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.
Stories about first-day jitters to coping with teachers.
A sampling of the hottest new releases.
Imaginative illustrations, great rhymes, and lots of fun.
Sure-fire selections for kids and tweens.
These stories are entertaining and comforting -- just like a friend!
Perfect reads for lulling kids off to sleep.
Batter up! Home-run stories for baseball fans.
Stories with lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender characters.
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.
Help your little one get ready for school!
Turn kids into bookworms with page-turning tales.
Discovering a favorite series is like making new friends.
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.
These books are sure to give young readers the giggles.
Build your child's first library with these classics and best picks.
Figure out whodunit in fun mysteries for kids, tweens, and teens.
Stay up to date on which books are climbing the charts.