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Learn about top teen books for boys from this list of popular teen books for teen boys.
The children's picture books about the birth of Jesus on my list represent the best Christmas books for kids about the Nativity that I have found.
Wonder by R.J. Palacio is an excellent novel for ages 9-12. The book addresses such issues as identity, appearance, acceptance and bullying.
Learn about the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and related books by Jeff Kinney. Read a summary, publication information and my opinion about each book, including the latest, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul.
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.
A good cookbook for kids can make learning to cook fun while giving your children a head start in making a variety of dishes.
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.
Here are some good children's books about Hanukkah, including picture books, a chapter book, an anthology, a book of history, humorous tales, poetry and more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What is the Harry Potter controversy? With the release of each Harry Potter book for children has come controversy, challenges and book banning attempts.
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.
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.
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson is an entertaining chapter book that uses humor and misbehaving kids to make an important point about the meaning of Christmas.
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.
J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit is a classic fantasy novel, one which appeals to readers from 9 to 90. Here are several editions of The Hobbit that children 9 and older and teens will find particularly appealing.
The Christmas picture book edition of the classic Christmas story The Gift of the Magi, with illustrations by P.J. Lynch, would make a good Christmas gift for the entire family.
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).
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.
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.
'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.
Middle school students love Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney because of its humorous look at middle school and home life.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There are all kinds of children's books about dinosaurs available, including dinosaur picture books and beginning readers. Here are ten favorites.
The Night Gardener, a haunting middle grade novel with a Victorian flavor, will appeal to readers who enjoy ghostly fantasies.
Find out about versions of Cinderella fairy tales that can be found in many cultures and countries, and take a look at online and print resources on the versions of Grimm's fairy tales, Charles Perrault, and others. There are many children's books available featuring versions of the fairy tale from different cultures and time periods.
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.
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.
These children's books are collections of short stories about winter and more. For example, The Winter Book, an anthology, is a children's book containing short stories, essays about winter holidays, artwork, and music. Fireside Stories: Tales for a Winter's Eve features short stories about winter from a number of different countries.
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.
Here are 10 recommended Christmas picture books for children by such popular authors and illustrators as Jan Brett, Jane Yolen, and Tomie dePaola. Whether you are looking for a book for a special child or a book the entire family will enjoy, you'll find it here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
These children's picture books about gardens and gardening include city gardens and country gardens are the best I've found.
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.
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.
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.
If you are looking for a children's Kwanzaa book for your child, here are my top picks of children's books about Kwanzaa, including both fiction and nonfiction.
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.
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.
If you are looking for children's Valentine's Day books, here are some holiday picture books that make good read-alouds and some children's Valentine's books for beginning readers.
The Christmas Wish combines a sweet, magical story with spectacular photography to create a holiday picture book that will appeal to ages 3 to 6.
Unwind by Neal Shusterman is a dystopian thriller for teens. Read this teen book review to learn more about it.
The December 2014 calendar of children's books for the holidays - Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa plus kids' books about winter and more..
This article about raising a reader is for parents eager for tips on raising children to love reading and books.
The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg is an award-winning classic Christmas picture book, one that makes a good family read aloud.
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.
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.
Here is a review of the book Shooter by Walter Dean Myers that delivers a powerful message about bullying.
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.
This Holiday Gift Guide of books for middle grade readers within the 9-14 age range includes fiction and nonfiction, humor, fantasy and more.
Children's Books - The 2004 edition of The Littlest Angel, the classic children's Christmas picture book, has beautiful illustrations by artist Guy Porfirio. While there are many editions of this children's Christmas picture book, which was written by Charles Tazewell in 1946, this is my favorite.
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 about three recommended children's dictionaries for upper elementary and middle school students
Learn all about children's book author and illustrator Patricia Polacco: her life, her work and her picture books.
Check out this summer reading list for teen boys. Refer to this summer reading list for the best books for teenage boys.
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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.
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.
Christmas Is Here is a children's Christmas picture book that relates a modern family's visit to a live Nativity scene to the Bible story of the Nativity, the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem.
Enjoy A Season of Gifts, award-winning Richard Peck's third work of children's fiction that features the unforgettable Grandma Dowdel. For good children's books for ages 9-13, I recommend books by Richard Peck.
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.
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.
The Notorious Benedict Arnold by Steve Sheinkin is an award-winning nonfiction book for teen readers. The story follows the colorful and tragic life of the ambitious Benedict Arnold whose decision to help the British changed the outcome of the American Revolution.
If you are looking for a quirky fantasy for teens, I recommend 'Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,' a young adult book by Ransom Riggs.
Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers is a young adult book about a soldier's view of the Vietnam War.
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.
These contemporary biographies, autobiographies and memoirs will appeal to teens who enjoy nonfiction and reading about life and people today.
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.
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.
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.
The joys of winter are celebrated in these children's poetry books about the winter season. Whether you are looking for children's poetry books about winter that stress the winter holidays or the joys, and occasional annoyances, of cold, snowy weather, you will find a children's poetry book for your child here.
These Christmas pop-up books by Jan Pietnkowski and Robert Sabuda are more than just children's books. They are beautifully designed treasures that the entire family will enjoy.
The Christmas Story from the Gospels of Matthew and Luke is a children's Christmas picture book, illustrated with artwork from the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Page 2.
Check out these comments from parents, teachers, and librarians about the Twilight series and the age appropriate for the series.
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?
The January 2015 Calendar of Children's Books includes books about winter, Martin Luther King, the 100th day of school, plus kids' books by authors and illustrators with January birthdays.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Time for Kids: Kids in the Kitchen Cookbook is a well-illustrated cookbook for children 8 and up that emphasizes healthy recipes.
