Best Children's Books

The best children's books are like magic...sparking a love of reading and a love of learning! Few things can generate more excitement about a subject than a clever, thought-provoking, beautifully illustrated children's book.

Did you know that over 30,000 children's books are published every single year! What busy teacher, parent, or librarian has time to sift through them all to find the best ones for their children?

Luckily you don't have to spend hours searching. That's why we created this site. Our lists make the best of the best just a few clicks away.

Teachers and Homeschoolers: It has never been easier to strengthen your classroom curriculum with compelling, educational children's books!  To see all the different book lists within a given subject area or category, simply click on the book cover or the text link below it. Have fun browsing. :)

Best Children's Books by Subject

popular series

You can also search by specific topic at left

Teaching subtraction?  We've got a list for that.  Looking for a story about courage?  Yep, we've got a list for that too. Got a student who doesn't like reading, but absolutely LOVES dinosaurs? Check out our lists of the very best dinosaur books for kids.

The left column lists the hundreds of subjects that we have book lists for -- some are specific educational topics and others are just fun lists. And if you don't see the list you need below, let us know. We love kids books so we're always happy to research new lists. :)

Is it really that important to pick "the best"?

Isn't it just important to get books into the hands of children?  Any old book will do? Definitely not! While 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.

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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