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Published: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 11:15:40 +0000

 



Top 2016 Summer Reading Lists For Kids and Teens

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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.



These Hanukkah Books for Kids Provide Facts,...

2017-01-22T11:15:40Z

The Hanukkah books for kids that I recommend include picture books, a chapter book, an anthology, a book of history, humorous tales, poetry and more.



Best Kids' Picture Books About Winter and Snow

2017-01-22T11:15:40Z

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.



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

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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.



Popular Books for Teen Boys

2017-01-22T11:15:40Z

Getting teen boys interested in books can be a challenge for parents. Learn about good books from this list of popular teen books for teen boys.



The Best, Not the Worst, Christmas Pageant Ever...

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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever is an entertaining chapter book that uses humor and the worst kids in town to make a point about the meaning of Christmas.



What's Controversial About the Harry Potter...

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



Kids' Christmas Books About the Birth of Jesus

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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.






What You Should Know About Banning Kids' Books

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



Excellent Kids' Book of Dr King's Words, Kadir...

2017-01-22T11:15:40Z

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.



High Interest - Low Reading Level Books for...

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



10 Facts About Author and Illustrator Patricia...

2017-01-22T11:15:40Z

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



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

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






Best Editions of The Hobbit for Kids and Families

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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.



Fabulous Christmas Pop-Up Books for Kids and...

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These Christmas pop-up books by Jan Pietnkowski and Robert Sabuda are more than just children's books. They're great books for adults and kids to enjoy.



Wonder, An Extraordinary Middle Grade Novel,...

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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.



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

2017-01-22T11:15:40Z

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



Picture Books to Reassure Your Kids About...

2017-01-22T11:15:40Z

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



13 Novels to Get Your Kids Excited About History

2017-01-22T11:15:40Z

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



Children's Poetry Books About Winter

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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.



Kids' Books that Make Great Graduation Gifts

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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.



Librarians Pick Interesting Books for Boys

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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.



Top 10 Narrative Nonfiction Books for Kids in...

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



Best Christmas Picture Books for Kids

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Here are 10 recommended Christmas picture books for children by such popular authors and illustrators as Chris Van Allsburg, Jan Brett, and Tomie dePaola.



What's the Best Student Dictionary?

2017-01-22T11:15:40Z

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.



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

2017-01-22T11:15:40Z

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



How To Read Aloud to Your Child

2017-01-22T11:15:40Z

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.



Banning, Burning and Censorship of Kids' Books

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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.



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

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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...

2017-01-22T11:15:40Z

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.



The Polar Express A Classic Christmas Story For...

2017-01-22T11:15:40Z

The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg is an award-winning classic Christmas picture book, one that makes an excellent family read aloud.



Kids Love the Green Eggs and Ham Cookbook...

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If you are looking for a family gift, I recommend the Green Eggs and Ham Cookbook, with tasty recipes inspired by children's books by Dr. Seuss.



Teen Girls Love These Fairy Tales with a Twist

2017-01-22T11:15:40Z

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.



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

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



Celebrate Spring! Picture Books About Gardens,...

2017-01-22T11:15:40Z

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



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

2017-01-22T11:15:40Z

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

2017-01-22T11:15:40Z

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



Who Won the Top Awards for Picture Book...

2017-01-22T11:15:40Z

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.



Wonderstruck - Middle Grade Novel With Unique...

2017-01-22T11:15:40Z

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.



Best Kids' Books for Valentine's Day Celebrate...

2017-01-22T11:15:40Z

These children's Valentine's Day picture books, pop-up books and easy readers celebrate love, family, friendship, kindness and sharing.



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

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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.



A Great Gift: Illustrated Books of Christmas...

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A Christmas Carol, the Night Before Christmas, the story of the Grinch, and The Polar Express are all among the classic Christmas books I recommend.



The Spiderwick Chronicles

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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.



January 2016 Calendar of Kids' Books for...

2017-01-22T11:15:40Z

The January 2016 Calendar of Kids' Books includes books for winter, Martin Luther King Day, the 100th day of school, author and illustrator birthdays.



Author & Illustrator Maurice Sendak of...

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



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

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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.



Millions Love This Classic Christmas Picture Book

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The Littlest Angel, a poignant children's Christmas picture book by Charles Tazewell, was first published in 1946 and is now a classic.



Here's Why Your Child Should Read The Lightning...

2017-01-22T11:15:40Z

The Lightning Thief by Percy Jackson, part of the Percy Jackson and Olympians series, is a fun and educational read for middle school-age children.



Your Kids Will Love These Christmas Picture Books

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Christmas picture books kids will love including kids' books about the Nativity, about Santa Claus and about family holiday preparations and celebrations.



Ten Year Old's Life Upended in Kids' Novel...

2017-01-22T11:15:40Z

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.



