Best books: Our recommendations for families

Sure, your kids love Harry Potter and Twilight -- but what else will keep young bookworms reading? Whether you're on the hunt for classic kids' books or best sellers, our "best books" lists are full of stories that are bound to spark kids' imagination and keep the pages turning.
Some of the best stories are told with pictures.
A sampling of the hottest new releases.
Sure-fire selections for kids and tweens.
Help your kids understand why people sometimes rise up and demand change.
Perfect reads for calming down your kids and getting them to sleep.
Stories to help kids feel good about their bodies and move beyond gender stereotypes.
Batter up! Home-run stories for baseball fans.
Stories with lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender characters.
Jump-start great discussions with these talk-worthy tales.
What's so tough about sixth through eighth grade?
Memorable books of verse for kids of all ages.
Picture books make learning your ABCs loads of fun.
Discovering a favorite series is like making new friends.
Kids can relate to characters facing all sorts of challenges.
Kids are sure to relate to these witty, relatable characters.
It doesn't have to be Black History Month, Chinese New Year, or Cinco de Mayo to find great reads featuring diverse characters.
Exciting reads for young athletes and sports fans.
Not all princesses laze around the castle in a tiara. These strong girls love adventure and make their mark in the world.
These books are sure to give young readers the giggles.
Illustrations and text mean fun for kids of all ages.