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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Relatable books about bullying for kids of all ages.
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Imagine the future with books for fans of the Hunger Games.
Babymouse Tales from the Locker:  Lights, Camera, Middle School! Book Poster Image
What's so tough about sixth through eighth grade?
Fancy Nancy: Poet Extraordinaire! Book Poster Image
Memorable books of verse for kids of all ages.
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Picture books make learning your ABCs loads of fun.
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Help your little one get ready for school!
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Turn kids into bookworms with page-turning tales.
Magic Marks the Spot: The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Take one of these along if you're looking for a book that's fun, thrilling, imaginative, mysterious, or romantic.
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Discovering a favorite series is like making new friends.
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Kids can relate to characters facing all sorts of challenges.
Sex Kittens and Horn Dawgs Fall in Love Book Poster Image
Kids are sure to identify with these witty, relatable characters.
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From ancient tales to immigrant struggles in the U.S., this list offers a wide variety of stories.
We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga Book Poster Image
From historical fiction to gritty contemproary novels, these books go beyond stereotypes.
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Lois Lowry's enduring series about a flawed utopian society.
Justin Case: Shells, Smells, and the Horrible Flip-Flops of Doom Book Poster Image
Stories of kids and teens at camp go way beyond canoes and s'mores.
Big Nate: In a Class by Himself: Big Nate, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Relatable middle schooler gets caught in awkward and funny predicaments in book series and comics collections.
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Two middle-grade book series and several picture books all have the distinctive Snicket wit.
The Maze Runner: Maze Runner Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Captive teens make up their own rules in gritty post-apolcalyptic series.
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Gripping dystopian series pits a brave 16-year-old against her controlling society.
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Exciting reads for young athletes and sports fans.