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Read reviews of great children’s books and find the perfect book for your children. Browse our library of the best in children’s books, or, use the alphabetic listing of kids books on the Complete Book List menu item.

We select children’s books that meet several criteria:

  • Well-written, worthy of being called Literature for Children, as opposed to just a children’s book
  • Valuable life-lesson or message that the main characters discover for themselves
  • Free of violence or offensive language
  • Imaginative

Everyone has their own tastes in books; the books here represent our editorial opinion, based on experience working with children, teaching, and being a parent and grandmother. We hope you find something you can share with your students, children, or grandchildren.

Read Aloud Story Time The Importance of Story Time - By Guest Contributor Tom Matthews, InTheBook.com The simple act of reading out loud to a child has been proven to develop much more than knowledge of the topic of the book: it builds confidence with words. Together you are cultivating…

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Children's book - Finding Langston Children’s Books for Diversity - Children's Books for Diversity Black Lives Matter. This list includes some of the transformative and inspiring African-American stories reviewed on Litkidz that celebrate Black Lives and diversity in many forms.

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For Parents A Family of Readers - The Book Lover's Guide to Children's and Young Adult Literature by Roger Sutton and Martha Parravano, editors of the Horn Book Magazine Published 2010. What a great contribution to librarians and parents this book is. I wished I had read…

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children's book - Giant from the Fire Sea Giant from the Fire Sea - Published: 2019 Theme: Value of Knowledge Best for: 9 to 11 "This giant's understanding came slowly, seasons upon seasons. I looked and looked at the markings-letters, you mans call them... The letters held open my head, like a stick propping…

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Illustrated Children's Book - Nothing Stopped Sophie Nothing Stopped Sophie - Published: 2018 Theme: Women in Math Best for: 7 and up "Sophie discovered that mathematicians use numbers as poets use letters-as a language to question, explore, and solve the secrets of the universe." Wonderful and inspiring illustrated biography of a…

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Children's book - math curse Math Curse - Published: 1995 Theme: Math for Kids Best for: 2nd and 3rd grade "Mrs. Fibonacci has obviously put a math curse on me. Everything I look at or think about has become a math problem." A lighthearted look at how math…

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Children's book - Girl who drew butterfles The Girl Who Drew Butterflies - Published: 2018 Theme: Biography; Science Best for: 9 and up "At the age of thirteen, Maria had watched, waited, and witnessed with her own eyes. And she had created a record of study, just as scholars did at universities." This…

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Children's book: A is for Elizabeth A is for Elizabeth - Published: 2019 Theme: Fairness Best for: 5 to 8 "Even if there is no trophy involved, I love winning. I am not a sore winner, no matter what Anna the Annoying says. I am the opposite of sore. I am…

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Children's Book - Spark Spark - Published: 2019 Theme: Speaking Up Best for: 9 to 12 "Different isn't wrong," Pixit said with such utter certainty that Mina couldn't help but believe him...Mina said, "I just need to find a different way, a way that works for…

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children's book Little Angel's Journey Little Angel’s Journey - Published: 2006 Theme: A Children's Birth Best for: 4 to 6 "Little Angel said to Great Angel, "Oh I want to go to Bountiful Earth." "And so you shall, Little Angel, so you shall." A Waldorf birthday story, beautifully illustrated…

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