Want personalized picks that fit your family?

Set preferences to see our top age-appropriate picks for your kids.

Go to For Your Family

Book Reviews

Love That Dog Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 8+
Boy pours his grief into poetry in moving free-verse gem.
By Sharon Creech
(2004)
Continue reading
The Bad Beginning: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
A cliff-hanging orphan adventure wrapped in black humor.
By Lemony Snicket
(1999)
Continue reading
Bless the Beasts & Children Book Poster Image
age 13+
Misfit teens rebel at a Western summer camp in YA classic.
By Glendon Swarthout
(1970)
Continue reading
Maniac Magee Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 9+
Exciting, moving story explores racism, myth making.
By Jerry Spinelli
(1990)
Continue reading
The Return of the King Book Poster Image
age 12+
The exciting and bittersweet conclusion of Frodo's quest.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1955)
Continue reading
The Hobbit Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 9+
Brilliantly written, inventive pre-LOTR tale.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1937)
Continue reading
The Two Towers Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 12+
Orcs attack, and Frodo marches to Mordor in exciting sequel.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1954)
Continue reading
Princess Academy Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 10+
Would-be princesses show grit, wisdom in empowering tale.
By Shannon Hale
(2006)
Continue reading
King Dork Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 15+
Dark, funny coming-of-age with lots of mature content.
By Frank Portman
(2006)
Continue reading
Hattie Big Sky Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 10+
Teen girl homesteads alone in Newbery Honor book.
By Kirby Larson
(2006)
Continue reading
A Wrinkle in Time Book Poster Image
age 9+
Classic sci-fi story still inspires and gets kids thinking.
By Madeleine L'Engle
(1962)
Continue reading
The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread Book Poster Image
age 8+
Brave mouse adventure a modern classic; great read-aloud.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2004)
Continue reading
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate Book Poster Image
age 10+
Newbery Honor book about a smart Southern tomboy in 1899.
By Jacqueline Kelly
(2009)
Continue reading
Lottie Paris Lives Here Book Poster Image
age 4+
A spunky girl explores the wonders of her everyday world.
By Angela Johnson
(2011)
Continue reading
Wonderstruck Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 9+
Inventive story of runaways in New York, 50 years apart.
By Brian Selznick
(2011)
Continue reading
Wildwood: The Wildwood Chronicles, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting enchanted forest adventure to save baby brother.
By Colin Meloy
(2011)
Continue reading
Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans Book Poster Image
age 9+
Beautifully illustrated account of African-American history.
By Kadir Nelson
(2011)
Continue reading
Of Mice and Men Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 13+
Moving Depression-era story of friendship, loneliness, fate.
By John Steinbeck
(2002)
Continue reading
Red Sled Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 2+
Inspired, silly sledding romp perfect for winter bedtime.
By Lita Judge
(2011)
Continue reading
Clockwork Prince: Infernal Devices, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Fantasy sequel has strong female characters, more violence.
By Cassandra Clare
(2011)
Continue reading

Pages