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The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary by Jeff Kinney - Book Review
The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary is an illustrated account of the making of the movie by series author and Jeff Kinney provides a behind the scenes look at the casting and the making of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie and its relationship to the Diary of a Wimpy Kid book, the first book in the series

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Starting School in Children's Picture Books
These children's picture books will be of interest to children starting kindergarten or changing grades or schools.

Alphabet Boos - ABC Books for Children
There are a number of different types of alphabet books, from ABC books designed to help teach the alphabet and/or the sounds each letter makes to children's books that use the alphabet to organize material on a particular subject. Here you'll find some excellent examples.

Articles About Picture Books and Tips From Readers
Learn more about picture books with these articles by Children's Books Guide Elizabeth Kennedy and tips from readers about using picture books with children.

Holiday Picture Books - Christmas, Halloween and Other Holidays
Here you'll find holiday picture books for children for many different holidays, including Halloween, Christmas, Hanukkah, Chinese New Year / Lunar New Year, Easter, the Fourth of July and many more.

Wordless Picture Book for Kids
Wordless picture books can delight kids, from preschoolers to middle schoolers, while providing valuable experience in

Picture Books
Recommended Picture Books For Children, including ones that provide a positive image of people from a variety of different cultures.

Reviews of Children's Books Including Picture Books - Board Books - Chapter Books - Award Winning Children's Books and More
Check here for reviews of children's books, including picture books, board books, concept books, chapter books, fairy tales, award winning books, and classics, for various ages, from babies through pre-teens.

Classic Picture Books
These classic children's picture books have continued to be popular for several generations or more. Check here for classics you'll want to share with your children.

Picture Books About Libraries / Librarians
These picture books not only entertain, they also illustrate the value of libraries and librarians.

Children's Books About the Seasons Winter, Spring, Summer Fall
If you're looking for children's picture books and poetry books in picture book format that feature the seasons of the year: spring, summer, fall and winter, as well as seasonal activities like gardening, I recommend these.

Picture Book Biographies
These picture book biographies provide an excellent introduction to men and women of accomplishment that children should know about.

Middle Grade Picture Books by Brian Selznick
Author and illustrator Brian Selznick created a new kind of picture book with the publication of The Invention of Hugo Cabret and subsequent books, novels that incorporate many sequential pages of illustrations to help tell the story.

Oh, the Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss - Graduation Gift
Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss is not only a picture book that kids love, it's also a popular graduation gift, valued for its positive message.

Children's Books - Reading Resources for Parents Teachers and Librarians
Find the reading resources to start your little one on the road to reading, to encourage a reluctant reader, and to encourage your students to read children's books for pleasure and knowledge.

Top Picks: Recommended Children's Books for Babies to Pre-teens
Whether you are looking for books for babies or preteens, for read alouds, for picture or chapter books, for fairy tales or Harry Potter books, you'll find recommended children's books in your Guide's

Bullies and Bullying in Books for Kids to Teens
These recommended books about bullies and bullying include children's books for middle grade and middle school readers and young adult books for teens.

Wonder and Auggie & Me by R.J. Palacio: Book Review
Wonder by R.J. Palacio is an excellent novel about bullying, appearance and acceptance for ages 9-12. I also recommend the companion book Auggie & Me.

Children's Books for Ages 9-12 and Middle School Students
Find a wide range of books for 9-12 year olds and young teens, from fiction and nonfiction books to book series like the Harry Potter series, from classics to contemporary, from children's books for upper elementary students to books for middle school students.

Schooled by Gordon Korman - Middle Grade Novel Bullying
Schooled, a humorous middle grade novel by Gordon Korman, makes good points about bullying in this school story about the impact of one peace-loving boy.

Mother's Day Gifts For Moms Who Love Children's Books
For a special Mother's Day gift for a mother or grandmother, I recommend these five children's picture books and two books for adults based on kids' books.

Hidden, A Graphic Novel About the Holocaust
Hidden is an touching graphic novel that introduces younger children to the Holocaust using age appropriate words and pictures.

