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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A new baby in the house changes everything. These books can help with the transition.
Boats for Papa Book Poster Image
Stories for kids and teens that explore the aftermath of loss.
1-2-3 Peas Book Poster Image
Stories about everything from first-day jitters to socializing with classmates.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Book Poster Image
Wonderful books that make for an engaging listening experience.
Goldfish Ghost Book Poster Image
Friendly phantoms and scary spirits abound in these creepy tales.
Miss Maple's Seeds Book Poster Image
Stories about enchanted lands, special quests, and more.
Red Sled Book Poster Image
Some of the best stories are told with pictures.
The Five Lives of Our Cat Zook Book Poster Image
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.
Green Book Poster Image
These Earth-friendly stories have great messages for kids.
Peter Rabbit and the Pumpkin Patch Book Poster Image
Just the right amount of spooky fun for little kids.
Bear Has a Story to Tell Book Poster Image
These stories are entertaining and comforting -- just like a friend!
A Book of Sleep Book Poster Image
Perfect reads for lulling kids off to sleep.
Flora and the Flamingo Book Poster Image
Stories to help kids feel good about their bodies and move beyond gender stereotypes.
Bats at the Ballgame Book Poster Image
Batter up! Home-run stories for baseball fans.
Heather Has Two Mommies Book Poster Image
Stories with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning characters.
We Belong Together: A Book about Adoption and Families Book Poster Image
Stories about adopted kids that all kinds of readers can enjoy.
Last Stop on Market Street Book Poster Image
Great books that explore the family dynamic.
Clayton Byrd Goes Underground Book Poster Image
Jump-start great discussions with these talk-worthy tales.
Vampirina Ballerina Book Poster Image
Beware: Creatures of the night will capture your imagination.

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