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Published: Sun, 26 Feb 2017 11:38:19 +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.



The Best Kids' Books About the Tooth Fairy

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April and Esme Tooth Fairies by Bob Graham is an amusing picture book about two young modern-day tooth fairies and their debut flight to pick up a tooth.



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.



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

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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.



10 Facts About Author and Illustrator Patricia...

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



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.



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 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?



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

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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?



Enjoy! 10 Videos About Top Authors and...

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Enjoy these 10 short videos about top authors and illustrators of children's books, including Dr Seuss, Jerry Pinkney, Maurice Sendak and Cynthia Rylant.



Celebrate March Holidays and Events with These...

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My March calendar of children's books has books for Easter, spring, the birthdays of Dr. Seuss, Kate DiCamillo and others, Women's History Month and more.



Celebrate Spring! Picture Books About Gardens,...

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



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.



Easter Picture Books for Your Kids

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These children's Easter picture books, the 12 best I've found, feature stories and illustrations about the Easter Bunny, the Easter Bible story and spring.



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.



13 Novels to Get Your Kids Excited About History

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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...

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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.



All About Dr Seuss, Creator of Green Eggs and...

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Who was Dr. Seuss? Here's a brief biography of the man whose kids' books, including The Cat in the Hat, and Green Eggs and Ham, have become classics.



Popular Books for Teen Boys

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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.



How To Read Aloud to Your Child

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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.



Everything We Love About Dr. Seuss

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



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.



Dramatic Picture Book About Dr. Martin Luther...

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Martin's Big Words by Doreen Rappaport is a picture book about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. filled with his quotations and powerful art by Bryan Collier.



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.



Picture Books to Reassure Your Kids About...

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



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.



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.



All About Cinderella Fairy Tales

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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.



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

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



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

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



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.



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.



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.



A Whopper of a Tall Tale for Kids

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Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs is a picture book that will spark your children's imagination and tickle their funny bones.



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.



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

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



Cynthia Rylant - Award-Winning Author of...

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



All About the Legend of a Steel-Driving Man

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In John Henry, a picture book, author Julius Lester and artist Jerry Pinkney bring African American folk hero John Henry to life.



Harry Potter Book Burning and Other Cases of...

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Little Kids Love Board Books of Mother Goose...

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These board books of Mother Goose rhymes are fun for babies, toddlers and preschools who enjoy both the nursery rhymes and the colorful illustrations.



A Heartwarming Valentine's Day Picture Book

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



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

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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.



Grimm's Fairy Tales and Other Versions

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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.



Our Favorite Books to Teach Kids About Bullying

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



10 Tips for Raising Kids Who Love to Read

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



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

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



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

2017-02-26T11:38:19Z

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

2017-02-26T11:38:19Z

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



A Look at Current Trends in Children's...

2017-02-26T11:38:19Z

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.



Summer Reading Fun with Libraries and...

2017-02-26T11:38:19Z

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.



Should Your Kids Read "The Very Hungry...

2017-02-26T11:38:19Z

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.



These Books Will Thrill Kids Who Love Dinosaurs

2017-02-26T11:38:19Z

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



All About the Author of the Little House Books

2017-02-26T11:38:19Z

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.



Use These Reading Lists for Teens Now and...

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



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.



Alphabet and Rhyming Fun With Chicka Chicka...

2017-02-26T11:38:19Z

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.



Wonderstruck - Middle Grade Novel With Unique...

2017-02-26T11:38:19Z

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.



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

2017-02-26T11:38:19Z

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



Tomie dePaola Has Written and/or Illustrated...

2017-02-26T11:38:19Z

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



The Invention of Hugo Cabret - Unique...

2017-02-26T11:38:19Z

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.



All About the Creator of The Tale of Peter...

2017-02-26T11:38:19Z

Learn all about Beatrix Potter, author and illustrator of The Tale of Peter Rabbit and other classic children's books.



Celebrate Earth Day and Every Day with The Lorax

2017-02-26T11:38:19Z

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.



