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.
City of Bones: The Mortal Instruments, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Teens are sure to fall for these sigh-worthy love stories.
Flora and the Peacocks Book Poster Image
Dazzling art draws young readers in and helps tell the story.
The Five Lives of Our Cat Zook Book Poster Image
Captivating stories set in the world as we know it.
May B. Book Poster Image
Compelling, accessible stories told in poetic form.
Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe Book Poster Image
Compelling poems and novels in free verse have grit, drama, and more.
Half Magic: Tales of Magic, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Fantastic tales of magic and other realms.
Can't You Sleep, Little Bear? Book Poster Image
Snuggle-ready bedtime reads to cozy up with.
The 5th Wave, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Futuristic fiction, from outer space to artificial intelligence.
The Belles Book Poster Image
Imagination reigns in these fantastic reads.
The Belles Book Poster Image
These stories show teen boys and girls facing -- and overcoming -- the pressure to look "perfect."
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice Book Poster Image
Compelling stories of struggle and courage from the Civil War to the present.
I Am Martin Luther King, Jr.: Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
Brave stories of social justice heroes, from former slaves to civil rights leaders to NBA all-stars.
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race Book Poster Image
Stories of great achievements, from the Underground Railroad to the space race, jazz, hip-hop, and more.
Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth Book Poster Image
Picture books, fiction, and nonfiction published in 2017.
Kids Like Us Book Poster Image
Check out the young adult fiction and nonfiction published in 2017.
The Secret of Nightingale Wood Book Poster Image
Stories that capture bravery and sacrifice, from the trenches to the skies.
The War I Finally Won Book Poster Image
Stories of both suffering and courage in World War II.
Abraham Book Poster Image
Bloody battles and heroic soldiers, citizens, leaders, and enslaved people mark these stories of courage and conflict.
Year of the Jungle Book Poster Image
Remember and honor those who died in service with these patriotic picks.
Charlotte's Web Book Poster Image
Get ahead this summer with books on many teachers' must-read lists.

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