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The Hundred Dresses is an award-winning short novel by Eleanor Estes for younger middle grade readers that effectively addresses bullies and bullying.
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.
These books about writing poetry are for tweens and teens. They provide writing prompts, tips about writing poetry, poetry, and more.
Find out about the children's books and authors selected for the 2013 John Newbery Medal and Honor books.
Here are some of the best narrative nonfiction books for middle graders, including cover art and a brief summary of 10 recommended informational books.
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.
Kiss Good Night by Amy Hest, with illustrations by Anita Jeram, is an excellent children's bedtime story, suited for a young child. Children's picture books like this one can help a child settle down for a good night's sleep.
These 10 children's books by Dr. Seuss include picture books and books for beginning readers, starting with The Cat in the Hat.
Learn about the John Newbery Medal for authors of children's books and current and recent Newbery Medal winners and Honor books.
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.
These children's poetry books by Jane Yolen focus on nature and are illustrated with color photographs by Jason Stemple.
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.
My 2014-2015 school year calendar of children's books contains articles, book reviews and reading lists related to each month's holidays and events.
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.
Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhhaa Lai is a novel in verse based on the author's experiences as a ten year old, leaving war-torn Vietnam and coming to the U.S.
Cynthia Rylant is an award winning author of children's books, several of which celebrate her roots in Appalachia.
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.
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 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.
Author Lois Lowry received a Newbery Medal for two of her books: Number the Stars and The Giver.
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.
What makes the Guinness World Records 2015 a book I recommend particularly for boys who are reluctant readers?
Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh is a classic children's book, a middle grade novel and the subject of both awards and challenges.
Winter Lights A Season in Poems & Quilts is a beautiful children's poetry book that features poems illustrated with miniature quilts. Winter Lights is also a children's holiday book highlighting Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and other winter holidays.
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.
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.
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?
The Lorax by Dr. Seuss is a picture book about the importance of saving the environment. Read the book review for a plot summary and age recommendations.
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.
Christmas Classics - Christmas classics include classic Christmas stories, classic Christmas movies and music, as well as classic Christmas recipes. A classic Christmas for kids includes family traditions.
Learn all about the Magic Tree House series, from the first 29 books to the more recent Merlin Missions, the Fact Tracker research guides, author Mary Pope Osborne, the 20th anniversary of the series and family crafts related to the subjects of each of the books.
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.
If your child is one of the children who love the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling, a book by one of the following children's authors may be just the ticket: C.S. Lewis, Roald Dahl, Madeline L'Engle, Diana Wynne Jones, P.L. Travers, and Frances Hodgson Burnett.
Here are some simple, yet effective, steps to take to encourage your child to read. These include finding children's books that relate to the child's interests, hi/lo books for the reluctant reader, read alouds and reading a book aloud with your child.
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.
Simply in Season Children's Cookbook is a good book for families worried about childhood obesity and
If you are looking for middle grade fiction full of humor, I recommend The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger. This book review about the humorous chapter book, which will appeal to middle schoolers and upper elementary students, covers the characters, plot, writing and author.
Oliver Button Is a Sissy, a children's picture book, is based on the childhood experiences of Tomie dePaola, who was bullied for taking dancing lessons.
From the Hogwarts Library boxed set and a Harry Potter cookbook to digital and audio editions of the popular series, here are 10 gifts sure to wow the dedicated Harry Potter fan.
Our World: A Child's First Picture Book Atlas was published by National Geographic for young children and it has a lot to offer.
Encourage your children to cook by giving them children's cookbooks with recipes based on foods in their favorite children's books. The books and stories highlighted in these cookbooks include books by Roald Dahl, the Little House series, the Harry Potter books, the Boxcar Children mysteries, Green Eggs and Ham and other Dr. Seuss books, favorite fairy tales, and others.
Find out about the life and Little House books of author Laura Ingalls Wilder when you read this 10 Facts article.
I Am Number Four is a young adult science fiction novel. I Am Number Four is Book One in the Lorien Legacies series. The I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies #1) book came out in 2010, the movie version in February, 2011.
Is The Hobbit appropriate for kids? If so, for what ages is this fantasy novel by J.R.R. Tolkien appropriate? Is it a good book to read aloud? Learn all that and more from this book review.
Learn about Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, a classic children's picture book, and the other three kids' books about Alexander.
If you are looking for books about tornadoes for your children, here are some of the best nonfiction kids' books I've found.
The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary is an illustrated account of the making of the movie by series author and Jeff Kinney provides a behind the scenes look at the casting and the making of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie and its relationship to the Diary of a Wimpy Kid book, the first book in the series
Read this review of Crank by Ellen Hopkins, the bestselling young adult author of the Crank trilogy.
Dragon’s Gate by Laurence Yep blends Chinese and American history in 1867 in this coming-of-age novel, part of the series Golden Mountain Chronicles.
These children's books about the Chinese New Year / Lunar New Year provide a colorful look at New Year's celebrations in San Francisco's Chinatown, in New York's Chinatown, in Korea and in China. These books for kids all contain interesting information about the symbols and activities that are a part of the 15-day celebration.
Read this young adult book review on Speak, an award winning and frequently challenged book by Laurie Halse Anderson.
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.
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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.
Doll Bones by Holly Black delivers a slightly spooky story for the middle grade reader with patience for a slow moving story.
When looking for a children's picture book for your child, look for books illustrated by artist Jerry Pinkney. He won the 2010 Caldecott Medal and has created numerous Caldecott Honor Books and is the recipient of a number of other awards, including the Coretta Scott King Award, for his watercolor illustrations of children's picture books.
What is the meaning of the phrase chapter book.