Kids' Star Wars Books Fiction, Nonfiction, Humor, LEGO
Learn about Star Wars books kids love, with this sampling of fiction, nonfiction, humor, LEGO and more books for younger kids to teens.

May 2016 Calendar of Children's Books for May Events
May 2016 Calendar of Children's Books has books for Asian Pacific Heritage Month, Latino Books Month, Children's Book Week, Memorial Day and more.

What's New in Kids' Books - Spring 2016
Spring Books Buzz covers the latest news in children's books, including the last Elephant and Piggie book, new braille books, bestsellers and more.

The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney - Book Review
The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney, Cadecott Medal winner for illustration, is an extraordinary wordless picture book retelling of an Aesop's fable.

For Parents
Here are resources that will assist parents in encouraging their children to read through activities, reading aloud, and choosing appropriate books.

Children’s Book Week: When and What Is It?
Celebrate Children's Book Week with your kids the first week in May by celebrating the written word by sharing books and reading aloud to one another.

Children’s Books – Reviews and Articles from About.com
Read reviews of new and classic children's books, meet the authors, and learn to read the best children's books available.

2016 Summer Reading Lists For Kids and Teens
These 2016 and current summer reading lists for kids and teens are among the best, with books for kids in elementary, middle and high school.

Robert McCloskey's Maine Caldecott Winner Books
Here's why Robert McCloskey's Caldecott award-winning picture books set in Maine, Blueberries for Sal and One Morning in Maine, are the books we love best.

Poetry
If you are looking for children's poetry books of all kinds, from classical to humorous, as well as articles and tips for children who want to write poetry, this is for you.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book One in Popular Series
Kids love Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney because of its humorous look at middle school and home life and its format, combining words and cartoons.

Best Poetry Books for Children
These children's poetry books include traditional poems, concrete poetry, nature poetry, humor and more, as well as books for kids about writing poems.

Award-Winning Historical Fiction for Middle Grades
These excellent award-winning books of historical fiction for middle grade readers cover the 1770s to the 1970s.

Award-Winning Historical Fiction for Middle Grades
These excellent award-winning books of historical fiction for middle grade readers cover the 1770s to the 1970s.

Jake Drake Series - Books by Andrew Clements for Ages 7 to 10
The Jake Drake series by Andrew Clements is an appealing chapter book series for ages 7 to 10, grades 2 to 5, featuring entertaining school stories.

Amelia Lost: Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart
Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart by Candace Fleming is the dramatic true story of the famous pilot for middle grade readers.

Book Buying Advice to Help You Select the Right Children's Books
Here you'll find the information you need - book reviews, articles, and

All 25 Elephant and Piggie Books by Mo Willems
All about the Elephant and Piggie sereis by Mo Willems, award-winning books for beginning readers, coming to an end with the 25th and final book.

Best Children's Picture Books About Starting School
These children's picture books about starting school are among the best in reassuring kids starting preschool, daycare, kindergarten or first grade.

Best Children's Picture Books About Starting School
These children's picture books about starting school are among the best in reassuring kids starting preschool, daycare, kindergarten or first grade.

Top Children's Books About Dinosaurs
Good children's books about dinosaurs include a 3D nonfiction book, reference books, picture books and beginning readers.

Calendars of Children's Books
Here you'll find a school year calendar of children's books, an annual calendar and monthly calendars of children's books.

Children's Book Related Events and Organizations
Here you find information about special days, weeks and months related to children's books, such as Picture Book Month in November, and about some of the organizations related to children's books.

Children's Books 101 - An Introduction to Books for Children and the About Children's Books Web site
Learn about the different types of children's books available, how to encourage your child to read children's books, the monthly calendars of children's books and more.

Banned Books Week FAQs
Get current Banned Books Week information, including when it's held, who sponsors it, what the goals of BBW are and available resources.

Book Censorship and Banning of Children's Books
Why is there book censorship and banning of children's books? Who wants to ban books and what are their reasons?

