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Best Shel Silverstein Books: The Ultimate List

Here is a list of the best Shel Silverstein books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!

1. Uncle Shelby’s ABZ Book: A Primer for Adults Only (1985)

Best Shel Silverstein Books: The Ultimate ListFull of wit and twisted humor this notorious Shel Silverstein classic is a book you won’t want your children to read!Written for adults only, Shel Silverstein—the popular children’s book author—presents a humorous satire of alphabet books filled with ABC lessons parents would never want their children to learn….
Author(s): Shel Silverstein

2. A Boy Named Shel (2009)

Best Shel Silverstein Books: The Ultimate ListFew authors are as beloved as Shel Silverstein. His inimitable drawings and comic poems have become the bedtime staples of millions of children and their parents, but few readers know much about the man behind that wild-eyed, bearded face peering out from the backs of dust jackets.In A Boy Named Shel, Lisa Rogak tells the full story of a life as antic and adventurous as any of his creations. A man with an incurable case of wanderlust, Shel kept homes on both coasts and many places in between—and enjoyed regular stays in the Playboy Mansion. Everywhere he went he charmed neighbors, made countless friends, and romanced almost as many…
Author(s): Lisa Rogak

3. Stinkleberry Pie: and other ridiculous rhymes (2019)

Best Shel Silverstein Books: The Ultimate ListIn his first book of poetry for modern kids, Daniel M. Holtz careens carelessly from thoughtful to silly to gross and back again, creating a world of characters and ridiculous situations sure to entertain kids and parents alike. Get ready to meet The Humperdink Glumpus of Flattery Heights, Calimyrna Figgie Pie who kept her room like a piggy sty, the menu of Cafe Du Gross where nothing sounds very edible, giant spiders as Christmas trees, and of course a heaping helping of Stinkleberry Pie! The book is filled with hilariously strange illustrations by the author that enhance and expand the poems.Big Words for…
Author(s): Daniel M. Holtz

4. Upside Down: The Poems & Drawings of C.G. Metz (2018)

Best Shel Silverstein Books: The Ultimate ListCome inside and be transported into the land of upside down! Take a gassy journey into space with Davey Sprocket, and meet a zebra who lost his stripes. The mischievous Chops the helicopter lives there – so does the world’s strongest spider, a stubborn robot, and a political goat! This clever and unique collection of funny and creative poetry is sure to be enjoyed by children of all ages….
Author(s): C G Metz

5. Once, I Laughed My Socks Off – Poems for kids (Volume 1) (2012)

Best Shel Silverstein Books: The Ultimate ListThis delightful children’s poetry book contains a collection of fun and imaginative poems for fun and imaginative kids (and those adults that still behave like kids). Learn why you should tidy up after yourself, why midnight snacking is not such a good idea, and what to do if you laugh so hard that your socks come off! This book of funny children’s poems contains a host of interesting stories and characters for your kids to enjoy. Each story more fun that the last. The poems are written to encourage reluctant young readers to find enjoyment in poetry, and the wonder of words. Amongst the…
Author(s): Steve Attewell

6. An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein – Acting Edition (2003)

Best Shel Silverstein Books: The Ultimate ListBook by Shel Silverstein…
Author(s): Shel Silverstein

7. I Turned My Mom Into a Unicorn: A funny thankful story (Ted and Friends) (2019)

Best Shel Silverstein Books: The Ultimate ListA lesson of gratitude. Ted thinks his mom is always grumpy. He wishes that one day his mom would turn into a super fun unicorn. Magically, his wish came true! Ted and the unicorn instantly bonded – a fun day filled with snacks, playtime and sparkles! But watch how Ted changes his mind and finally learns to show appreciation.This easy-to-read book inspires a grateful mindset in children. They will learn to appreciate what they have through a funny storyline and hilarious scenes. Children will not only laugh and be entertained, but the twist at the end…
Author(s): Brenda Li

8. Rainy Day Poems (2012)

Best Shel Silverstein Books: The Ultimate ListHold on to your hats, And get ready to go. Because the rain’s just begun, And it’s time for the show. The adventures of Sami and Thomas Lamb. 63 pages of fantastically illustrated poems for kids that are sure to capture the reader’s attention. Sami and Thomas Lamb will have you laughing in no time with their crazy adventure. Can you find the stuffie on every page?…
Author(s): James McDonald

9. Roald Dahl Collection – 15 Paperback Book Boxed Set (2013)

Best Shel Silverstein Books: The Ultimate List1. The Witches, 2. The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me, 3. Matilda, 4. The BFG, 5. Going Solo, 6. George’s Marvellous Medicine, 7. Danny the Champion of the World, 8. James and the Giant Peach, 9. The Twits, 10. Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, 11. Boy Tales of Childhood, 12. Fantastic Mr Fox, 13. Esio Trot, 14. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and 15. The Magic Finger…
Author(s): Roald Dahl

10. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (1987)

Best Shel Silverstein Books: The Ultimate ListThe perennially popular tale of Alexander’s worst day is a storybook that belongs on every child’s bookshelf.Alexander knew it was going to be a terrible day when he woke up with gum in this hair. And it got worse… His best friend deserted him. There was no dessert in his lunch bag. And, on top of all that, there were lima beans for dinner and kissing on TV! This handsome new edition of Judith Viorst’s classic picture book is sure to charm readers of all ages….
Author(s): Judith Viorst, Ray Cruz

11. A Light In The Attic by Shel Silverstein [2009] (1994)

Best Shel Silverstein Books: The Ultimate ListPaperback Publisher: SBME SPECIAL MKTS.; 40384th edition (1994) ASIN: B00C9QRBG4 Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,694,960 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?…
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Best Shel Silverstein Books: The Ultimate List

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some shel silverstein books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Shel Silverstein (Who Wrote That?)

Author(s): Michael Gray Baughan
Publisher: , Year: 2008, Size: 12 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 495513

Where the Sidewalk Ends

Author(s): Shel Silverstein
Publisher: , Year: , Size: 287 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 416386

The Giving Tree

Author(s): Shel SIlverstein
Publisher: , Year: , Size: 172 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 450070

Uncle Shelby's Kiddie Corner

Author(s): Shel Silverstein
Publisher: , Year: , Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 454124

A Giraffe and A Half

Author(s): Shel Silverstein
Publisher: , Year: , Size: 92 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 502585

Falling Up

Author(s): Shel Silverstein
Publisher: , Year: , Size: 286 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 542032

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are really record-breakers according to Los Angeles Times, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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