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
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.
Finding Orion - Published: 2019 Theme: Father and Son reconciliation Best for: 9 to 12 "It's hard, sometimes, reconciling the difference between what you really feel about something and what you think you're supposed to feel." A slow-starter with a very unconventional ending… …
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The Lost Words - Published: 2018 Theme: Nature's Wonders Best for: 5 to 8 "Once upon a time, words began to vanish from the language of children...You hold in your hands a spellbook for conjuring back these lost words. To read it you will… …
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Tree Castle Island - Published: 2002 Theme: Nature Adventure and Adoption Best for: 9 to 12 "I felt unbound. I was free as the wind. And I wasn't in just any old canoe, but one I had made myself. She floated, she sped, she… …
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Gooney Bird Greene - Published: 2002 Theme: Storytelling Best for: 6 to 9 "The class stared at the new girl with admiration. They had never met anyone like Gooney Bird Greene...Her clothes were unusual. Her hairstyles were unusual. Even her lunches were very unusual."… …
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