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These children's Easter picture books, the 12 best I've found, feature stories and illustrations about the Easter Bunny, the Easter Bible story and spring.
Learn about top teen books for boys from this list of popular teen books for teen boys.
Celebrate the growing season with these children's picture books about gardens and gardening, which include city gardens and country gardens.
These 2014 summer reading lists for kids and teens are among the best. You'll find children's books and books for teens - books for elementary school, middle school, and high school ages.
If you are trying to find children's books for very young children, here's some advice. Board books, wordless books, and picture books are among the kids' books that young children enjoy. Read a book to your child every day, using library books as well as books you've purchased.
Wonder by R.J. Palacio is an excellent novel for ages 9-12. The book addresses such issues as identity, appearance, acceptance and bullying.
These five children's books are board book versions of classics for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. A board book is sturdy enough to be handled by a very young child.
Ten lists of high interest-low readability books for reluctant readers (reading below grade level, not interested in books at their level) in grades 2-12.
Children's Books - Bedtime board books may be just what you need to encourage your child to go to bed, such as Goodnight Moon and A Child's Good Night Book by Margaret Wise Brown, and Mem Fox's Time for Bed, as well as other delightful children's books for very young children.
The Hunger Games Book Review - The Hunger Games is the first book in the Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. It is a dystopian novel that will engage teens but is too dark for younger kids.
What is the Harry Potter controversy? With the release of each Harry Potter book for children has come controversy, challenges and book banning attempts.
The Scraps Book: Notes From a Colorful Life by Lois Ehlert, about making books, is on my list of the Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2014.
Read this book review of Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak to find out why this children's picture book has become a classic since Sendak received the 1964 Caldecott Medal for the book and why this book has had a lasting impact on children's literature.
These books of historical fiction for middle grade readers are all award-winning children's books for kids within the Grades 4-8 range (upper elementary and middle school).
These children's picture books about starting school are among the best I could find for reassuring kids starting preschool, daycare, kindergarten or first grade.
Learn about Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, Book 9 in the enormously popular series by Jeff Kinney in this summary and review.
Learn all about the International Children's Digital Library (ICDL) where your child can choose and read children's books for free from all over the world.
Here's an annotated list of recommended children's poetry books, including books of poems for children featuring traditional poems, concrete poetry, and nature poetry for children. In addition to the books of poems, you'll also find children's books about writing poetry.
Learn all about children's book author and illustrator Patricia Polacco: her life, her work and her picture books.
Cinderella fairy tales can be found in many cultures and countries; learn about online and print resources on Grimm's, Perrault's and other versions.
Librarians Recommend Books for Boys - If you are looking for books for boys, get recommendations from those who know what appeals to boys - librarians. These recommended reading lists of children's books for boys are made up of books that librarians have found boys particularly enjoy.
If you are looking for a picture book for your child that children love to look at and hear again and again, try The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, one of his many popular children's picture books. Your child will enjoy hearing the story again and again.
I recommend these ten children's picture books about the death of a pet. These books are for children between the ages of 3 and 12.
Read about Books #1-28 in the Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne and make a copy of the book list of the popular kids' books to take with you to your local library or bookstore.
Celebrate April Fools' Day with these childrens books, including picture books and books for beginning readers.
The Lightning Thief book review of the first book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series provides an overview, age recommendations and information about why it's so popular.
J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit is a classic fantasy novel and here are several editions that children 9 and older and teens will find particularly appealing.
The Easter Egg, by author and illustrator Jan Brett, is a delightful Easter picture book for children. Children ages 3 to 6 will delight in the story of a rabbit named Hoppi and a very special Easter egg.
Middle school students love Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney because of its humorous look at middle school and home life.
There are all kinds of children's books about dinosaurs available, including dinosaur picture books and beginning readers. Here are ten favorites.
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.
The I Love You Book by Todd Parr stresses to children how much they are loved. It's the first in my list of 5 recommended Valentine's Day board books.
These Halloween board books will appeal to toddlers and preschoolers. They are colorful and fun, not frightening, kids' books.
'Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules,' the second book in the Wimpy Kid series, is a very funny book for tweens and young teens.
These 10 children's books by Dr. Seuss include picture books and books for beginning readers, starting with The Cat in the Hat.
Here are recommended children’s books of Irish folktales and fairy tales, kids' 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, that you and your children can enjoy together, and enjoyable reading for independent readers.
The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes is a classic children's picture book about s country bunny whose dream of becoming an Easter Bunny came true.
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A good cookbook for kids can make learning to cook fun while giving your children a head start in making a variety of dishes.
Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman is both a beginning reader book for beginning readers and a good book to read aloud to children two years old and up. It is a book children love to read (or listen to) again and again.
The Giver, the book for teens by Lois Lowry for which she won the Newbery Medal, has received multiple awards as well as challenges. A movie version comes out August 15, 2014.
