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Children's Books: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
Best Kids' Books for Valentine's Day Celebrate...
These children's Valentine's Day picture books, pop-up books and easy readers celebrate love, family, friendship, kindness and sharing.
Mother Goose Rhymes For Fun and Learning
Learn all about Mother Goose rhymes, their value for children, and recommended children's books of nursery rhymes.
Little Kids Love Board Books of Mother Goose...
I recommend these board books of Mother Goose rhymes for young children for their nursery rhymes, colorful illustrations and sturdy construction.
Top 2015 Summer Reading Lists For Kids and Teens
These 2015 summer reading lists for kids and teens are among the best. You'll find books for kids in elementary school, middle school, and high school.
Kids Love Books of Mother Goose Rhymes and...
Here are children's books filled with colorful illustrations Mother Goose rhymes and other nursery rhymes and fun for little ones. If you have a small child, be sure to share some of these books with them.
High Interest - Low Reading Level Books for...
These reading lists of high interest-low readability (hi-lo) books - are for reluctant readers reading below grade level in grades 2-12.
What's the Controversy Surrounding the Harry...
What is the Harry Potter controversy? With the release of each Harry Potter book for children has come controversy, challenges and book banning attempts.
Preschoolers Love These Halloween Board Books
These Halloween board books will appeal to toddlers and preschoolers. They are colorful and fun, not frightening, kids' books.
Best Easter Board Books for Little Ones
These children’s Easter board books are designed to introduce the Easter to young children. Two- to four-year-olds will enjoy these board books about Easter.
Top 5 Classic Board Books for Little Ones
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.
February 2016 Calendar of Kids' Books for...
My February Calendar of Children's Books includes books related to this month's holidays and events like Black History Month and Valentine's Day.
10 Popular Books for Teen Boys
Learn about top teen books for boys from this list of popular teen books for teen boys.
The 15 Best Picture Books for Kids Starting...
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.
Wonder - An Extraordinary Middle Grade Novel
Wonder by R.J. Palacio is an excellent novel for ages 9-12. The book addresses such issues as identity, appearance, acceptance and bullying.
Celebrate Chinese New Year With These Kids' Books
These children's picture books about Chinese New Year, fiction and nonfiction, provide a colorful look at symbols, preparations and celebrations.
Are "The Hunger Games" Books Right for Your...
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.
The New Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book and All the...
Learn all about the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney, including the latest book Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School, Book 10
14 Novels to Get Your Child Excited About History
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).
What is a Picture Book? How Do You Define It?...
How do you define picture book? Check here for a definition, examples and some of the common categories of children's picture books.
Celebrate the 100th Day of School with Kids'...
These entertaining picture books about the 100th day of school and the first 100 days of school include Miss Bindergarten Celebrates the 100th Day.
Where the Wild Things Are: Is This Picture Book...
Where the Wild Things Are, the book by Maurice Sendak, is not only a Caldecott Medal winner, it has also had a lasting impact on children's literature.
Little Kids Love These Valentine's Day Board...
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.
Read Children's Books Online - For Free!
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.
What You Should Know About Banning Kids' Books
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?
Best Kids' Picture Books About Winter and Snow
Share these picture books about winter and snow, including Owl Moon and The Snowy Day, to cool off in the summer and celebrate the season in winter.
A Heartwarming Valentine's Day Picture Book
Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, a children's Valentine's Day picture book by Eileen Spinelli, powerfully illustrates the power of love and friendship.
All About Author and Illustrator Patricia Polacco
Learn all about children's book author and illustrator Patricia Polacco: her life, her work and her picture books.
17 Best Halloween Books for Kids Ages 4 to 8
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.
Best Kids' Picture Books About Gardens and...
Celebrate the growing season with these children's picture books about gardens and gardening, which include city gardens and country gardens.
Librarians Pick Interesting Books for Boys
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.
Sweet Valentine's Day Picture Book
Snowy Valentine - Children's Picture Book
Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor is a stirring middle grade novel, written by Mildred D. Taylor, about a black family in the South during the Depression. Read the book review to learn about the author, the book and read a summary of the plot.
Who Won the Top Awards for Picture Book...
Learn all about the Randolph Caldecott Medal and the winners of the most prestigious award in the U.S. that an artist can receive for illustration of children's picture books.
Wimpy Kid and Brother Get into it in Book 2
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, Book 2 in the series by Jeff Kinney, is a funny middle grade book that focuses on the Wimpy Kid and his brother.
All About Cinderella Fairy Tales
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.
Top 10 Children's Books About Dinosaurs
There are all kinds of children's books about dinosaurs available, including dinosaur picture books and beginning readers. Here are ten favorites.
