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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Wonderful books that make for an engaging listening experience.
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Friendly phantoms and scary spirits abound in these creepy tales.
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Stories about enchanted lands, special quests, and more.
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Some of the best stories are told with pictures.
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Fun reads for kids and teens and their parents, guaranteed to spark lively discussions.
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Imaginative illustrations, great rhymes, and lots of fun.
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These Earth-friendly stories have great messages for kids.
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Just the right amount of spooky fun for little kids.
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These stories are entertaining and comforting -- just like a friend!
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Help your kids understand why people sometimes rise up and demand change.
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Perfect reads for lulling kids off to sleep.
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Stories to help kids feel good about their bodies and move beyond gender stereotypes.
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Batter up! Home-run stories for baseball fans.
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Stories with lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender characters.
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These picks celebrate African-American people and culture.
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Great media to help you celebrate the Festival of Lights.
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Jump-start great discussions with these talk-worthy tales.
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Beware: Creatures of the night will capture your imagination.
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Imagine the future with books for fans of the Hunger Games.
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Memorable books of verse for kids of all ages.