Here is an American literature list of some of the best clasic novels for teens. Check out this recommended list classic American novels for high school students.
101 Great Science Experiments: A Step-by-Step Guide provides a variety of hands-on experiments for tweens and young teens. DK Publishing is the publisher of the book.
Why is there book banning and censorship of children's books? Why do some people want to ban or censor books, including children's books and young adult books (YA books), such as the Harry Potter series?
What do Theodor Geisel, Dr. Seuss and Theo. Lesieg have in common? What is the relationship between the three and what does it have to do with children's books?
The April 2015 calendar of children's books contains recommended kids' books, including books for National Poetry Month and National Library Week.
The Lorax by Dr. Seuss is a classic picture book about the importance of saving the environment. My book review includes a summary, age recommendation.
Here are some of the best narrative nonfiction books for middle graders, including cover art and a brief summary of 10 recommended informational books.
Check out this summer reading list for teen boys. Refer to this summer reading list for the best books for teenage boys.
I recommend Chicka Chicka Boom Boom if you are looking for a fun alphabet book for your children, from babies to six-year-olds. It's a children's rhyming alphabet picture book by Bill Martin Jr and John Archambault that is an excellent read aloud.
Shiloh is a classic middle grade novel about a boy and a dog, written by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor who received the John Newbery Medal for the book. Read this book review to find out about recommended age ranges and what has made this story a classic.
My 2015 calendar of children's books provides information and links to my monthly calendars that feature kids' books for each month's holidays / events.
What are the current trends in children's literature. Find out from Guide Elizabeth Kennedy's interview with the 2013 president of the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the ALA.
Here are some tips to help you read aloud to your child using a variety of children's books, including picture books, classics, chapter books, and other children's books that make great read alouds.
Dr. Seuss books, both picture books and beginning readers, such as The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham, are all great read aloud.
This article about raising a reader is for parents eager for tips on raising children to love reading and books.
A school visit by the author or illustrator of a children's book can be an event that encourages an interest in reading the book and writing on the part of each child involved.
These childrens Easter board books are designed to introduce the Easter to young children. Two- to four-year-olds will enjoy these board books about Easter.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days by Jeff Kinney is book four in the series. If you are looking for wacky middle school humor for tweens, you'll find it with this series.
If you are looking for children's Halloween books that will entertain younger kids, here are some children's books, including several featuring popular characters, that your children will enjoy.
Here is a reading list of books for reluctant readers who are teens. These books for teens have all been on one of the American Library Associations lists of quick picks for reluctant young adult readers.
Here is a review of the book Shooter by Walter Dean Myers that delivers a powerful message about bullying.
Find out about the life and Little House books of author Laura Ingalls Wilder when you read this 10 Facts article.
Check this FAQ to learn all about International Children's Book Day (ICBD), including when it is and what that has to be with Hans Christian Andersen.
And Then It's Spring is a delightful children's picture book for young children who are eager for spring and wondering when will it ever come.
These contemporary biographies, autobiographies and memoirs will appeal to teens who enjoy nonfiction and reading about life and people today.
Here are children's books filled with colorful illustrations Mother Goose Rhymes and other rhymes and fun for little ones. If you have a small child, a book of rhymes should appeal to them.
The Spiderwick Chronicles series is full of adventure and suspense. This series of children's fantasy novels is enormously popular with children seven and older.
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.
If you're looking for middle grade fiction with humor and heart, I recommend Schooled, a novel by Gordon Korman, about what happens when a peace-loving boy, homeschooled by his hippie grandmother, has to cope with life and bullying in middle school.
You Are (Not) Small, a funny picture book, won the 2015 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for beginning reader books. Two 2015 Geisel Honor Books were selected.
Before you select a book of fairy tales for your child, get information on scholarly research and versions of popular Grimm's fairy tales, such as Cinderella, which were originally written for adult audience and not for a child. Now, some of the most popular children's books are based on the fairy tales by the brothers Grimm.
Celebrate spring, summer, fall and winter with these illustrated children's poetry books about the seasons.
These children's Valentine's Day books include holiday picture books, as well as several pop-up books and books for beginning readers.
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Check out these comments from parents, teachers, and librarians about the Twilight series and the age appropriate for the series.
Unwind by Neal Shusterman is a dystopian thriller for teens. Read this teen book review to learn more about it.
Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers is a young adult book about a soldier's view of the Vietnam War.
There's a Magic Tree House Fact Tracker, a research guide that's a companion nonfiction book for many of the books in the Magic Tree House fiction series, with both the fiction and nonfiction books targeting young independent readers.
While The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick is 500+ pages long and a novel for ages 9-14, more than half of the pages are illustrations, a unique and appealing format that earned Selznick the Caldecott Medal.
Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh is a classic children's book, a middle grade novel and the subject of both awards and challenges.
Find the perfect book for your child by taking a look at the work of award winning children's author and illustrator Tomie dePaola, who has illustrated or written and illustrated more than 200 children's books, including folktales, Mother Goose rhymes, Bible stories, books about Stregna Nona, and his own life at 26 Fairmount Avenue.
These books about writing poetry are for tweens and teens. They provide writing prompts, tips about writing poetry, poetry, and more.
Reading poetry books for children that contain poems for two or more voices is a great way to help children learn to enjoy the spoken word and gain fluency in reading aloud. They will also enjoy working together as they read these childrens poetry books, and dramatically present the poems for two or more voices.
Here are recommended childrens books about Passover. These children's books, picture books and nonfiction, are available for a wide range of ages.
If your child is a reluctant reader who never seems to find a book he or she likes there are a lot of helpful available resources, including hi-lo books.
Little Golden Books are among the all-time bestselling children's books. Read about the history of the books and about who's publishing them now.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw by Jeff Kinney is book three in the series. If you are looking for middle school humor for tweens and young teens, I recommend this book and the other books in the series.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan is a popular middle grade fantasy series about a middle school student and his adventures when he learns he is a demigod.
Latino and Hispanic culture and heritage are the focus of these awards, books and reading lists of suggested books for children and teens, all of which are too good to be read only during Hispanic Heritage Month.
Learn all about Mem Fox, the internationally published Australian children's book author and literacy consultant. Her picture books delight young children and her book about how a child learns to read and how parents can help, Reading Magic, will greatly benefit adults.
Learn how books #29 and up in the Magic Tree House Series differ from Book #1-28 and why they are known as Magic Tree House Merlin Missions.
Divergent by Veronica Roth is a new trilogy for fans of The Hunger Games. Here is a teen book review on Divergent,the first book in a new dystopian trilogy by debut author Veronica Roth.
Learn all about C. S. Lewis and The Chronicles of Narnia, the classic fantasy novels for children, which include The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, as well as movie versions of some of the books.
My March 2015 calendar of children's books features books for St. Patrick's Day, Dr. Seuss's birthday, Women's History Month and more.
Read my Current Banned Book report to learn about the present state of book censorship, particularly challenged and banned children's books and young adult books.
Learn about three recommended children's dictionaries for upper elementary and middle school students
Beverly Cleary received the John Newbery Medal for her children's book Dear Mr. Henshaw, a humorous and touching brief novel about a boy dealing with his parents' divorce and other issues.
Here are several reading lists for teens to help parents find books for teenagers to read this summer, as well as year round, including lists for audio books, reluctant teen readers, and other teen books.
The Hundred Dresses is an award-winning short novel by Eleanor Estes for younger middle grade readers that effectively addresses bullies and bullying.
Funny Boys! Books for Fans of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series includes 10 recommended books for middle grade, including middle school, readers who enjoy humorous books like the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.
Are the borrowers, the miniature people who live in the house's wall real or a story made up by an imaginative boy? That's the emphasis of The Borrowers by Mary Norton.
The All About Dr. Seuss directory contains links to all of my Seuss content, from book reviews to his bio.
Kate DiCamillo's first children's novel, Because of Winn-Dixie, was a 2001 Newbery Honor Book. Read a review of the children's book and learn about the movie version.
Mockingjay is book 3 of The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins and this book review includes a summary of the story and an age recommendation for readers. With the release of the movie version, there is renewed interest in the book.
In the 15 years since the publication in the U.S. of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, how popular has the Harry Potter series become. Check out the popularity statistics and find out what else has changed. Page 2.
Learn about Isabella's Garden, which is a delightful children's picture book by Glenda Millard, illustrated by Rebecca Cool, a cumulative tale in rhyme about the cycle of life in the garden.
Mildred Wirt Benson's role as the writer of the text of 23 of the first 25 Nancy Drew books under the direction of Edward Stratemeyer of the Stratemeyer Syndicate wasn't revealed to the public for 50 years. Benson was well known in the midwest as a journalist, and Carolyn Keene was the name given as the author of the Nancy Drew books. The Nancy Drew series has been popular for many years. Has your child read a Nancy Drew book?
These books about bullies and bullying includes children's books for middle school readers and young adult books for teens.
Mary Ann Hoberman's delightful children's picture book You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Stories to Read Together contains very short, and funny, story poems to read together. This children's picture book of story poems,illustrated by Michael Emberley, should appeal to even the reluctant reader.
I recommend these Mother Goose board books for their nursery rhymes and illustrations that very young children, babies, toddlers and preschoolers, will enjoy when you read aloud to your child.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth is Book 5 in the enormously popular Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney.