Celebrate Kwanzaa With Kids' Books

2017-01-22T11:15:40Z

Whether you want to learn about Kwanzaa, celebrate Kwanzaa or boht, I recommend these children's books, which include both fiction and nonfiction.



December 2016 Calendar of Children's Books for...

2017-01-22T11:15:40Z

My December 2016 Calendar of Children's Books includes kids' books about Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa, winter and more.



Teen Book Review: Burned

2017-01-22T11:15:40Z

Here is a review of the teen book Burned by popular author Ellen Hopkins, a novel in verse.



Not-to-Be-Missed Classic Novels for Teens

2017-01-22T11:15:40Z

Here are 10 of the best classic novels for teens that are often taught in American high schools.



17 Great Halloween Books for Kids Ages 4 to 8

2017-01-22T11:15:40Z

Looking for children's Halloween books that will entertain younger kids? Here are 17 Halloween children's books that your children will enjoy.



Poetry Books to Capture Your Child's Imagination

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



These Books Will Thrill Kids Who Love Dinosaurs

2017-01-22T11:15:40Z

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



Cynthia Rylant - Award-Winning Author of...

2017-01-22T11:15:40Z

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



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

2017-01-22T11:15:40Z

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



Schooled Focuses on Bullying With A Humorous...

2017-01-22T11:15:40Z

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.



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

2017-01-22T11:15:40Z

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.



Summer Reading Fun with Libraries and...

2017-01-22T11:15:40Z

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.



Wimpy Kid and Brother Get into it in Book 2

2017-01-22T11:15:40Z

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.



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

2017-01-22T11:15:40Z

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?



Alphabet and Rhyming Fun With Chicka Chicka...

2017-01-22T11:15:40Z

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.



Teens Love These Contemporary Biographies,...

2017-01-22T11:15:40Z

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



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

2017-01-22T11:15:40Z

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



Percy Jackson and the Olympians - Popular Book...

2017-01-22T11:15:40Z

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.



Grimm's Fairy Tales and Other Versions

2017-01-22T11:15:40Z

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.



Speak by Laurie Hale Anderson - Book Review

2017-01-22T11:15:40Z

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



The Life and Disappearance of Aviator Amelia...

2017-01-22T11:15:40Z

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.



Tornadoes: Recommended Nonfiction Kids' Books

2017-01-22T11:15:40Z

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



2016 Calendar of Kids' Books Celebrates...

2017-01-22T11:15:40Z

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






Use These Reading Lists for Teens Now and...

2017-01-22T11:15:40Z

These reading lists for teens include classic novels, fantasy, books for teen boys, books for teen girls, audio books and books for reluctant readers.



10 Best Dr. Seuss Books for Reading Beginners...

2017-01-22T11:15:40Z

These 10 children's books by Dr. Seuss include picture books and books for beginning readers, starting with The Cat in the Hat.



A Heartwarming Valentine's Day Picture Book

2017-01-22T11:15:40Z

Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, a children's Valentine's Day picture book by Eileen Spinelli, powerfully illustrates the power of love and friendship.



Easter Picture Books for Your Kids

2017-01-22T11:15:40Z

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.



Loot - Middle Grade Mystery and Thriller Fiction

2017-01-22T11:15:40Z

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.






All About Cinderella Fairy Tales

2017-01-22T11:15:40Z

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.



Harriet the Spy, A Controversial But Popular...

2017-01-22T11:15:40Z

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



Top Realistc Novels for Middle Grade Readers

2017-01-22T11:15:40Z

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



Teen Book Review: Shooter by Walter Dean Myers

2017-01-22T11:15:40Z

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



All About Banned Books Week 2016

2017-01-22T11:15:40Z

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



Celebrate Earth Day and Every Day with The Lorax

2017-01-22T11:15:40Z

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.



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

2017-01-22T11:15:40Z

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.



Harry Potter Book Burning and Other Cases of...

2017-01-22T11:15:40Z

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

2017-01-22T11:15:40Z

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.



What's the Connection Between Theodor Geisel,...

2017-01-22T11:15:40Z

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?



Tomie dePaola Has Written and/or Illustrated...

2017-01-22T11:15:40Z

Tomie dePaola has illustrated or written and illustrated several hundred kids' books - folktales, nursery rhymes and books about his childhood.



Books for Reluctant Teen Readers

2017-01-22T11:15:40Z

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.



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

2017-01-22T11:15:40Z

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.



Dog Days for the Wimpy Kid

2017-01-22T11:15:40Z

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.



Top 5 Kids' Books About Abraham Lincoln

2017-01-22T11:15:40Z

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.



Irish Folktales and Fairy Tales Will Delight...

2017-01-22T11:15:40Z

These children's books of Irish folktales and fairy tales are for St. Patrick's Day and any other day you're looking for kids' books of tales from Ireland.