Audio Books for Teens
Here is a quick pick list of audio books for teens. Many of these audio books for teenagers are Odyssey award winners due to the high quality of the audio versions.
5 Best Editions of The Hobbit for Young People
There are so many different editions of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit available that it is hard to know which to select. Here are 5 that I particularly recommend for young people.
Children's Books About Starting School
Children's books, from children's picture books to children's chapter books, can help to reassure children about starting school or going to a new school.
Modern Fairy Tales for Teen Girls
Here is a teen books list of modern fairy tales for teen girls. This booklist of fairy tale retellings is sure to appeal to teen girls.
Books that Celebrate America
These 10 children's books celebrate the United States of America in poetry, art, tall tales, fiction and nonfiction about the Constitution, Declaration of Independence an other important American symbols as the Statue of Liberty.
Children's Books About the First 100 Days of School
Miss Bindergarten Celebrates the 100th Day is one of a number of children's picture books about the first 100 days of school / kindergarten and 100th day celebrations in kindergarten and in other elementary school classes. Many schools count the first 100 days of school / kindergarten, share children's books like Miss Bindergarten Celebrates the...
Best Children's Books About Thanksgiving
Here are four Thanksgiving books that I particularly recommend. One is humorous, two emphasize giving thanks through prayers and praise, another covers the history of the holiday, and the fifth provides a historically accurate picture of the first Thanksgiving.
Here are five children's books that center on Hanukkah, including three picture books, a chapter book, and an anthology. Children will enjoy the stories and, at the same time, learn more about this major Jewish holiday.
Christmas Pop-up Books for Children and Adults
These Christmas pop-up books by Jan Pietnkowski and Robert Sabuda are more than just children's books. They are beautifully designed 3-D treasures that the entire family will enjoy.
Favorite Dr. Seuss Books
Dr. Seuss' books have been enjoyed by generations of children in the United States and other countries. Learn about some of the author and illustrator's imaginative, rhyming books.
Top Children's Christmas Picture Books
These children’s Christmas picture books, all of which were published in 2005, represent some of the year’s “cream of the crop.”
Librarians Recommend Books for Boys
If you are looking for books that will appeal to boys, from young children to tweens and teens, you'll be interested in these reading lists of books for boys recommended by librarians. These recommended children's books for boys are referred to as books for boys because librarians have found that boys really enjoy them.
Kwanzaa stories, descriptions, family activities, and crafts can be found in these books about the popular African-American holiday.
Children's Books about the Chinese New Year
You'll find that the symbols and activities of the Chinese New Year / Lunar New Year come to life in these children's picture books about the annual celebration.
Audiobooks for Children
Audio versions of many popular children's books are available. They are fun to listen to as a family or at bedtime. If you are going on a trip with your children, be sure and take some children's audiobooks with you; they'll make the car, train, or plane trip much more fun for your children, even if it's only a few hours long.
Top 10 Children's Books for Valentine's Day
Here are summaries of Valentine's Day books for children that I recommend, as well as children's books that celebrate the love in families.
Hi/Lo Books for Reluctant Readers
Hi/Lo books are designed for reluctant readers who are not reading on grade level and whose interests are not met with typical books at their reading level. High interest low readability books meet the needs of reluctant readers by providing books at their reading level that are also at their interest level.
Dystopian Novels for Teens
This top picks list of dystopian novels for teens includes The Hunger Games.
These 10 recommended children's cookbooks make learning to cook easy and fun for your children.
Guides to Children's Books and Reading Aloud
These guides to children's books include general guides, several guides to reading aloud, and a guide to finding children’s books to help children cope with specific issues
African American Freedom Fighters
These five books about African American freedom fighters include the era of slavery in America up through the more recent civil rights movement.
Irish Folktales and Fairy Tales
Here are recommended children’s books of Irish folktales and fairy tales, children's books for St. Patrick's Day or any day you are looking for children's books of tales from Ireland that are excellent read-alouds, children's books that you and your children can enjoy together, as well as enjoyable reading for independent readers.
