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.
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Remember and honor those who died in service with these patriotic picks.
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Get ahead this summer with books on many teachers' must-read lists.
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Short, simple chapter books to capture kids' interest and keep 'em reading.
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Stories about stepping into the spotlight -- not for actors only.
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Middle grade sagas that will keep tween readers hooked.
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Little gems for the youngest readers, from classics to new favorites.
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A lively selection for kids getting the hang of chapter books.
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Colonists rise up in exciting stories of rebellion and forging a nation.
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Stories that can help kids cope in times of loss.
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Kids will gobble up these engaging picture books in both languages.
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Compelling stories of characters with serious illnesses.
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Find fiction, nonfiction, and memoirs perfect for engaging kids.
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Kids will get hooked by these exciting tales from today, the past, and fantasy worlds beyond.
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Open the world to young readers with some fun chapter books.
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Lively reads show kids living with challenges.
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Compelling and thought-provoking tales for tweens.
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Dive into chapter books that promise laughs, adventure, magic, mystery, and more.
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Hit the road (or the beach!) with these fun reads.
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Kids and teens work out depression, anxiety, and more in these compelling stories.
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Adventures in middle school, history, outer space, and beyond.