Children’s Books

It can be very challenging to find books for gifted children that are age appropriate while meeting their advanced reading level and/or intellectual curiosity.  Here are some that our kids have loved.  After an concerted effort to participate in Amazon’s affiliate program, we have found a better partner in  More of your purchase price will financially aid The Program while also benefiting local booksellers.

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Title Author(s)/Editor(s) Cover Outlet
Counting by 7s
Holly Goldberg Sloan
The Illustrated Compendium of Weirdly Specific Words  Including Bumbledom, Jumentous, Spaghettification, and More Tyler Vendetti
The Mysterious Benedict Society 
There are 5 more books in the series if your child likes this first one.
Trenton Lee Stewart
Nancy Drew  and The Secret of the Old Clock
Only books 1-7, 11-25, and 30 were written by the same “house writer.”  If after these, your child wants more, it is recommended you switch to another series penned by the same talented woman.
Mildred Benson as Carolyn Keene
National Geographic Kids Why?  Over 1,111 Answers to Everything and
National Geographic Kids Why Not?  Over 1,111 Answers to Everything
Crispin Boyer

Philosophy for Kids  40 Fun Questions That Help You Wonder About Everything! and
The Examined Life  Advanced Philosophy for Kids
David A. White, Ph.D.

The Westing Game Ellen Raskin
What If?  Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions and
What If? 2  Additional Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
Randall Munroe