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Discover the Best Children’s Books by Age

 

Find books for Babies and Infants, Toddlers, Preschool Age, Grade School, Teens, and Young Adults.

 

Find the Best Children's Books by Age

 

By placing a high value on reading you are growing lifelong readers. Reading is the core skill behind almost all facets of learning. Kids that read (or kids that are read to) daily from an early age perform better on their report cards—not to mention the improved relationship benefits from a snuggly reading session between parent and child. At The Children’s Book Review’s we receive hundreds of books each month to consider for review. We know kids have different interests and different lifestyles and we do our very best to showcase a diverse list of books for all ages:

Books for Babies and Infants and Toddler Age Children, Ages 0-3

Books for Preschool to Elementary School Age Children, Ages 4-8

Books for Pre-Teens and Tweens, Ages 9-12

Books for Teens and Young Adults, Ages 13+

The key to creating lifelong readers is parental involvement. The literacy journey is a continuous learning path—parents have the power to motivate children through example and by staying connected. Beyond helping kids select age appropriate books that peak their interests, there are many things parents can do to help create a healthy reading habit. For 10 tips on creating lifelong readers, you can check out our article Family Reading: Reading Together & Reading Aloud.

If you feel that we must know about one of your favorite books for kids, and you consider yourself an on-line socialite, you can send us suggestions on books for infants and toddlers through our Twitter handle, and share your most distinguished books on Instagram or Facebook with #thechildrensbookreview.  In the meantime, keep turning pages out there.

Buy recent infant and toddler books and ebooks in our Book Shop powered by Amazon; including 101 Books to Read Before You Grow Up: The must-read book list for kids, written by The Children’s Book Review’s founder Bianca Schulze.

Children's Books by Age

WHO LOVES THE DRAGON is sure to be your child’s new favorite book! Highly recommended.

Join us on this virtual book tour for the adorable picture book Who Loves the Dragon? by bestselling author Bianca Schulze and illustrator Samara Hardy.

Happy Love Sprinkles is a charming picture book that makes a thoughtful gift for any young reader who may be shy or needs a little help to find meaningful friendships.

For kids ages two through twelve, these interactive books are the ones your kids will absolutely love and will reach for again and again.

Meditation Station, by Susan B. Katz, is an outstanding choice for parents looking to introduce their children to the practice of meditation.

Bo the Brave by Beth Woollvin is a wholly original and twisted new fairy tale.

In this interview, Bethan Woollvin discusses her latest picture book, Bo the Brave. She is a recent graduate of the Cambridge School of Art.

A list of ten yummy cookbooks for kids! The idea of encouraging life-skills and healthy eating habits through sharing kid-friendly recipes makes us so happy.

There have been three wonderful new additions made to the selection of Hanukkah books available for kids. Here are the titles we consider to be the best new Hanukkah books of 2020.

Each year a flurry of new Christmas books deck the shelves! Here are our favorites of the year—the best new Christmas books of 2020!

From timeless to fun-to-use to feelgood, these unique gifts for kids, teens, and adults are perfect for giving to any book lovers in your life. We have put together a list of books and goodies that will make hearts sing.

Thanks to the entertainment level and the rhyming literacy skills it encourages, Do Ants Wear Pants? makes a great at-home or classroom read-aloud.

Recently, a selection of new books was published, giving some perspective of Mister Rogers to the young and old. An entire generation has yet to be introduced to such a gentle-man.

Entertaining and engaging, the Reading Eggs platform is genuinely egg-cellent! It is great for homeschooling families and an excellent supplement for any in-person and remote school learners.

With its mindful, straightforward, and comforting approach, Dr. Robert Roper's Mommy, Where Do Babies Come From? introduces the concept of traditional reproduction in a manner that is ideal for preschoolers and up.

Teamwork, passion, art, and storytelling combine in Pinky Doodle Bug for a sweet rhyming picture book that pops with color and heart.

Broccoli Rob and the Garden Singers is a bright and cheery picture book that encourages kindness, teamwork, and believing in oneself.

