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.
Great art + memorable stories = surefire hits for kids.
Discovering a favorite series is like making new friends.
Get a fascinating glimpse at a diverse set of traditions.
The topic of controversial books is bound to get you talking.
Discover (or revisit) stories that stand the test of time.
These Earth-friendly stories have great messages for kids.
Snuggle up with these stories full of hugs and kisses.
Help your kids understand why people sometimes rise up and demand change.
Stories with lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender characters.
These picks celebrate African-American people and culture.
Stories about adopted kids that all kinds of readers can enjoy.
Great books that explore the family dynamic.
These memorable picks will have romantic readers swooning.
Imagining the future -- books for fans of The Hunger Games.
Help your little one get ready for school!
Turn kids into bookworms with page-turning tales.
Stories about first-day jitters to coping with teachers.
Take one of these along if you're looking for a book that's fun, thrilling, imaginative, mysterious, or romantic.
Get a jump on books that make many teachers' must-read lists.
From tales of exotic lands to immigrant struggles in the U.S., this list offers a wide variety of stories.