A trademark of every Amber Brown book is the refusal to downplay difficult topics and instead address them head on through a child's perspective. Following in the the spirit of classic children's authors like Beverly Cleary and Judy Blume, Paula Danziger tackles tough subjects like divorce, relocation, and more in her series of novellas about the titular spunky redhead. If you're looking for some great children's literature to help kids process tough times, Amber Brown is an excellent choice. But what should you read first? Here are all Amber Brown books ranked by user votes.
Separation and loss are the heart of the Amber Brown series. The first book of many, Amber Brown is Not a Crayon, sees Amber Brown coping with her parents' divorce while simultaneously saying goodbye to a beloved friend who is moving. This sets the tone for the series as Amber's sense of loss and confusion surrounding her parents' divorce continues to be explored in subsequent titles. Browse this list to find the best Amber Brown books to enjoy with your child