For Smart Kids and Adults still Kid Smart


A review and celebration of books that are classic and the discovery of those soon to be. Kid Smart Books pays homage to the books that have shaped generations of children and to those not yet in the mainstream canon. 


The Hard-Times Jar

Them that got

Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress

Even reading this title starts the grooming process - be warned

book cover for the childrens book circle in the sky featuring an illustration of a fox and birds

The Circles in the Sky

Death is never easy...

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Harriet's Yellow Jacket

What do you do when your hair is different?

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”   — Frederick Douglass, abolitionist and statesman

Kid Smart Books is a curated collection of literature and associated print works...

 for children whose parents feel are exceptionally gifted
for adapting to changes in the world and are prepared to address subject matter
suited for the advanced.

Books that have been banned, burned or tackle subject matters considered too heavy for some smaller minds are listed, summarized and critiqued for content, appearance, quality of illustration and entertainment value.