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.
Get in a festive mood with these super seasonal stories.
Sure-fire selections for kids and tweens.
Fabulous family picks that inspire kids of all ages to give thanks.
The feelings are real -- even when the friends are made up.
A new baby in the house changes everything. These books can help with the transition.
A sampling of the hottest new releases.
Stories with lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender characters.
Stories about adopted kids that all kinds of readers can enjoy.
Great books that explore the family dynamic.
Relatable books about bullying for kids of all ages.
What's so tough about sixth through eighth grade?
Picture books make learning your ABCs loads of fun.
Turn kids into bookworms with page-turning tales.
Kids can relate to characters facing all sorts of challenges.
It doesn't have to be Black History Month, Chinese New Year, or Cinco de Mayo to find great reads featuring diverse characters.
Not all princesses laze around the castle in a tiara. These strong girls love adventure and make their mark in the world.
Figure out whodunit in fun mysteries for kids, tweens, and teens.
Stay up to date on which books are climbing the charts.
These smart reads are sure to get young brains cooking.
"Check out" this list of our favorite library tales.