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Published: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:16:15 +0000

 



17 Best Halloween Books for Kids Ages 4 to 8

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

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.



Top 2016 Summer Reading Lists For Kids and Teens

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

These 2016 and current summer reading lists for kids and teens are among the best, with books for kids in elementary, middle and high school.



What's Controversial About the Harry Potter...

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

What is the Harry Potter controversy? The release of each Harry Potter book has been controversial, with challenges and book banning attempts.



What You Should Know About Banning Kids' Books

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

Why is there book censorship and banning of children's books? Who wants to ban books and what are their reasons?



High Interest - Low Reading Level Books for...

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

These reading lists of high interest-low readability (hi-lo) books - are for reluctant readers reading below grade level in grades 2-12.



Picture Books to Reassure Your Kids About...

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

These children's picture books about starting school are among the best in reassuring kids starting preschool, daycare, kindergarten or first grade.



Celebrate Spring! Picture Books About Gardens,...

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

Celebrate the growing season with these children's picture books about gardens and gardening, which include city gardens and country gardens.



Leaf Man, A Favorite Fall Picture Book by Lois...

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert is a great choice if you are looking for excellent children's picture books about fall, with terrific illustrations.



10 Popular Books for Teen Boys

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

Learn about top teen books for boys from this list of popular teen books for teen boys.



Top 10 Narrative Nonfiction Books for Kids in...

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

Here are some of the best narrative nonfiction books for middle graders, including cover art and a brief summary of 10 recommended informational books.



Wonder, An Extraordinary Middle Grade Novel,...

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

Wonder by R.J. Palacio is an excellent novel about bullying, appearance and acceptance for ages 9-12. I also recommend the companion book Auggie & Me.



10 Facts About Author and Illustrator Patricia...

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

Learn all about children's book author and illustrator Patricia Polacco: her life, her work and her picture books.



Banning, Burning and Censorship of Kids' Books

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

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.



Children's Cookbooks That Make Learning to Cook...

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

A good cookbook for kids can make learning to cook fun while giving your children a head start in making a variety of dishes.



October 2015 Calendar of Kids' Books for Fall,...

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

My October 2016 Calendar of Children's Books includes kids' books related to this month's events, including Bullying Prevention Month and Halloween.



13 Novels to Get Your Kids Excited About History

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

These excellent award-winning books of historical fiction for middle grade readers cover the 1770s to the 1970s.



Are "The Hunger Games" Books Right for Your...

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

The Hunger Games book review covers the first book in the dystopian trilogy by Suzanne Collins, recommended for teens, two dark for younger kids.



September Calendar of Kids' Books for This...

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

My September 2016 calendar of kids' books includes books related to this month's events, including Library Card Sign-up Month and Banned Books Week.



What is a Picture Book? How Do You Define It?...

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

How do you define picture book? Check here for a definition, examples and some of the common categories of children's picture books.



Children's Books That Comfort Kids When a Pet...

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

When a pet dies, these children's picture books about the death of a pet can be a comfort. These kids' books are for children between the ages of 3 and 12.



Where the Wild Things Are: Is This Picture Book...

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

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.



The Triangle Fire and its Legacy, Nonfiction...

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

Learn all about Flesh and Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and its Legacy, an award-winning nonfiction book by Albert Marrin, in this book review.



Best Editions of The Hobbit for Kids and Families

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien is a classic fantasy novel and here are editions that children 9 and older and teens will find particularly appealing.



Not Just for Latino Books Month: Good Books for...

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

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.



All About Banned Books Week 2016

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

Get current Banned Books Week information, including when it's held, who sponsors it, what the goals of BBW are and available resources.



Firetalking by Patricia Polacco

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

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.



Wonderstruck - Middle Grade Novel With Unique...

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

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.



Author & Illustrator Maurice Sendak of...

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

Maurice Sendak's children's picture books, including Where the Wild Things Are, have had a major impact on children's literature.



Kids Love Children's Cookbooks Based on Their...

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

These kids' cookbooks based on favorite children's books will inspire kids to make green eggs and ham, Little House and Winnie-the-Pooh treats & more.



Who Won the Top Awards for Picture Book...

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

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.



