Help kids learn and practice addition and subtraction using picture books that they’ll love to read! These fun stories aren’t just great for teaching addition and subtraction, but also help kids practice these essential math skills. Picture Books About Addition & Subtraction One Big Pair of Underwear by Laura Gehl & Tom Lichtenheld HAHA — this […]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.
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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.
Life in middle school isn’t easy. Kids experience lots of different things in middle school but one thing is for sure, middle school life is full of ups and downs. This list of fiction middle grade chapter books is all about middle school life. With themes ranging from general student life to struggles with friendships […]Continue Reading
Whoa! DC Comics is busy releasing new and amazing graphic novels like never before. (Or at least, they’re sending me lots of review copies like never before? Thank you for that by the way!) And today, I get to share with you my favorites. Of which there are a lot. Yay! This list will give […]Continue Reading
Find good books for your middle school students who are reluctant readers, maybe even struggling readers. From graphic novels to nonfiction books, I’m sharing six categories of books plus recommendations in each category of books that are motivating, some at lower levels, and really, really good. In other words, kids will like them! Not only […]Continue Reading
Note: originally written in 2012 by educator, mom, and “education diva,” Ruth Spivak with updates and revisions in 2020 by Melissa Taylor. Mwahahaaaa! An awesome villain can really make a great children’s book. Oh sure, it’s great to have a hero who models virtue and courage, but it’s the villains who are often the most interesting and […]Continue Reading
In no particular order, check out these amazing new 2020 middle-grade chapter books. This list contains mystery, historical fiction, survival, sci-fi, and adventure genres — lots of choices for every reader. Middle-Grade Books, February and March 2020 Winterbone Home for Vengence and Valor by Ally Carter MYSTERY April is a foster kid invited to […]Continue Reading
An activist is a person who works to bring about political or social change. Use these children’s books about activism to teach your children and students about activists who sparked change in their communities and the world. You’ll read biographies and stories about changemakers and movement starters, females and males, young and old, who stood […]Continue Reading
It’s almost spring! Are you excited to start a garden with your kids? Or at least teach your kids about gardening? Then, these gardening books for kids will be helpful tools as you share your love of nature with your children. Garden Toys If your kids don’t have their own play garden toys, I highly […]Continue Reading