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Anti-Adultist Books for Children - "Adultism is a predisposition towards adults, defined as "behaviors and attitudes based on the assumptions that adults are better than young people, and entitled to act upon young people without agreement".
It is also seen as, "an addiction to the attitudes, ideas, beliefs, and actions of adults."
Adultism is popularly used to describe any discrimination against young people and is distinguished from ageism, which is simply prejudice on the grounds of age; not specifically against youth. Adultism is ostensibly caused by fear of children and youth."

~Wikipedia

Related category: Childrens & Teenage Books
Related booklists: Empowering and Inspiring Girls & Young Women, Princesses - Books for Children and Young Adults, Subversive Books for Children, Roald Dahl books,

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 19 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book Hubert Horatio: How to Raise Your Grown-Ups by Lauren Child
    Hubert Horatio: How to Raise Your Grown-Ups - by Lauren Child

    £6.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780008264093 | ISBN 10: 0008264090

    Hubert Horatio Bartle Bobton-Trent is back in this hilarious and gloriously illustrated book for ages six and up from the superstar creator of Clarice Bean and Charlie and Lola, Lauren Child.  “These stories are about the days when the Bobton-T ... more

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  • Cover image of book Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse by Chris Riddell
    Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse - by Chris Riddell

    £6.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781447201748 | ISBN 10: 1447201744

    A deliciously dark new offering from the award-winning author-illustrator of the Ottoline books.  Ada Goth is the only child of Lord Goth. The two live together in the enormous Ghastly-Gorm Hall. Lord Goth believes that children should be heard and ... more

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  • Cover image of book My Mum
    My Mum's Growing Down - by Laura Dockrill

    £6.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780571335060 | ISBN 10: 0571335063

    She says ‘I’ve worked so hard for years and I deserve a rest!’ As she scribbles with crayons and pours custard down her dress, She’s dangling from the banister with her head upside-down! Does your Mum do this? Help! My Mum’s growing DOW ... more

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  • Cover image of book The BFG by Roald Dahl, illustrated by Quentin Blake
    The BFG - by Roald Dahl, illustrated by Quentin Blake

    £6.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780141365428 | ISBN 10: 0141365420

    The well-loved story of a big friendly giant who spirits a child out of bed to the land of the child-eating giants.   Every night, when the world is sleeping, big gruesome giants guzzle up whoppsy- whiffling human beans. And there's only one giant ... more

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  • Cover image of book Matilda by Roald Dahl
    Matilda - by Roald Dahl

    £6.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780141365466 | ISBN 10: 0141365463

    Cheat! Stupid! Ignorant! Liar! Matilda's parents have called her some terrible things. The truth is, she's a genius and they're the stupid ones. Find out how she gets the better of them and her spiteful headmistress, Miss Trunchball, as well as disco ... more

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  • Cover image of book School for Dads by Adam and Charlotte Guillain, illustrated by Ada Grey
    School for Dads - by Adam and Charlotte Guillain, illustrated by Ada Grey

    £6.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781405277495 | ISBN 10: 1405277491

    A funny, rhyming school story that makes a lovely Father's Day gift, from the authors of Spaghetti with the Yeti and the illustrator of Poo in the Zoo! and Hippobottymus.   Has your dad started getting a bit slack? Always late to pick you up, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Not Now, Bernard by David McKee
    Not Now, Bernard - by David McKee

    £6.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781783442904 | ISBN 10: 1783442905

    Bernard's got a problem. He's found a monster in the back garden but his mum and dad are just too busy to notice. So Bernard tries to befriend the monster... and that doesn't go quite to plan.   Loved by children, monsters and adults for thirt ... more

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  • Cover image of book Wild Child by Jeanne Willis, illustrated by Lorna Freytag
    Wild Child - by Jeanne Willis, illustrated by Lorna Freytag

    £6.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781406359916 | ISBN 10: 1406359912

    A beautiful and unique photographic picture book for the wild child in everyone. Meet Wild Child! Shes spirited and curious. Shes fearless and free. She lives alone in a mystical, prehistoric world the last child in a dramatic landscape, wher ... more

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  • Cover image of book My Parents Are Out of Control by Pete Johnson
    My Parents Are Out of Control - by Pete Johnson

    £6.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780440870135 | ISBN 10: 0440870135