Top 10 Narrative Nonfiction Books for Kids in...
Here are some of the best narrative nonfiction books for middle graders, including cover art and a brief summary of 10 recommended informational books.
10 Children's Books That Teach About the Death...
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.
13 Best Poetry Books for Kids Aged 12 and Up
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.
10 Facts About Laura Ingalls Wilder
Find out about the life and Little House books of author Laura Ingalls Wilder when you read this 10 Facts article.
Children's Cookbooks That Make Learning to Cook...
A good cookbook for kids can make learning to cook fun while giving your children a head start in making a variety of dishes.
Should Your Kids Read "The Very Hungry...
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.
Teen Girls Love These Fairy Tale Retellings...
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 John Newbery Medal for Young People's...
Who won the John Newbery Medal and Newbery Honor Books, awards for authors of children's books, and what exactly is the Newbery all about?
The Magic Tree House Series, Books #1-28
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.
10 Tips for Raising Kids Who Love to Read
This article about raising a reader is for parents eager for tips on raising children to love reading and books.
Read The Giver Before Seeing the Movie - Book...
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 Spiderwick Chronicles
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.
Tomie dePaola Has Written and/or Illustrated...
Tomie dePaola has illustrated or written and illustrated several hundred kids' books - folktales, nursery rhymes and books about his childhood.
Grimm's Fairy Tales and Other Versions
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.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Middle school students love Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney because of its humorous look at middle school and home life.
Teens Love These Contemporary Biographies,...
These contemporary biographies, autobiographies and memoirs will appeal to teens who enjoy nonfiction and reading about life and people today.
Maurice Sendak, Creator of Where the Wild...
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.
My People by Langston Hughes in Beautiful...
My People by Langston Hughes is accompanied by stunning photographs by Charles R. Smith, Jr. in this beautiful children's poetry book.
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
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.
Kids' Books Too Good to Limit to Black History...
These children's books about African American freedom fighters feature black heroes and heroines in the fight for civil rights in the United States.
Teen Book Review: Shooter by Walter Dean Myers
Here is a review of the book Shooter by Walter Dean Myers that delivers a powerful message about bullying.
10 Best Dr. Seuss Books for Reading Beginners...
These 10 children's books by Dr. Seuss include picture books and books for beginning readers, starting with The Cat in the Hat.
What's the Connection Between Theodor Geisel,...
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?
2016 Calendar of Kids' Books Celebrates...
My 2016 Calendar of Children's Books provides information and links to each month's calendar of kids' books for related holidays and events.
The Magic Tree House Series, Books #29 and Up
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.
How To Read Aloud to Your Child
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.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
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.
All About the Legend of a Steel-Driving Man
In John Henry, a picture book, author Julius Lester and artist Jerry Pinkney bring African American folk hero John Henry to life.
Irish Folktales and Fairy Tales Your Kids Will...
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.
Kids Enjoy Books of Poems for Two or More Voices
Poems for two voices or more can help children learn to enjoy the spoken word and gain fluency in reading aloud. Here are some recommended poetry books.
6 Best Editions of The Hobbit for Kids and...
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.
A Look at Current Trends in Children's...
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.
January 2016 Calendar of Kids' Books for...
The January 2016 Calendar of Kids' Books includes books for winter, Martin Luther King Day, the 100th day of school, author and illustrator birthdays.
The Twilight Series - For What Age Is It...
Check out these comments from parents, teachers, and librarians about the Twilight series and the age appropriate for the series.
Very Fairy Princess Valentine's Day Picture Book
The Very Fairy Princess Follows Her Heart is one of a series of picture books by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton, with this one about a Valentine's Day celebration.
Top 3 Guide Picks - Top Three Children's...
Learn about three recommended children's dictionaries for upper elementary and middle school students
Not Just for Latino Books Month: Good Books for...
During Latino Books Month and National Hispanic Heritage Month, share these books for kids and teens, but don't stop there. Share them year-round.
Celebrate Earth Day and Every Day with The Lorax
Celebrate Earth Day and every day with The Lorax by Dr. Seuss. This picture book about what happens to the environment when greed takes over is a classic.
12 Best Easter Picture Books for Your Kids
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.
Save Money at Your Public Library Starting Now
Every month is Library Lovers' Month when you save money at your public library by checking out books, movies and more and enjoying free programs.
Banning, Burning and Censorship of Kids' Books
Learn all about book banning and censorship of children's books and books for teens. Find out what you need to know about the process and the people and the books involved.
101 Great Science Experiments - A Kids' Book...
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.
How Does a Newberry Medal Winner Get Her Story...
Author Kate DiCamillo has won numerous awards for her children's books, including a Newbery Medal and Newbery honors and being named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature in 2014.