Teen Girls Love These Fairy Tales with a Twist

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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.



Top 10 Bedtime Board Books

2017-02-26T11:38:19Z

Children's Books - Bedtime board books may be just what you need to encourage your child to go to bed, such as Goodnight Moon and A Child's Good Night Book by Margaret Wise Brown, and Mem Fox's Time for Bed, as well as other delightful children's books for very young children.



Kids' Books Too Good to Limit to Black History...

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These children's books about African American freedom fighters feature black heroes and heroines in the fight for civil rights in the United States.



Is Unwind by Neal Shusterman Appropriate for...

2017-02-26T11:38:19Z

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..



How to Make Your Child Excited to Read

2017-02-26T11:38:19Z

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.



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

2017-02-26T11:38:19Z

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



The Carrot Seed - A Delightful Classic Picture...

2017-02-26T11:38:19Z

The Carrot Seed, children's picture book by Ruth Krauss, with Illustrations by Crockett Johnson, has remained in print since 1945. Read this book review to find out why this book has become a classic.



Not-to-Be-Missed Classic Novels for Teens

2017-02-26T11:38:19Z

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



Who Won the Top Awards for Picture Book...

2017-02-26T11:38:19Z

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.



2016 Calendar of Kids' Books Celebrates...

2017-02-26T11:38:19Z

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



Top 5 Kids' Books About Abraham Lincoln

2017-02-26T11:38:19Z

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.



Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Honors Kids' Books...

2017-02-26T11:38:19Z

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



What's the Best Student Dictionary?

2017-02-26T11:38:19Z

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.



Magic Tree House Merlin Missions - Fun Fantasy...

2017-02-26T11:38:19Z

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.



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

2017-02-26T11:38:19Z

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.



Best Kids' Picture Books About Winter and Snow

2017-02-26T11:38:19Z

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...

2017-02-26T11:38:19Z

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



All About all 25 of the Elephant and Piggie Books

2017-02-26T11:38:19Z

All about the Elephant and Piggie sereis by Mo Willems, award-winning books for beginning readers, coming to an end with the 25th and final book.



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

2017-02-26T11:38:19Z

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.



Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss A Great...

2017-02-26T11:38:19Z

Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss is not only a picture book that kids love, it's also a popular graduation gift, valued for its positive message.



February 2016 Calendar of Kids' Books for...

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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.



The Magic Tree House Series, Books #1-28

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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.



Top Realistc Novels for Middle Grade Readers

2017-02-26T11:38:19Z

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



Award-Winning Kids' Books by and About African...

2017-02-26T11:38:19Z

The 2016 Coretta Scott King Book Awards honor a variety of excellent children's books and young adult books by African American authors and illustrators.



Top Poetry Books For Children by Langston Hughes

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These Langston Hughes poetry books for children are ones I consider the best; they are all illustrated by award-winning artists.



child book children's books Nancy Drew mildred...

2017-02-26T11:38:19Z

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?



Schooled Focuses on Bullying With A Humorous...

2017-02-26T11:38:19Z

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.



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

2017-02-26T11:38:19Z

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.



Kids' Books About the Sinking of the Titanic

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These children's books about the Titanic include nonfiction and one fictional account of the history and sinking of the huge ship in 1912



Chapter Book: The Definition

2017-02-26T11:38:19Z

What is the meaning of the phrase chapter book.



Kids Enjoy Books of Poems for Two or More Voices

2017-02-26T11:38:19Z

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.



The Borrowers by Mary Norton

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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.



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

2017-02-26T11:38:19Z

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.



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

2017-02-26T11:38:19Z

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.



Wimpy Kid and Brother Get into it in Book 2

2017-02-26T11:38:19Z

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.



Oliver Button Is a Sissy - Picture Book About...

2017-02-26T11:38:19Z

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.



Goin' Someplace Special

2017-02-26T11:38:19Z

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.



The Life and Disappearance of Aviator Amelia...

2017-02-26T11:38:19Z

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.