    Louis doesn't think much of it when his mum and dad ask him for tips on how to be cool. In fact, he thinks it's pretty funny watching them bump fists and use words like 'safe', 'sick' and 'wicked'. Until Dad turns up outside Louis's new school dresse ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mister Magnolia by Quentin Blake
    Mister Magnolia - by Quentin Blake

    £6.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781862308077 | ISBN 10: 1862308071

    Mr Magnolia has only one boot. He has an old trumpet that goes rooty-toot - And two lovely sisters who play on the flute - But Mr Magnolia has only one boot.   In this wittily rhyming picture book, Mr Magnolia has a full and happy li ... more

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  • Cover image of book Princess Smartypants Breaks the Rules! by Babette Cole
    Princess Smartypants Breaks the Rules! - by Babette Cole

    £6.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780141501550 | ISBN 10: 0141501553

    When the Queen packs off Princess Smartypants to finishing school, it seems that our favourite royal might become a perfect princess after all...huh, no chance! Instead, Princess Smartypants makes her own school rules and teaches those other do-goody ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Wolves in the Walls by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean
    The Wolves in the Walls - by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean

    £8.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780747591627 | ISBN 10: 0747591628

    There are sneaking, creeping, crumpling noises coming from inside the walls... Lucy is sure there are wolves in the walls of their house - and, as everyone says, if the wolves come out of the walls, it's all over. Her family doesn't believe her. The ... more

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  • Cover image of book Beegu by Alexis Deacon
    Beegu - by Alexis Deacon

    £7.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780099417446 | ISBN 10: 0099417448

    Beegu is not supposed to be on Earth. She is lost. She is a friendly little creature, but the Earth People don't seem very welcoming at all. But so far she has only met the BIG ones. The little ones are a different matter... ... more

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  • Cover image of book Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
    Where the Wild Things Are - by Maurice Sendak

    £6.99   paperback   (2000) - ISBN 13: 9780099408390 | ISBN 10: 0099408392

    One night Max puts on his wolf suit and makes mischief of one kind and another, so his mother calls him 'Wild Thing' and sends him to bed without his supper.  That night a forest begins to grow in Max's room and an ocean rushes by with a boat to ... more

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  • Cover image of book Stick up for Yourself! Every Kid
    Stick up for Yourself! Every Kid's Guide to Personal Power and Self-Esteem - by Gershen Kaufman, Ph.D., Lev Raphael, Ph.D., and Pamela Espeland

    £11.99   paperback   (1999) - ISBN 13: 9781575420684 | ISBN 10: 1575420686

    First published in 1990, this perennial best-seller has helped countless children build self-esteem and assertiveness skills. Newly revised and updated, its the ultimate resource for any kid whos ever been picked on at school, bossed around, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Princess Smartypants by Babette Cole
    Princess Smartypants - by Babette Cole

    £6.99   paperback   (1996) - ISBN 13: 9780140555264 | ISBN 10: 0140555269

    Princess Smartypants does not want to get married. She enjoys being a Ms.   But being a rich and pretty princess means that all the princes want her to be their Mrs.   Find out how Princess Smartypants fights to preserve her indepen ... more

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  • Cover image of book Time to Get Out of the Bath, Shirley by John Burningham
    Time to Get Out of the Bath, Shirley - by John Burningham

    £8.99   paperback   (1994) - ISBN 13: 9780099200512 | ISBN 10: 0099200511

    It's time to get out of the bath but Shirley's not listening.   She's floated away to a secret watery land beyond the plughole - to where knights ride white horses, and kings and queens float in moats around their castles... ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery
    The Little Prince - by Antoine De Saint-Exupery

    £7.99   paperback   (1991) - ISBN 13: 9780749707231 | ISBN 10: 0749707232

    A pilot stranded in the desert awakes one morning to see, standing before him, the most extraordinary little fellow. "Please," asks the stranger, "draw me a sheep." And the pilot realizes that when life's events are too difficult to understand, there ... more

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  • Cover image of book Momo by Michael Ende, illustrated by Chris Riddell
    Momo - by Michael Ende, illustrated by Chris Riddell

    £6.99   paperback   (1985) - ISBN 13: 9780140317534 | ISBN 10: 0140317538

    At the edge of the city, in the ruins of an old amphitheatre, there lives a little homeless girl called Momo. Momo has a special talent which she uses to help all her friends who come to visit her. Then one day the sinister men in grey arrive and s ... more

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