In Joshua Little and the Leaves, author Andrea Cluff has created an instant classic that will resonate with children and adults alike, particularly in these constantly changing times.

Join us on this virtual book tour for Cassie Hoyt's charming picture book Hatch!

From sweet to spooky and picture books to novels, we're excited to share with you our list of the best new Halloween books for kids.

In this interview, Jarrett J. Krosoczka talks about the highlights from his career, what he hopes readers will take away from reading his books, and his highly entertaining new YouTube series.

Favorite Visit to Papa’s Farm is a story with many themes: the joy of family; the slow march of change and the inevitable turn of the seasons; and the pleasure of making, learning, and doing things for oneself.

Mommies Work is an enjoyable read with an empowering and positive message despite its apparent simplicity.

AudioFile editors have chosen these five audiobooks to engage young listeners from ages 4-6 (and up) and their families.

WHO LOVES THE DRAGON is sure to be your child’s new favorite book! Highly recommended.

This selfie of Joanna Ho was taken exactly one week before EYES THAT KISS IN THE CORNERS was released into the world.

Join us on this virtual tour for the heartfelt picture book I Miss You Most, by author Cassie Hoyt.

Join us on this virtual book tour for the adorable picture book Who Loves the Dragon? by bestselling author Bianca Schulze and illustrator Samara Hardy.

Harrison Waits is a wonderful story about a young boy who is anxiously waiting for … what? See how Harrison patiently passes the time while he anticipates the arrival of something special he has been looking forward to for a long time.

Join us on this virtual book tour for The Sea in Winter by award-winning author Christine Day.

Happy Love Sprinkles is a charming picture book that makes a thoughtful gift for any young reader who may be shy or needs a little help to find meaningful friendships.

Guardian of the Groceries celebrates the power of imaginative play and its ability to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. It’s a fun story for bored young readers everywhere.

A Day of Pride emphasizes this message: that everyone deserves to love, be loved, and be themselves. Told through simple, rhyming couplets, the story itself is about inclusiveness, acceptance, and joy.

Genny and Bug’s Big Adventures: Genny Faces the Green Knight offers a longer story, in picture book format with plenty of colorful illustrations and dramatic adventure to boot.

Susan R. Stoltz's Imara's Tiara sparkles with great facts about giraffes, lots of interesting information about being a zoologist, and the gorgeous illustrations!

Leigh’s Wheelie Adventures: Squishy Sand manages to be a book that is more about the shared experiences of friendship and determination than about disability.

For kids ages two through twelve, these interactive books are the ones your kids will absolutely love and will reach for again and again.

The Miracle of Monarchs is a fact-filled rhyming story book. Author Cathie Moog shares her insights and photographs of the majestic Monarch butterfly.

Scruffy: Our Loyal Pandemic Pooches and the Good, the Bad, and the Crazy Haircuts We Gave Them would make a lovely gift for any dog-loving family.

Meditation Station, by Susan B. Katz, is an outstanding choice for parents looking to introduce their children to the practice of meditation.

Shani Mahiri King is the father of a nine-year-old daughter and a six-year-old son, for whom he wrote Have I Ever Told You Black Lives Matter (2021).

In this interview, Jarrett J. Krosoczka talks about the highlights from his career, what he hopes readers will take away from reading his books, and his highly entertaining new YouTube series.

The Sea in Winter, written by award-winning author Christine Day, tells the story of Maisie, a seventh-grader who is coming to terms with a knee injury that is keeping her from dancing ballet.

The following five heartwarming kids' books are fantastic choices for blended families—or any child looking for a great read— looking for a new or even similar perspective on navigating the ups and downs of the step-family life.

Join us on this virtual book tour for The Sea in Winter by award-winning author Christine Day.

For kids ages two through twelve, these interactive books are the ones your kids will absolutely love and will reach for again and again.

The Miracle of Monarchs is a fact-filled rhyming story book. Author Cathie Moog shares her insights and photographs of the majestic Monarch butterfly.

Scruffy: Our Loyal Pandemic Pooches and the Good, the Bad, and the Crazy Haircuts We Gave Them would make a lovely gift for any dog-loving family.

