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.
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.
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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.
Henry and Mudge Series Book Poster Image
Short, simple chapter books to capture kids' interest and keep 'em reading.
Bookmarks Are People Too!: Here's Hank, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Stories about stepping into the spotlight -- not for actors only.
The Boxcar Children Series Book Poster Image
Middle grade sagas that will keep tween readers hooked.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Book Poster Image
Little gems for the youngest readers, from classics to new favorites.
A Is for Amber Series Book Poster Image
A lively selection for kids getting the hang of chapter books.
Dear Mr. Washington Book Poster Image
Colonists rise up in exciting stories of rebellion and forging a nation.
Big Cat, Little Cat Book Poster Image
Stories that can help kids cope in times of loss.
How Are You? / ¿Comó estás? Book Poster Image
Kids will gobble up these engaging picture books in both languages.
Everything, Everything Book Poster Image
Compelling stories of characters with serious illnesses.

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