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Children's Books From Picture Books to Chapter Books and More

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Reading aloud to your children continues to be important as they move towards reading and learn to read on their own. Here you'll find information about reading aloud and about all kind of books, including picture books, chapter books and novels, books on a variety of subjects, fairy tales, and folktales, to name a few.
  1. Raising A Reader
  2. Fairy Tales, Folktales, and Fables
  3. Picture Books
  4. Recommended Authors and Illustrators

Raising A Reader

Learn about some of the things you can do to encourage a love of books and reading and about some of the books and online resources available to assist you.

Fairy Tales, Folktales, and Fables

Fairy tales, folktales, and fables have been popular for centuries. Here you will find some excellent online resources, as well as some recommended children's books.

Picture Books

Cover art of the children's picture book The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats, Caldecott Medal Winner

A good picture book combines words and pictures to tell a story that will engage a child's interest. Most adults can still tell you their favorite childhood picture book. Here is an overview of some special picture books and the publishers who publish them, information about the top award in the U.S. for picture book illustration and some recommended children's picture books.

Recommended Authors and Illustrators

cover art of Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

You will recognize the names of a number of these talented authors and illustrators. Many of them have been writing and/or illustrating books for several generations. Do you recognize any authors or illustrators whose books you read as a child and your own children have also enjoyed them? You will also find the names of some new authors and illustrators that I hope to see creating children's books for years to come.

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