Children's Book Guide for Parents, School Teachers, Librarians & Homeschoolers.


Get reading ideas and find the best children's books for your kids, new and classic, with our comprehensive book lists and reviews.


Featured Lists


top 100 children's books of all-time 100 best children's chapter books 100 most inspiring
Top 100 Children's Books of All-Time 100 Best Children's Chapter Books of All-Time 100 Most Inspiring Children's Books

There aren't enough good things to be said about reading with your child. It helps them develop and master verbal skills, it gets their little minds active, it's exceptional bonding time, and above all else, it's incredibly fun. Books can put words to things we can't, they take us to far off places, and open more doors for us then we could ever hope to go through.


We feel passionately about books and the positive impact they can have on children, so we encourage you to look around the website and see if you can find something that will urge your child to read more and more. Visit some of our lists, or read reviews about books you may be wondering about. Remember, you are never too young (or too old) to start reading more!


February 28, 2013

0 Comments

More by I.C. Springman: Less Really Is More

more

‘More’ is a story that, particularly these days, we could all take a little bit away from. Author I.C. Springman tells her story with few words and beautifully expressive illustrations that clearly display the awareness raising moral of her story-that less can truly be more. What Is ‘More’ About? More is about a magpie and [...]

Continue reading...

February 22, 2013

0 Comments

Oh, No! by Candace Fleming

oh no

One of the greatest joys as a parent can often involve reading to your child. Sharing new worlds with them and watching them delight in a particularly wonderful story creates an experience that cannot be replicated anywhere else-and let’s not even go into all the kinds of character voices you have to pull out and [...]

Continue reading...

February 14, 2013

0 Comments

The Amazing Hamweenie by Patty Bowman: Cats Have It So Rough

the amazing hamweenie

Day 983 of My Captivity “ My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects. They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while the other inmates and I are fed some sort of harsh, dry, nuggets. Although I make my contempt for the rations perfectly clear, I nevertheless must eat something in order to keep [...]

Continue reading...

February 6, 2013

0 Comments

Black Dog by Levi Pinfold

black dog

We often times pinpoint children as the fearful ones in the human race. We chuckle at their fear of the monster under the bed and pat their heads when they state how scary the dark is. Oh children, such active imaginations, silly, silly. Truth be told though, as it is in ‘Black Dog,’ as we [...]

Continue reading...

January 25, 2013

0 Comments

The Monsters’ Monster by Patrick McDonnell: Who Says Monsters Are Scary?

the monsters monster

The word “monster” should strike terror into the hearts of being’s everywhere-so when a book is titled “The Monster’s Monster” we should be doubly frightened, right? If it’s a monster of monsters then it must be a terror to behold-dare we even imagine what it’s like? It may seem counterintuitive but, yes…you might be surprised [...]

Continue reading...

January 25, 2013

0 Comments

The Insomniacs by Karina Wolf: Unleashing the Night Owl In All of Us

the insomniacs

Who said that bedtime always has to be after dark? Seriously…who decided? Why not rest up during the day, and enjoy the quiet peaceful night? You and your family may be surprised at your pleasant findings. No busy shops, unique kinds critters, and a world bathed in moonlight-in “The Insomniacs” that’s really all you need-and [...]

Continue reading...

January 24, 2013

0 Comments

Abe Lincoln’s Dream by Lane Smith

abe lincoln's dream

In a world filled with political turmoil that is hard for adults to navigate, children will find themselves even more confused. No, they don’t follow issues like we do, nor do they vote, and they probably don’t even care or know enough to care-but some day, they will. If all they see of the world [...]

Continue reading...

January 22, 2013

0 Comments

Jack and the Baked Beanstalk by Colin Stimpson

jack and the baked beanstalk

Jack and the Baked Beanstalk is-if you didn’t already guess from the title- a fractured fairytale based off of the classic fairytale, Jack and the Beanstalk. So just what happens when you turn a regular old beanstalk into a baked one? It turns out, a lot more than just the flavor changes! What Happens? Most [...]

Continue reading...

January 22, 2013

0 Comments

Bear Has a Story to Tell by Phillip C. Stead

bear has a story to tell

Erin E. Stead and Phillip C. Stead team up again and bring us another delightful read in Bear has a Story to Tell. While it may be hard to top A Sick Day for Amos Mcgee, this latest tale of theirs isn’t a far cry from being as equally endearing and beautiful as the Caldecott [...]

Continue reading...

January 22, 2013

0 Comments

Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin

dragons love tacos

If you like dragons, tacos, or both, then you you’re going to love “Dragons Love Tacos,” written by Adam Rubin, and illustrated by Daniel Salmieri. In fact you don’t even have to like dragons, or tacos. You could be allergic to them. This book is just too awesome to feel anything but affection for it. [...]

Continue reading...