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Published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 11:20:49 +0000

 



Best Kids' Picture Books About Winter and Snow

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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.



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.



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.



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.



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?



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.



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.



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

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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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



Firetalking by Patricia Polacco

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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.



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.



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.



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

2016-12-03T11:20:49Z

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



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.



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

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



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.



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.



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.



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

2016-12-03T11:20:49Z

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.



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.



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.



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.



The Triangle Fire and its Legacy, Nonfiction...

2016-12-03T11:20:49Z

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.



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.



These Hanukkah Books for Kids Provide Facts,...

2016-12-03T11:20:49Z

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.



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

2016-12-03T11:20:49Z

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



Steampunk Books for Teens

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



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.



Who Won the Top Awards for Picture Book...

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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.



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.



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

2016-12-03T11:20:49Z

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.



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

2016-12-03T11:20:49Z

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



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.



Easter Picture Books for Your Kids

2016-12-03T11:20:49Z

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.



Teen Girls Love These Fairy Tales with a Twist

2016-12-03T11:20:49Z

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.



2016 Calendar of Kids' Books Celebrates...

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



These Books Will Thrill Kids Who Love Dinosaurs

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



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

2016-12-03T11:20:49Z

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.



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

2016-12-03T11:20:49Z

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



November 2016 Calendar of Kids' Books for Fall,...

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My November 2016 Calendar of Children's Books includes articles, book reviews and reading lists of books related to November events like Thanksgiving.



Wonderstruck - Middle Grade Novel With Unique...

2016-12-03T11:20:49Z

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.



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

2016-12-03T11:20:49Z

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.



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.



Schooled Focuses on Bullying With A Humorous...

2016-12-03T11:20:49Z

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.



17 Great Halloween Books for Kids Ages 4 to 8

2016-12-03T11:20:49Z

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



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.



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

2016-12-03T11:20:49Z

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.



Harriet the Spy, A Controversial But Popular...

2016-12-03T11:20:49Z

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



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

2016-12-03T11:20:49Z

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



What's the Best Student Dictionary?

2016-12-03T11:20:49Z

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.



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

2016-12-03T11:20:49Z

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



September Calendar of Kids' Books for This...

2016-12-03T11:20:49Z

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.



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.



Top 10 Kids' Books About Passover

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Here are recommended children’s books about Passover. These children's books, picture books and nonfiction, are available for a wide range of ages.



Teens Love These Contemporary Biographies,...

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



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.



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

2016-12-03T11:20:49Z

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.



Kids Love the Green Eggs and Ham Cookbook...

2016-12-03T11:20:49Z

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.



12 Books to Teach Your Kids About Gratitude...

2016-12-03T11:20:49Z

These picks for the best Thanksgiving books for children stress the importance of giving thanks, not just during the holidays, but all year long.



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.



Celebrate Earth Day and Every Day with The Lorax

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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.



Summer Reading Fun with Libraries and...

2016-12-03T11:20:49Z

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.



All About Cinderella Fairy Tales

2016-12-03T11:20:49Z

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 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.



Tomie dePaola Has Written and/or Illustrated...

2016-12-03T11:20:49Z

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



Tornadoes: Recommended Nonfiction Kids' Books

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



Magic Tree House Merlin Missions - Fun Fantasy...

2016-12-03T11:20:49Z

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.



The Polar Express A Classic Christmas Story For...

2016-12-03T11:20:49Z

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



Spotlight on Neal Shusterman

2016-12-03T11:20:49Z

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



Is Unwind by Neal Shusterman Appropriate for...

2016-12-03T11:20:49Z

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..



Loot - Middle Grade Mystery and Thriller Fiction

2016-12-03T11:20:49Z

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.



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

2016-12-03T11:20:49Z

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.



Poetry Books to Capture Your Child's Imagination

2016-12-03T11:20:49Z

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



Young Readers Love Untraditional Fairy Tale Books

2016-12-03T11:20:49Z

These fairy tales with a twist for middle grade readers turn traditional tales upside down with a lot of humor, drama and adventure.



Wimpy Kid and Brother Get into it in Book 2

2016-12-03T11:20:49Z

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 Magic Tree House Series, Books #1-28

2016-12-03T11:20:49Z

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.



Teen Book Review: Burned

2016-12-03T11:20:49Z

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



Should Your Kids Read "The Very Hungry...

2016-12-03T11:20:49Z

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.



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

2016-12-03T11:20:49Z

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.



Our Favorite Children's Poetry Books About the...

2016-12-03T11:20:49Z

Celebrate spring, summer, fall and winter with these illustrated children's poetry books about the seasons.



Winter Short Story Collections for Children

2016-12-03T11:20:49Z

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.



The Spiderwick Chronicles

2016-12-03T11:20:49Z

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.



The Life and Disappearance of Aviator Amelia...

2016-12-03T11:20:49Z

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.



Not-to-Be-Missed Classic Novels for Teens

2016-12-03T11:20:49Z

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



A Heartwarming Valentine's Day Picture Book

2016-12-03T11:20:49Z

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



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

2016-12-03T11:20:49Z

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.



Dramatic Picture Book About Dr. Martin Luther...

2016-12-03T11:20:49Z

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.



Alphabet and Rhyming Fun With Chicka Chicka...

2016-12-03T11:20:49Z

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.



Goin' Someplace Special

2016-12-03T11:20:49Z

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 Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

2016-12-03T11:20:49Z

Is The Hobbit appropriate for kids? If so, for what ages is this fantasy novel by J.R.R. Tolkien appropriate? Is it a good book to read aloud? Learn all that and more from this book review.



Celebrate Kwanzaa With Kids' Books

2016-12-03T11:20:49Z

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



Cynthia Rylant - Award-Winning Author of...

2016-12-03T11:20:49Z

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



How to Make Your Child Excited to Read

2016-12-03T11:20:49Z

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.



Teen Book Review: Shooter by Walter Dean Myers

2016-12-03T11:20:49Z

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



Lois Lowry - All About the Author of The Giver

2016-12-03T11:20:49Z

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