I have found what are arguably the most adorable books I have ever seen in my life.
The Penguin Puffin children's classics.
They look like this:
There are so many things I love about these editions. The covers, first of all, are adorable and bright and vivid and just SO MUCH FUN. Whoever the artist is...he/she rocks.
I also love that these books are introduced by popular kids'/YA authors, like Rick Riordan, Christopher Paolini, Louise Rennison, Cornelia Funke, Garth Nix, Jennifer Donnelly, Eoin Colfer, Eva Ibbotson, and SO MANY MORE!
Also...these books are unabridged, and they're only $4.99!
When I started working at the bookstore, this was our selection:
Now, THIS is our selection:
I didn't really have much to do with the sudden influx of these lovely Puffin classics (I swear), but I am LOVING it! I have my little list (I mean, long...the paper on which it's written on is little) of books I must buy, and thankfully they are all only $4.99, so that means I can build my library easily! At the top of my list are: The Princess and the Goblin, Daddy Long-legs, Little Women (introduction by Louise Rennison! I can only imagine the epic awesome-ness!), and Alice in Wonderland!
What are some of your favorite children's classics? And what do you think of the Puffin covers?