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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.

Children's Book - Say Something Say Something! - Published: 2019 Theme: Making a Difference Best for: 5 to 8 "If you see someone lonely, say something by just being there for them." In another wonderful children's book from Peter Reynolds, children learn they too can be a positive…

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Children's book - Daughters of Steel Daughters of Steel - Published: 2018 Theme: Fantasy; Courage Best for: Girls age 11 and up "I've been looking for a way to find out more about my powers, about my destiny. This is the sign I've been waiting for, I'm sure of it.…

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Children's Book - Skellig Skellig - Published: 2000 Theme: Power of Love Best for: 9 to 12 "I put my hand beneath his should to steady him. I felt something there, something held in my his jacket. I reached across his back and felt something beneath…

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Children's book - My name is Mina My Name is Mina - Published: 2011 Theme: Children's Creativity Best for: 9 to 12 "My name is Mina and I love the night. Anything seems possible at night when the rest of the world has gone to sleep." The best thing to say about…

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illustrated Children's book Kibble - Published: 2017 Theme: Courage; Monarch Butterflies Best for: 6 and up "It took Kibble a few moments before he was ready to let go of that trunk again, but soon enough, he carefully walked over to me...." In this informative…

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Pay Attention Carter Jones - Children's book Pay Attention, Carter Jones - Published: 2019 Theme: Fathers and Sons Best for: 9 and up "I decided to revolt. I mean, wiping up dog vomit, nearly drowning in an Australian tropical thunderstorm, drinking tea with mild and sugar, and I haven't even told you…

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Children's book - Finding Orion 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 - Illustrated Children's book 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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Illustrated Children's Book - Henry Hikes to Fitchburg Henry Hikes to Fitchburg - Published: 2000 Theme: Thoreau's Simplicity Best for: 5 to 7 "I'll walk," said Henry. "It's the fastest way to travel." "I'll work," Henry's friend said, "until I have the monty to buy a ticket to ride the train to Fitchburg.…

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Beavers - Children's book Beavers – Superpower Field Guide - Published: 2018 Theme: Beavers (Natural History) Best for: 6 and up "This is a beaver. Just an ordinary beaver. But even ordinary beavers are extraordinary. In fact, even ordinary beavers are superheroes." A great way to present facts of natural…

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