This is a comprehensive collection of the best book lists for kids – following a wide variety of interests and reading levels. We are big book nerds. We come by it honestly. I was raised by a book nerd and she taught me well. My mother always said that the easiest way to get kids engaged in reading was to follow their interests. I hope that this is where our BIG list of the Best Books for Kids comes into play for you.
We have made a wide variety of book lists for kids of all ages over the years. I’ve pulled them all together into this one spot, to make finding this awesome resource a little easier. So, what is your child passionate about? What is your child interested in? My hope is you will find that interest on one of our lists and you’ll discover a book that ignites your child’s interest in reading.
BIG List of the Top Books for Kids
Books for Early Readers
Favorite Fall Books for Early Readers – Apples, pumpkins, and colorful leaves abound in these glorious fall books for early readers. Picture books and simple books for early readers on this list.
Best Read Aloud Books for International Women’s Day – Here’s a collection of fantastic books to read to celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month. Stories of remarkable women – fiction and nonfiction – who have triumphed over adversities.
Jump into a pile of freshly raked leaves or jump into one of our favorite fall chapter books…it’s totally up to you!
Back to School Books for Kids – Heading to school for the first time can be a bit scary for little ones…not to mention heading back to a new grade. This collection includes read-aloud and picture books for kids starting kindergarten and first grade.
This collection of back to school chapter books is fun for students in grades 2 and beyond. Filled with lots of humor, mysteries and classroom adventures.
Best Earth Day Books for Preschoolers – It’s never too early to get kids excited about taking care of our beautiful planet. Picture books and early readers are in this Earth Day book list.
Fall Children’s Books that Inspire Outdoor Play – Here’s a fun collection of books that will get your kids excited about jumping in a big pile of fall leaves. Picture books and early reader books
Chapter Books for Young Readers – Books for Tweens
Mystery Chapter Books for Kids to Read – Whodunnit? Can your kids solve the mystery before the book ends? Fun, mystery chapter books for kids to read.
Looking for a great summer read for your kids? Check out our collection of summer chapter books for kids. All of these books take place in the summer and are the perfect summer read.
Books for Kids to Celebrate International Women’s Day – Kids gain a deeper understanding of why we celebrate International Women’s Day and who we celebrate. A beautiful collection of stories of women from around the world.
Inspiring Earth Day Books for kids – Get your young reader engaged and excited about issues impacting our planet with this collection of totally inspiring Earth Day books.
Explore famous artists and inspiring art techniques with this collection of 20+ art books for kids.
If you’re looking for something a little more thrilling and chilling, check out our Spooky Halloween Books for Tweens. Scary stories for middle schoolers – perfect for Halloween or when you want a good thrill.
Books About Residential Schools for Kids – The creation of residential schools in Canada is our country’s greatest sin. This collection of children’s books shares stories of the realities and ongoing impacts of residential schools on Indigenous peoples.
The Best Books Made into Movies for Tweens – Many times great books and great movies go hand-in-hand. Check out this list of books that were turned into great movies. This list is great for tweens – 9-12-year-olds.
Add all of the best Christmas chapter books to your kid’s Christmas wish list!
Grab a blanket and get cozy with a winter themed chapter book – the perfect way to spend a chilly winter day.
Best Books All About Puberty for Boys – Puberty is a confusing time for everyone -kids and parents. Books are often a great way to find comfort and information in uncertain times. These books are great resources for kids, parents, and teachers.
Books All About Puberty for Girls – This set of books is catered to girls who are going through puberty (or heading toward puberty. The more you know the better you’ll feel.
Chapter Books that Connect Kids to Nature – Love this book list! Kids are so “plugged in” these days, this list will spark their interest in getting outside in nature.
Get the kids excited about digging in the dirt with this collection of garden books for kids. Everything you need to plan, plant, grow, harvest, and more!
Books that Connect Kids to the History of Women in Science – Do you have an aspiring scientist in your house? Check out this collection of incredible women in science.
Have a kid who isn’t too sure about bees? Check out this awesome collection of books about bees. Non-fiction and fiction books to teach kids all about the importance of our buzzy little friends.
Children’s Books Set in New York City – Whether you live in NYC, are planning a trip there, or are simply dreaming about the Big Apple these books will get you excited about the hustle and bustle of this colorful city.
Ultimate Earth Day Guide – Our Earth Day guide is filled with great book recommendations and much more.
Great Books for Teens
Books for teenagers are a new area of interest for us. Keep checking back and watch this booklist grow.
The Best Books Made into Movies for Teens – Another great collection of books that were made into movies. These books and movies contain more mature content for older, teenage readers. Young adult books are very popular right now and these ones have been made into great movies.
Be sure to check out our awesome collection of children’s books crafts and activities for kids. We’ve got a whole pile of fun things to make from some pretty incredible children’s books.
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