Mordicai Gerstein

The Man Who Walked Between The Towers should be at the top of your list when considering the best books for kids. Based on the incredible true story of Philippe Petit’s death-defying tightrope walk between The World Trade Centre’s Twin Towers, this book is a truly gripping reading experience.

The lyrical words and lovely paintings capture every detail. At the same time, two dramatic foldout spreads create a sense of vertiginous drama as readers imagine themselves watching Petit walking, dancing, and performing high-wire tricks a quarter mile in the sky. It’s an amazing sensory journey that children of all ages will surely enjoy!