Classic Novels for Teens
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.
Dog Days for the Wimpy Kid
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days is book 4 in the popular humorous series featuring author and illustrator Jeff Kinney's words and cartoons.
Lois Lowry - All About the Author of The Giver
Author Lois Lowry received a Newbery Medal for two of her books: Number the Stars and The Giver.
Kids' Books that Make Great Graduation Gifts
For a unique graduation gift, I like these kids' books, from Dr. Seuss to Pete the Cat, for their illustrations, entertainment value, wit, and wisdom.
The Hunger Games Series - Are the Books OK for...
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.
Why Your Child Should Read Stargirl by Jerry...
In his book Stargirl, author Jerry Spinelli provides a good story and a lot of food for thought about bullying and peer pressure in this middle school classic.
Heart and Soul
Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans by Kadir Nelson is a fascinating, and beautifully illustrated, children's history book.
Ezra Jack Keats - Pioneer in Kids' Books...
Author and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats is known for his children's picture books, particularly The Snowy Day, for which he received a Caldecott Medal.
All About the Creator of The Tale of Peter...
Learn all about Beatrix Potter, author and illustrator of The Tale of Peter Rabbit and other classic children's books.
Spotlight on the Magic Tree House Fact Tracker...
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.
Terrific Pop-Up Edition of Guess How Much I...
The Pop-Up Edition of Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney, with illustrations by Anita Jeram, is terrific, with spot-on paper engineering by Corina Fletcher. It's a children's book that will appeal to ages 3-5, as well as adults.
Goin' Someplace Special
Goin' Someplace Special, is a poignant picture book about a young African American girl, by Patricia C. McKissack, with illustrations by Jerry Pinkney, that is set in the 1950s South during the Jim Crow era and celebrate that special place, the library.
Excellent Kids' Book of Dr King's Words, Kadir...
I Have A Dream is a picture book with parts of the famous speech by Martin Luther King Jr illustrated with dramatic paintings by Kadir Nelson and a CD.
Oliver Button Is a Sissy - Picture Book About...
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.
Top 5 Kids' Books About Abraham Lincoln
If you are looking for good children's books about Abraham Lincoln, I have some biographies to recommend, including Lincoln Shot: A President Remembered, Abe's Honest Words: The Life of Abraham Lincoln, and three other top picks.
March 2016 Calendar of Kids' Books for Holidays...
My March 2016 calendar of kids' books has books for Easter, the birthdays of Dr. Seuss and Kate DiCamillo, Women's History Month and more.
Harriet the Spy - Controversial but Enduring
Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh is a classic children's book, a middle grade novel and the subject of both awards and controversy.
Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
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.
10 Great Books for a Teen Boy's Summer Reading...
Check out this summer reading list for teen boys. Refer to this summer reading list for the best books for teenage boys.
Who Is Mem Fox?
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.
Kids' Christmas Books About the Birth of Jesus
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.
Ten Year Old's Life Upended in Kids' Novel...
Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere is the dramatic tale of the impact of Hurricane Katrina on a girl and her family in the Ninth Ward, New Orleans.
What's a Dystopian Novel?
Frequently asked questions about dystopian novels for teens. These novels portray a dark and grim world where citizens are oppressed by the government.
The Gruffalo - A Terrific KIds' Picture Book to...
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.
Gordon Korman's Schooled: How One Kid Overcomes...
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.
A Terrific Picture Book Biography of E.E....
Enormous Smallness is an excellent picture book biography of poet E.E. Cummings by poet Matthew Burgess, with illustrations by Kris Di Giacomo.
Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors? - Picture Book...
Who Says Women Can Be Doctors? is the intriguing picture book biography of Elizabeth Blackwell, the first female doctor in America.
Harry Potter Book Burning and Other Cases of...
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Summer Reading Fun
Learn about public library summer reading programs for children, as well as recommended summer reading lists of children's books for your child, from series, read alouds, and chapter books to age and grade level reading booklsts. Find out how reading children's books aloud to your child can also help the child who is a beginning reader or a middle reader maintain or improve reading skills.
Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary
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.
2016 Awards for Latino Authors and Illustrators...
The 2016 Pura Belpre Awards honor Latino and Latina authors and illustrators of children's books published in 2015 that honor the Latino experience.
Little Golden Books Favorites for Generations
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.
Cynthia Rylant - Award-Winning Author of...
Cynthia Rylant is an award winning author of children's books, several of which celebrate her roots in Appalachia.
A Dog Called Homeless Kids' Book About Dealing...
A Dog Called Homeless is a sweet book that deals with the death of a parent and the grief that follows in this story of a young girl and her father after her mother's death.
