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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Stories for kids and teens that explore the aftermath of loss.
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Poignant coming-of-age stories, tough subjects, and smart, fresh romances.
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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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Help your kids understand racial bias and the demand for 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.
Introducing Teddy: A Gentle Story About Gender and Friendship Book Poster Image
Stories with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning characters.
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These picks celebrate African-American people and culture.
We Belong Together: A Book about Adoption and Families Book Poster Image
Stories about adopted kids that all kinds of readers can enjoy.
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Great books that explore the family dynamic.
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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.