Find the best children's books!

The very best children's books are like magic!  They can spark a love of learning and a love of reading that lasts a lifetime. Few things are more powerful in generating excitement about a subject than a clever, thought-provoking, funny, and/or beautifully illustrated children's book!  

Did you know nearly 30,000 children's books are published every year? What busy parent or teacher has the time to sift through them all? No problem!  We created this site to help!

And teachers, it's never been easier to strengthen your literacy curriculum with compelling, educational children's books! Our lists make the best kid's books just a click away. (And coming this winter: lists by reading level and grade level!)

 Best Children's Books By Subject Area


Click on these links to see all the different book lists within that subject area or category:

language arts

math books

American history

world history

science books

character educ.

holidays books

popular series

award winners

cutest books

funniest books

classic books


 Best Children's Books By Specific Topic


Teaching subtraction?  We've got a list for that.  Looking for a story about courage?  Yep, we've got a list for that too. We have hundreds of lists of the very best children's books for specific educational topics and some fun ones too. If you don't see the list you need below, let us know. We love kids books so we're always happy to do the research to make a new list. :)

addition
adjectives

adverbs

alphabet
 
antonyms

archaeology
arctic / polar

autumn

back to school

Ben Franklin
Caldecott winners

civil rights era

Civil War

Cold War
colonial times

compassion

compound words
conjunctions
Constitution Day
contractions
counting books

courage
creativity

Declaration of Indep.

determination

dinosaurs
diversity

division

dust bowl

Egypt
fall (season)
founding fathers

estimation
evolution
exploration (age of)
food chains

forests
fractions
generosity
geometry
George Washington

Grandparent's Day
graphing
grassland / prairie

gratitude
Great Depression

habitats
Halloween
history
homonyms
honesty
Holocaust

human body

idioms
immigration history
individuality

Johnny Appleseed
judging others
kindness

Lewis & Clark

long vowels

manners
measurement
Middle Ages
money
moon & sun
multiplication
Native Americans
Newbery winners
nouns
ocean / sea
onomatopoeia

openmindedness
parts of speech
phonics
pirates
plants
pond / freshwater
pony express
prehistoric times
prepositions
Presidents' Day

probability
pronouns
punctuation
seasons
self esteem

service
shapes
short vowels

similes
space
St. Patrick's Day  
subtraction
synonyms
telling time
Theodore Roosevelt

tolerance
Valentine's Day  
verbs
Vietnam War/era
water cycle
weather
word family
World War I
World War II

Why picking the best children's books matters:

Fantastic children's books can spark a love of reading and learning. Average or boring books can, sadly, have the opposite effect. Children who are repeatedly exposed to uninspired children's books eventually find reading, well, uninspiring. Quality matters! Picking the right children's books matters! Let us help you find just the right fit to create that spark.
That's why we've created this site--to help teachers and parents get great children's books in the hands of their children.

This site currently has lists for different core subject areas -- language arts, math, history/social studies, and science -- and we also have lists on more fun topics -- like award winners, holiday kids books, character education books.  Next we are going to add lists sorted by grade level AND lists sorted by reading level (including DRA, Lexile, Guided Reading, and Grade Level Equivalent.) As teachers, we know those are lists we've been searching for online for years -- all to no avail -- so it's time we add them to our site!

We sincerely hope our lists of great kids' books will help you in picking books for your kids or planning your classroom curriculum.

Enjoy the books!
Betsy, Cindy, and Virginia
the teachers/sisters behind this website

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