Learn all about the Randolph Caldecott Medal, the most prestigious award in the U.S. that an artist can receive for illustration of children's picture books, and the current and recent winners.
Catching Fire is Book Two in The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. This book review includes information about the story and the recommended age level for readers.
The Hunger Games Trilogy consists of three dystopian young adult novels: The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay. The three YA books appeal to both teens and adults and have been popular with reluctant readers who read well but generally aren't that interested in reading.
Viva Frida by Yuyi Morales, the 2015 Pura Belpré Illustrator Award winner, features stunning illustrations focusing on the art and creative life of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.
If you are looking for books about tornadoes for your children, here are some of the best nonfiction kids' books I've found.
Learn about the John Newbery Medal for authors of children's books and current and recent Newbery Medal winners and Honor books.
Dipping into a book to locate information is one strategy to get and keep your kids reading daily when they don't want to read an entire children's book.
Cynthia Rylant is an award winning author of children's books, several of which celebrate her roots in Appalachia.
If you are looking for recommended children's picture books that are set in the winter and feature snow, I recommend these children's picture books about winter and snow.
Here is a review of the award-winning novel The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Learn more about this Michael L. Printz Honor book for mature teens and adults.
The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt is the book you want if you are looking for middle grade fiction that combines humor and history, in this case, 1967.
Jake Drake Bully Buster by Andrew Clements is a chapter book about how a second grader learns to cope with bullying and learns to get along with a bully.
My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George is a Newbery Honor Book about a boy who runs away to live on his own in the woods.
The 2015 John Newbery Medal winner and the 2015 Newbery Honor Books are on this list, as well as all the Newbery Medal winners from 1922 to the present.
Read about The Gruffalo, a children's picture book by Julia Donaldson, in this book review and learn why it is such a good read aloud for young children.
Children's picture books about cars, trucks, and diggers are very appealing to kids. Here you'll find an annotated booklist of recommended children’s picture books about them to help you find the perfect book for your child.
Frequently asked questions about dystopian novels for teens. These novels portray a dark and grim world where citizens are oppressed by the government.
The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney is an extraordinary wordless picture book adaptation of an Aesop's fable for which Pinkney won the 2010 Randolph Cadecott Medal winner for children's book illustration.
Here is a quick pick list of audio books for teens. Many of these audiobooks for teenagers are Odyssey award winners, recognized the high quality of the audio versions.
A Woman in the House (and Senate), an entertaining nonfiction book for tweens/teens, is about the women who made history as members of the U.S. Congress.
What is the meaning of the phrase chapter book.
Yum! iMmmm! iQué Rico! Americas' Sproutings features haiku poetry by Pat Mora and illustrations by Rafael Lopez that celebrate foods native to the Americas.
You might be surprised to find out how many of the children's books of fairy tales your child particularly enjoys are versions of Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales. Learn more about the life and work of Andersen and find out why one of his fairy tales might be just the special children's book to delight your child.
The Little House is a classic children's picture book that has delighted young children for 70 years. Author and illustrator Virginia Lee Burton received the Randolph Caldecott Medal in 1943 for her illustrations for the book.
The Carrot Seed, children's picture book by Ruth Krauss, with Illustrations by Crockett Johnson, has remained in print since 1945. Read this book review to find out why this book has become a classic.
Learn all about Mother Goose rhymes, their value for children, and recommended children's books of nursery rhymes.
The children's novel Coraline by Neil Gaiman is enormously popular with 8-12 year olds, resulting in a movie version of the book being released in 2009.
Here is a summer reading list for teen girls. Refer to it to find the top reads of the season for teenage girls.
The Crossover by Kwame Alexander is a quick and compelling novel in verse about basketball and life.
Anne of Green Gables is a classic children's book, beloved by millions of children.
Maurice Sendak's children's picture books, artwork and stories, have had a major impact on children's literature, with one book by Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are, winning both a Caldecott Medal and complaints that it was too scary for young children.
Dystopian novels for teens are very popular. Check out this top picks list of dystopian books for fans of The Hunger Games series.
Children's author Julius Lester and artist Jerry Pinkney bring African American folk hero John Henry to life in this Caldecott Honor Book.
Impulse by young adult author Ellen Hopkins is a novel in verse about teen suicide, second chances and the power of friendship.
Book Review: First Grade Jitters by Robert Quackenbush is the story of a little boy who is worried about what it will be like when he starts first grade.
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons is one of several children's picture books featuring the lovable laid-back cat who sings his way through life rather than being upset when things go wrong.
Your Favorite Seuss is a collection of Dr. Seuss stories, originally published individually as picture books or beginning reader books, all of which were written and illustrated by Theodor Geisel, writing as Dr Seuss.
Here is a book review of Monster, the award winning, and frequently challenged, young adult book for teens by Walter Dean Myers about an African American teen awaiting trial for murder.