Harriet the Spy, A Controversial But Popular...

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh is a classic children's book, a middle grade novel and the subject of both awards and controversy.



2016 Calendar of Kids' Books Celebrates...

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

My 2016 Calendar of Children's Books provides information and links to each month's calendar of kids' books for related holidays and events.



Summer Reading Fun with Libraries and...

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

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.



The New Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book and All the...

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

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



Walter Dean Myers on Censorship

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

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.



The Hunger Games Series - Are the Books OK for...

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

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.



Our Favorite Books to Teach Kids About Bullying

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

These recommended books about bullies and bullying include children's books for middle grade and middle school readers and young adult books for teens.



Cynthia Rylant - Award-Winning Author of...

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

Cynthia Rylant is an award winning author of children's books, several of which celebrate her roots in Appalachia.



What's the Best Student Dictionary?

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

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.



Teen Girls Love These Fairy Tales with a Twist

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

Here is a teen books list of modern fairy tales about girls, some for younger kids 12 to 14, others are young adult books for teenagers up to age 18.



Celebrate Earth Day and Every Day with The Lorax

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

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.



Alphabet and Rhyming Fun With Chicka Chicka...

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is an amusing alphabet picture book for your children, from babies to six-year-olds, an excellent read aloud and concept book.



These Books Will Thrill Kids Who Love Dinosaurs

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

Good children's books about dinosaurs include a 3D nonfiction book, reference books, picture books and beginning readers.



Librarians Pick Interesting Books for Boys

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

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.



Schooled Focuses on Bullying With A Humorous...

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

Schooled, a humorous middle grade novel by Gordon Korman, makes good points about bullying in this school story about the impact of one peace-loving boy.



Kids' Books that Celebrate the US, July 4th...

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

These children's books celebrate the United State of America, the Fourth of July, America the Beautiful, the Constitution and more.



Read The Giver Before Seeing the Movie - Book...

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

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.



Top 7 Kids' Books about Elections, Politics and...

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

Here are are children's books that teach children about voting, elections - local, state, and presidential - and the political process. These kids' books include both fiction and nonfiction.



5 Terrific Children's Picture Books About Fall

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

If you are looking for children's picture books about fall, I recommend these kids' books, as well as one poetry book for children.



Top 3 Guide Picks - Top Three Children's...

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

Learn about three recommended children's dictionaries for upper elementary and middle school students



10 Tips for Raising Kids Who Love to Read

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

This article about raising a reader is for parents eager for tips on raising children to love reading and books.



Kids' Books that Make Great Graduation Gifts

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

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.



Spotlight on Neal Shusterman

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

Refer to this author spotlight to learn more about teen book author Neal Shusterman and his young adult books (YA books).



Best Kids' Picture Books About Winter and Snow

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

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.



The Latest on Book Censorship, Frequently...

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

My Book Censorship and Banned Books Report focuses on frequently challenged books in the 21st century, particularly children's and teen books.



Everything We Love About Dr. Seuss

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

The All About Dr. Seuss directory contains links to all of my Seuss content, from book reviews to his bio.



How Does a Newberry Medal Winner Get Her Story...

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

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.



Monster by Walter Dean Myers - A Dramatic Novel...

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

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.



Is Unwind by Neal Shusterman Appropriate for...

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

Unwind by Neal Shusterman is a dystopian thriller for teens. Read this review of the young adult novel to learn more about the serious subjects it covers..



Should Your Kids Read "The Very Hungry...

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

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.



Goin' Someplace Special

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

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.



Harry Potter Book Burning and Other Cases of...

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

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Kids' Book About Creating Picture Books

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

The Scraps Books is an account by collage artist and author of the joy she finds in illustrating and writing children's picture books and how she approaches their creation.



The Twilight Series - For What Age Is It...

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

Check out these comments from parents, teachers, and librarians about the Twilight series and the age appropriate for the series.



Wimpy Kid and Brother Get into it in Book 2

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

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.



Kids Love Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy...

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons is a delightful picture book featuring the mellow blue cat who stays positive even when things go wrong.



Steampunk Books for Teens

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

This annotated lit of recommended steampunk books for teens includes ten steampunk novels for teens.



