I highly recommend these five books of poetry by Langston Hughes, all of which are illustrated by award-winning artists.
Titanic Disaster at Sea is a fascinating informational book about the great ocean liner and its tragic sinking in 1912.
Alexander Calder: Meet the Artist! is a colorful interactive nonfiction children's book with pop-up and lift the flap features.
The Crossover by Kwame Alexander is a quick and compelling novel in verse about basketball and life.
The Mysterious Benedict Society is book one in the popular series for middle grade readers. Four very smart children work to save the world.
Harry Potter Cookbook - The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook provides an entertaining introduction to many of the foods of the British Isles that can be found in the Harry Potter book series.
Superworm is another terrific read aloud by Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo, with illustrations by Axel Scheffler.
First Day Jitters is a picture book about starting school with a surprising twist at the end of the book. Julie Danneberg is the author and Judy Love the illustrator. This children's book is both fun for kids and a good gift for a new teacher.
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown, with illustrations by Clement Hurd, is a classic children's picture book. Read this book review to find out why, after 65 years, it's still so popular.
Learn about the reasons for the popularity of the Diary of a Wimpy KId series and other books by Jeff Kinney and read a summary and publication information for each book.