Children's Books about the Political Process Elections Voting
These children's books are all related to the importance of elections, voting, and the political process.
Children's Books About Cars, Trucks, and Diggers
Most of these picture books about cars, trucks, and diggers are for children six and under, but several are for older children interested in learning more about specific types of vehicles.
Children's Books About Dinosaurs
Dinosaur books for younger kids tend to be funny (see the last three books on this list), but there are also many excellent nonfiction books for children eager to learn more facts about dinosaurs.
Harry Potter Books for the Ultimate Fan
Here are books/book sets that the dedicated Harry Potter fan should be delighted to receive as gifts. Some are by J.K. Rowling, one is about her, and one is a reference book.
Children’s Picture Books About Gardens and Gardening
Celebrate spring with these children's picture books about gardens and gardening that celebrate the joys of planting seeds and bulbs, cultivating a garden, and enjoying the flowers and vegetables that result.
Children’s Books For Mother’s Day Gifts
If you are looking for a special Mother's Day gift for the mother or grandmother, here are some children’s picture books and one book of quotations from children’s books that should appeal to them. The first book is a tribute to mothers and the second celebrates mothers and grandmothers.
Classics for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers
Here are five children's classics that are available in board book versions. All have proven enormously popular with babies, toddlers, and preschoolers.
The Death of a Pet in Children's Picture Books
If you are dealing with the death of a pet, these ten children’s picture books will provide comfort to 3-12-year-old children and their families.
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Children's Crafts Books - These crafts books for kids provide step-by-step directions for a variety of family crafts, including knotting crafts, needlecrafts, nature crafts. Kids crafts books can provide hours of fun for your whole family.
Rhymes and Fun for Little Ones
Young children particularly enjoy rhymes, especially when accompanied by engaging illustrations. Here are five books I recommend for babies through five year olds.
Knitting Books for Kids and Teens
If you are looking for a good knitting book to teach your child how to knit, these knitting books for kids and teens may be just what you need. Good knitting books contain step-by-step directions and illustrations, and these knitting books for kids and teens will help your child learn how to knit.
Children's Books About Passover
Included in these recommended children's books are Passover stories, songs, recipes, artwork, activities, and much more.
Poetry for Children
Here are some excellent books of poetry, ranging from classic poems to poems about nature to concrete poetry. All are enhanced by their illustrations and design. In addition, there are several books for children about writing poetry.
Kids Cooksbooks Based on Favorite Children's Books
If you are looking for children's cookbooks that are based on popular children's books, these cookbooks include one related to Dr. Seuss stories, one based on the Harry Potter series, another based on the Little House books and more.
Children's Poetry Books With Poems for Two or More Voices
Many students gain a new appreciation for poetry and the spoken word when they read aloud the poems for two voices or more in these children's poetry books,
Recommended Books by Sharon Creech
Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech is best known for her novels for upper elementary and middle school readers but her picture books for younger children are also popular.
Children's Picture Books Adults Will Love
Don't forget children's picture books when you are looking for a special gift for an adult. Here are a several children's books that I would recommend for adults.
Children's Potty Training Books
It takes a lot more than a children's book to get a child toilet trained, but these picture books should make potty training more fun for you and your toddler.
Bedtime Board Books for Little Ones
I recommend these three board books to ensure a pleasant bedtime for your little one.
Learn about the features of three top student dictionaries and about the grade/age levels for which each was designed.
Bill Peet Books
Award winning children's author and illustrator Bill Peet wrote 35 children's picture books and illustrated them with imaginative and clever artwork.
Laura Ingalls Wilder Biographies
Laura Ingalls Wilder's life is a fascinating subject, and Wilder historian William Anderson does it justice in these books about the popular author.
