Wow, I have SO MANY incredible books to share with you! If you like adventure, don’t miss The Hacker’s Key and The Canyon’s Edge. If you love animals, you’ll want to read A Whale in the Wild and The Endangereds. If you like amazing, real-life books, you’ll want to read Tune It Out, Fighting Words, and The Brave. Full disclosure, I […]Continue Reading
The Best Children's Books for All Ages
Find good children's books that kids will love to read!
Discover the best of newly published children's books --picture books, middle-grade chapter books, and young adult books as well as curated lists by topics and age.
If you're a parent, teacher, librarian, or grandparent, these children's book recommendations will help you save time and help you easily find the best books for your kids.
First, I want to highlight some quick links so you'll have a place to start.
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Just like you, I want your kids and students to fall in love with books, improve their reading skills, and develop a life long love of reading.
A reader wrote to ask me for a list of books with short stories for middle-grade readers, ages 9 – 12. Interestingly, short story anthologies are not in abundance for tweens but even still, there are some good options to keep kids reading. Short stories offer students an alternative to a long chapter book and […]Continue Reading
You probably can guess what I’ve been doing lately — reading piles of picture books! This month’s selection explodes with many can’t-miss treasures to add to your libraries and classrooms. Because there are so many new books, I organized the list by topic. Enjoy! Table of Contents Identity / Antiracism […]Continue Reading
“You can’t be a good writer without being a devoted reader.” – J.K. Rowling “If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot. There’s no way around these two things that I’m aware of, no shortcut.” – Stephen King. The Number One […]Continue Reading
Updated: 8/2020 Parents, if you’re looking for directions on starting a book club for kids, get ideas for set-up, discussions, food, and activities here. The purpose of starting a book club for kids is for kids to get social time with friends AND for kids to read lots of books. But book clubs accomplish even […]Continue Reading
If your children like books with magic, reading about witches will transport them into wonderful, magical worlds. Discover picture books and chapter books about witches, for Halloween or anytime. Witches in Picture Books A Very Witchy Spelling Bee by George Shannon illustrated by Mark Fearing Young witch, Cordelia, loves spelling and spells. So much that […]Continue Reading
When storytellers break the fourth wall, whether in film, plays, or books, it means that they break the imaginary wall between the storyteller or actors and the audience. On a theater stage, the invisible fourth wall is the invisible boundary at the front of the stage between the actors and the audience. In books, it’s […]Continue Reading
Hi! My name is Tanya Musselman. I am a Speech Language Pathologist who has been working in the field for 20 years! I am currently working for a school system In Minnesota in the preschool setting with children ages three through six. Children’s Books for Speech Language Pathologists Books, Books, Books!!!! I cannot say enough […]Continue Reading