Students groaning under a heavy stack of textbooks might come to mind when mentioning educational books, but these books come in many forms and sizes. Text books are useful mainly during school hours and are quite unpopular with their users. Some of the most popular educational books today are for small children. Their purpose is to explain the world while providing a story as entertainment. There is little wonder that these types of books have become very popular for parents and children.
Children's books are often written to help children learn complex information. One example of this is being friends with people who are very different. While explaining this concept to a child in the real world might be difficult, the book describes two children becoming friends. It might point out that one friend is pretty and popular while the other friend is sad because they are lonely. It leads the child through the concept, and this type of educational book has become highly effective as well as popular.