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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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.
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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.
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From historical fiction to contemporary novels, these books go beyond stereotypes.
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Lois Lowry's enduring series about a flawed utopian society.
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Check out these great reads featuring diverse characters.
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.
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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.
She Persisted in Sports: American Olympians Who Changed the Game Book Poster Image
Exciting reads for young athletes and sports fans.
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These strong girls love adventure and make their mark in the world.
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These stories show what it was like in battle and on the home front.
The Great Chicago Fire: Rising from the Ashes: History Comics, Book 2 Book Poster Image
History comes alive in comics-style panels.
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These award-winning American fiction and nonfiction books are for kids and teens.
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These award-winning books for kids and young adults show an appreciation of African American culture.
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These award-winning books have been recognized for excellence and distinction in fiction, nonfiction, or poetry.