Kiss Good Night
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.
Books for Reluctant Teen Readers
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.
My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
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.
Learning to Be a Bully Buster, Not a Bully Magnet
Jake Drake Bully Buster by Andrew Clements is a chapter book about how a second grader learns to cope with bullying and to get along with a bully.
How to Connect Kids and Authors for a Skype...
Plan an author visit using Skype. Skype technology allows schools, libraries and book clubs to connect authors and readers.
The House in the Night - Caldecott Medal...
The House in the Night, a good bedtime picture book, was written by Susan Marie Swanson and illustrated by Beth Krommes, who was honored for her illustrations for the book with the Randolph Caldecott Medal.
All the Newbery Medal Winners for Great Kids'...
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.
Dragon's Gate Golden Mountain Chronicles
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.
How To Contact a Children's Books Author
Here are the steps you need to take to find contact information, email or U.S. mail, for authors and illustrators of children's books whether or not the children's books authors and illustrators have Web sites.
How to Make Your Child Excited to Read
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.
The Borrowers by Mary Norton
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.
Wonderstruck - Middle Grade Novel With Unique...
Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick, like The Invention of Hugo Cabret for which Brian Selznick won the Randolph Caldecott Medal, combines words and illustrations in a dramatic work of children's fiction for middle grade readers.
Patricia Polacco's Autobiography
Firetalking by Patricia Polacco is the brief and interesting autobiography for children by the talented author and illustrator of numerous popular children's picture books.
The Three Snow Bears by Jan Brett - Not the...
The Three Snow Bears by Jan Brett is an entertaining retelling of Goldilocks and the Three Bears set in an Inuit village in the Arctic.
The Hundred Dresses
The Hundred Dresses is an award-winning short novel by Eleanor Estes for younger middle grade readers that effectively addresses bullies and bullying.
Firefly July - Seasonal Lavishly Illustrated...
Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems is a terrific collection of seasonal poetry for children compiled by Paul B. Janeczko and illustrated by Melissa. Sweet.
What's the Best Student Dictionary?
The American Heritage Student Dictionary is the best book for students 11 to 16 while Webster's New World Student's Dictionary suffers by comparison.
Kids' Books that Celebrate the US, July 4th...
These children's books celebrate the United State of America, the Fourth of July, America the Beautiful, the Constitution and more.
Groundhog Day
Groundhog Day is a children's informational picture book about Groundhog Day. This 24-page nonfiction children's book provides a fascinating look at its origins and celebration.
Latest Report on Banned Books, Particularly...
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.
A Whopper of a Tall Tale for Kids
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs is a picture book that will spark your children's imagination and tickle their funny bones.
Maine Caldecott Winners by Robert McCloskey
The Caldecott award-winning children's picture books by author and illustrator Robert McCloskey that are set in Maine are wonderful. Read about his three Maine Caldecott winners.
What Exactly is a Graphic Novel?
Definitions of graphic novels differ somewhat as these examples show. Many more children's books are being published as graphic novels.
Walter Dean Myers on Censorship
Learn about acclaimed author Walter Dean Myers and his views on censorship. Learn about some of his most challenged books for teens: Fallen Angels, Hoops, and Monster.
Monster by Walter Dean Myers - A Dramatic Novel...
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.
Audio Books for Teens
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.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians - Popular Book...
Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan is a popular series about a middle school student who learns he's the son of the Greek god Poseidon.
Children's Poetry Books About Winter
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.
Artist Jerry Pinkney and His Children's Picture...
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.
Winter Short Story Collections for Children
These children's books are collections of short stories about winter and more. For example, The Winter Book, an anthology, contains short stories, essays about winter holidays, artwork, and music.
Everything We Love About Dr. Seuss
The All About Dr. Seuss directory contains links to all of my Seuss content, from book reviews to his bio.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw
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.
Tsunami!
Tsunami! by Kimiko Kajikawa, with illustrations by Ed Young, is a children's picture book about a village threatened by a tsunami and saved by the sacrifice of one man.
Words With Wings Children's Book of African-Ame...
Words with Wings: A Treasury of African-American Poetry and Art is an extraordinary collection of 20 poems and 20 paintings by black poets and artists, including Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, Gwendolyn Brooks, Horace Pippin, Romare Bearden and Jacob Lawrence.
Teen Book Review: Fallen Angels by Walter Dean...
Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers is a young adult book about a soldier's view of the Vietnam War.
Author Walter Dean Myers - His Life and Books...
Here is a biography of Walter Dean Myers, the award-winning author of young adult books who wrote numerous books for teens about African American youth, as well as picture books and children's poetry books..
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda
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.

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