Maurice Sendak Books
Read these five picture books by Maurice Sendak, and you'll understand why so many of the books he has written and illustrated have become classics.
Here are three well-designed and written children's dictionaries that I would recommend for your upper elementary or early middle school student.
Books about the Wright Brothers
Whether you are looking for a picture book to read to a younger child, an early reading chapter book for a beginning reader, or a biography of the Wright Brothers for 9-12 year olds, there's a book here for your child.
Children's Books that Make Great Graduation Gifts
"Oh, the Places You'll Go" by Dr Seuss is one of several children's books that make excellent gifts for graduates. If you are looking for a unique graduation gift for a high school or college graduate, I recommend these children's books for their illustrations, entertainment value, wit, and wisdom.
Best Halloween Board Books for Little Ones
These Halloween board books will appeal to very young children: toddlers and preschoolers. These children’s board books are sturdy, with colorful illustrations, and simple stories that will not scare young children. For Halloween fun, I recommend these Halloween board books.
Best Children's Halloween Books
Here's an assortment of children's books about Halloween, from picture books to a joke book and a beginning reader book.
Recommended Children's Books About Hurricanes
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Christmas Picture Books
Here are ten excellent Christmas picture books. Some emphasize the birth of the Christ child; some emphasize Santa Claus.
Children’s Books for Father’s Day Gifts
These children’s picture books will not only bring enjoyment to young children, but will also make good Father’s Day gifts.
Readers Respond With Good Children's Books About Protecting the Environment
See how readers respond to a request for good books for ages 8 and under about protecting the environment, both picture books about the environment and beginning reader books about the environment. After you see how other readers respond, go ahead and respond with your favorites.
Easter Books, from Christian to the Easter Bunny
Here are books about Easter that I recommend for your 4-10 year old child. They include both books about the Chrisitan celebration of Easter and books about spring and the Easter Bunny.
Children's Easter Board Books
These children's Easter board books focus on Easter candy, Easter eggs, and the Easter bunny, as well as an age appropriate introduction to the biblical story of Easter.
Children's April Fool's Day Books
Here are some children's books about April Fool's Day that I recommend, including children's picture books and beginning readers.
Popular Characters Celebrate Earth Day and the Environment
These children's books about Earth Day and about protecting the environment feature popular children's book characters.
Children's Books About the Day of the Dead
The Day of the Dead (El Dia Los Muertos) is celebrated in Mexico and many Mexican-American communities. It is a time to remember loved ones who have died. These picture books provide a look at preparations for, and the celebration of, the Day of the Dead, as well as the meaning behind many of the Day of the Dead rituals.
If you are looking for the best children's books about the birth of Jesus, here are a number of Christmas picture books and one special pop-up book about the Nativity that I recommend.
Children's Picture Books About Fall
If you are looking for children's books about fall, I recommend these kids' books, all of which emphasize the autumn season. In addition to the picture books, there's one poetry book for children that I particularly recommend.
Summer Reading List for Teen Girls
Here is a summer reading list for teen girls. Refer to this summer reading list for teen girls to find the top summer reads for teenage girls.
Summer Reading List for Teen Boys
Check out this summer reading list for teen boys. Refer to this summer reading list for the best books for teenage boys.
These books of historical fiction for middle grade readers are all...
Historical Fiction for Middle Grade Readers
Dark Fantasy Books For Teens Who Love Twilight
This reading list of dark fantasy books is for teens who like Twilight.
If you're looking for children's books about the Olympic Games, I recommend...
If you're looking for children's books about the Olympic Games, I recommend these nonfiction kids' books.
Bullies and Bullying in Kids' Books
This Top Picks list of kids' books about bullies and bullying includes children's picture books, books for middle grade / middle school readers and books for teens.
Kids' Books About Baseball
If your kids love baseball, they'll be intrigued by these kids' books, both fiction and nonfiction, about the sport. The books range from early chapter books to books that will appeal to middle school readers, as well as older teens and adults.