AudioFile's best children's audiobooks of 2020 and family listening list includes something for kids of all ages, from little listeners to middle-school kids.

A list of ten yummy cookbooks for kids! The idea of encouraging life-skills and healthy eating habits through sharing kid-friendly recipes makes us so happy.

Six fun Star Wars books for kids that we know you'll love as much as we do. The force is strong in these ones!

Each year a flurry of new Christmas books deck the shelves! Here are our favorites of the year—the best new Christmas books of 2020!

From timeless to fun-to-use to feelgood, these unique gifts for kids, teens, and adults are perfect for giving to any book lovers in your life. We have put together a list of books and goodies that will make hearts sing.

Wildly funny and inventive, this interactive book pulls you, the reader, into the action. Yes, YOU!

YOU, the reader, are the star of the Mightier Than the Sword books. Your survival is not guaranteed. Grab a pencil to write and draw your way through the suspenseful peril in these witty, pun-filled novels.

Recently, a selection of new books was published, giving some perspective of Mister Rogers to the young and old. An entire generation has yet to be introduced to such a gentle-man.

Entertaining and engaging, the Reading Eggs platform is genuinely egg-cellent! It is great for homeschooling families and an excellent supplement for any in-person and remote school learners.

This month, the book that tops off the best-selling middle-grade book list from our affiliate store is a book we featured in Three Kids Books That Explain the United States Constitution To Kids (and Their Grown-Ups): The Constitution Decoded by Katie Kennedy.

Debut author Sean March's Little Wade and Watchtower is a dark, dangerous, and wholly exciting new series for middle grade readers.

In this interview, Jarrett J. Krosoczka talks about the highlights from his career, what he hopes readers will take away from reading his books, and his highly entertaining new YouTube series.

This volume would make a great classroom aid, but Saving Dr. Warren

Scruffy: Our Loyal Pandemic Pooches and the Good, the Bad, and the Crazy Haircuts We Gave Them would make a lovely gift for any dog-loving family.

From timeless to fun-to-use to feelgood, these unique gifts for kids, teens, and adults are perfect for giving to any book lovers in your life. We have put together a list of books and goodies that will make hearts sing.

Each of these unforgettable YA audiobooks is an AudioFile Earphones Award winner.

Gloria Chao discusses her latest young adult fiction book, RENT A BOYFRIEND.

With hilarious scenes and heartfelt young adult musings, RENT A BOYFRIEND is Chao's most entertaining book yet. Highly recommended!  

Writing Boycotts, Strikes, and Marches during such a turbulent time brought home to me the Civil Rights Era’s realities like nothing else.

One-Minute Monologues for Teens is an excellent choice for stars in the making or any teen who could do with a boost to their self-confidence and self-esteem.

One-Minute Monologues for Teens is the latest addition to The Young Actor Series, written by film, television, stage, commercial actor, and acting coach Mike Kimmel.

Debut author Sean March's Little Wade and Watchtower is a dark, dangerous, and wholly exciting new series for middle grade readers.

Whether they tackle issues head-on or use the election as the backdrop for an engaging story, here are some favorite election-themed books for teens!

An understanding of the United States Constitution—and the amendments—will provide them with fuel for getting involved and making a difference. The following books offer up digestible information.

Rosanne A. Brown discusses her debut novel, A SONG OF WRAITHS AND RUIN—already on the New York Time’s Bestseller list!

An intricately detailed and enormously entertaining read, A SONG OF WRAITHS AND RUIN will endlessly entertain teens and adults alike.

Young adult literature is powerful on audio with themes of identity, activism, and friendships. Teens can immerse themselves in these excellent listening experiences.

The Little Prince is a thin book with its mere ninety-eight pages, but don't be fooled; it's a brilliant book meant to be deeply thought about and to encourage you to build castles in the air.

Bradley's Dragons is an excellent choice for readers who enjoy thought-provoking, thrilling, and suspenseful fantasy stories!

Our Friendship Matters is punctuated by a message of hope that there is a future and a way forward through the problem of racial injustice.