Loot - Middle Grade Mystery and Thriller Fiction

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

Loot: How to Steal a Fortune is fun reading for middle grade kids who enjoy adventure with a twist, endearing young protagonists and a good story.



The Spiderwick Chronicles

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

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.



Lois Lowry - All About the Author of The Giver

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

Author Lois Lowry received a Newbery Medal for two of her books: Number the Stars and The Giver.



10 Great Books for a Teen Boy's Summer Reading...

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

Check out this summer reading list for teen boys, with books featuring mystery, zombies, spies, dystopian worlds and more.



Teen Book Review: Shooter by Walter Dean Myers

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

Here is a review of the book Shooter by Walter Dean Myers that delivers a powerful message about bullying.



All About Cinderella Fairy Tales

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

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.



The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn - Book Review

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn is not just a comforting picture book about starting school; it is a comforting book for any child in need of reassurance due to change or tragedy.



Room on the Broom - Fun Kids' Book to Read...

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

Room on the Broom, the delightful picture book by Julia Donaldson, with illustrations by Alex Scheffler, is an excellent read aloud, just like their rhyming book The Gruffalo and is particularly fun for Halloween story times.



The John Newbery Medal for Young People's...

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

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 Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

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.



Poetry Books to Capture Your Child's Imagination

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

These children's poetry books include traditional poems, concrete poetry, nature poetry, humor and more, as well as books for kids about writing poems.



Speak by Laurie Hale Anderson - Book Review

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

Read this young adult book review on Speak, an award winning and frequently challenged book by Laurie Halse Anderson.



All About Anne of Green Gables

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery is a classic children's book, beloved by millions of children. Find out why.



The Life and Disappearance of Aviator Amelia...

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart by Candace Fleming is the dramatic true story of the famous pilot for middle grade readers.



Grimm's Fairy Tales and Other Versions

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

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.



A Classic Tale of a Boy and a Dog

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

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.



Magic Tree House Merlin Missions - Fun Fantasy...

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

The Magic Tree House books subtitled A Merlin Mission (books #29 and up in the series) are more advanced than Books #1-28 but also enormously popular.



How To Read Aloud to Your Child

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

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.



Percy Jackson and the Olympians - Popular Book...

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

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.



Kids Who Love Facts Love the Magic Tree House...

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

There's a Magic Tree House Fact Tracker nonfiction companion book for many of the books in the Magic Tree House fiction series for young readers.



All About the Author of the Little House Books

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

Learn interesting facts about the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the Little House books about her life as as a pioneer girl starting in the 1870s.



Teen Book Review: Fallen Angels by Walter Dean...

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers is a young adult book about a soldier's view of the Vietnam War.



DIary of a Wimpy KId Full of Fun and Cartoons

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

Kids love Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney because of its humorous look at middle school and home life and its format, combining words and cartoons.



The Gruffalo - A Terrific KIds' Picture Book to...

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

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.



Top Realistc Novels for Middle Grade Readers

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

These books of realistic fiction deal with a variety of issues important to middle grade readers, including family and school problems.



Classic Adventure Story Inspires Young Readers

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George is an award-winning adventure story about a 12 year old boy who runs away to live on his own in the woods.



Preschoolers Love These Halloween Board Books

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

These Halloween board books will appeal to toddlers and preschoolers. They are colorful and fun, not frightening, kids' books.



What's a Dystopian Novel?

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

Frequently asked questions about dystopian novels for teens. These novels portray a dark and grim world where citizens are oppressed by the government.



Teens Love These Contemporary Biographies,...

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

These contemporary biographies, autobiographies and memoirs will appeal to teens who enjoy nonfiction and reading about life and people today.



Funny Boys in Funny Books for Fans of Diary of...

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

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.



Tornadoes: Recommended Nonfiction Kids' Books

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

If you are looking for books about tornadoes for your children, here are some of the best nonfiction kids' books I've found.



Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Honors Kids' Books...

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

The Theodor Seuss Geisel Award is an annual award that recognizes excellence in beginning reader books.



Kids Picture Book Provides Slightly Scary Fall...

2016-09-28T11:16:15Z

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything is an entertaining Halloween picture book that can also be used as a beginning reader book.