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Age-by-Age Guide to Classic Books Every Kid Should Read

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best classic childrens book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Ages 2-4: The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter


This classic cautionary tale reminds naughty little rabbits to stay out of the neighbor's lettuce patch. Published in 1902, it was Beatrix Potter's first of 23 animal tales for children.

Next: Ages 2-6: Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

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