me tear up every time.”


Michael Rosen’s Sad Book


Michael Rosen’s Sad Book, is a written account of the author’s experience of losing his son, Eddie.

Artist Quentin Blake captured the sadness of the story well with his award-winning illustrations.


Mick Harte Was Here


Mick Harte Was Here, written by Barbara Park, follows the journey of a family after losing their 12-year-old son and brother.

“I ugly cry each time. It’s helped my cope with the death of my grandfather.”


The Giver


The Giver, written by Lois Lowry, describes a colorless world where a 12-year-old boy becomes the “Receiver of Memory” and begins questioning the world around him.

“When the boy learns the truth about where he lives through to his rescue of an infant and their daring escape, I choose to believe they made it down the hill into the place of bright lights.”

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