Frequently Challenged Books, Book Censorship Update
My Book Censorship and Banned Books Report focuses on frequently challenged books in the 21st century, particularly children's and teen books.

Magic Tree House Fact Tracker Book List and Overview
There's a Magic Tree House Fact Tracker nonfiction companion book for many of the books in the Magic Tree House fiction series for young readers.

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Why 2016 is a Great Year for Harry Potter Fans
Learn about the Harry Potter books, the Fantastic Beasts movie and other resources that make 2016 a great year for Harry Potter fans.

Why 2016 is a Great Year for Harry Potter Fans
Learn about the Fantastic Beasts movie, the illustrated Harry Potter books and other resources that make 2016 a great year for Harry Potter fans.

Beverly Cleary Children's Book Author of Ramona Quimby
Author Beverly Cleary has delighted children for generations with her humorous, yet realistic, stories about Ramona Quimby and other popular characters.

The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes
The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes is a classic children's picture book about s country bunny whose dream of becoming an Easter Bunny came true.

Ramona's World by Beverly Cleary - Children's Book Review
Ramona's World by Beverly Cleary is the last of 8 amusing books about spunky Ramona Quimby, now a fourth grader, and her family.

Summer Reading List for Teen Boys
Check out this summer reading list for teen boys, with books featuring mystery, zombies, spies, dystopian worlds and more.

Modern Fairy Tales for Teen Girls
Here is a teen books list of modern fairy tales about girls, some for younger kids 12 to 14, others are young adult books for teenagers up to age 18.

Physical and Mental Disabilities
Children's Books about mental and physical disabilities for children of various ages, including preschool and elementary school age children, that deal with blindness, being deaf, amputation, and cerebral palsy, among other things.

Ian's Walk A Story About Autism - Picture Book Review
Ian's Walk: A Story About Autism is a picture book about Ian, a little boy who is autistic, and his sister who both loves and is embarrassed by him.

April 2016 Calendar of Kids' Books for Holidays, Events
My April 2016 Calendar of Children's Books contains recommended kids' books, including books for National Poetry Month and many other events.

Childrens Books about April Fools' Day
Celebrate April Fools' Day with these children's books, including picture books and books for beginning readers.

Holidays and Special Days
Books about Holidays and Other Special Days, from your About.com Children's Books Guide

The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes - Book Review
The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes is a classic short novel for young middle grade readers that effectively addresses the consequences of being a bully.

Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Book Review
Shiloh is a classic middle grade novel about a boy and a dog, written by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor who received the John Newbery Medal for the book.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak - Teen Book Review
The Book Thief, an award-winning novel by Markus Zusak, is recommended for mature teens and adults ready for a complex and moving book about death and war.

Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary - Book Review
Dear Mr. Henshaw, by Beverly Cleary is a humorous and touching short middle grade novel about a boy dealing with his parents' divorce and other issues.

Unwind by Neal Shusterman, Teen Book Review
Unwind by Neal Shusterman is a dystopian thriller for teens. Read this review of the young adult novel to learn more about the serious subjects it covers..

United States Children's Book Awards
Some of the major children's book awards in the United States include awards for a variety of books, including children's picture books, books for beginning readers, informational books and other fiction and nonfiction for kids of all ages, from babies to teens.

Theodor Seuss Geisel Awards Honor Books for Beginning Readers and Creators
The Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal and Geisel Honor Books provide recognition for the authors and illustrators of beginning reader books, children's books designed for beginning readers.

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom: Kid's Rhyming Alphabet Book
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is an amusing alphabet picture book for your children, from babies to six-year-olds, an excellent read aloud and concept book.

Ages 0 to 3, Baby's First Books
Find out about reading to babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, and learn about the types of children's books designed for very young children, including board books, wordless books, and touch-and-feel books.

Best Easter Board Books for Young Children
These Easter board books introduce the holiday to very young children and include the religious story and the story of the Easter Bunny.

Science and Nature
Children love to learn about science and nature when it's interesting and fun, and these science and nature book reviews, booklists, and recommendations will help.

The Hobbit - Best Book Editions for Young People
The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien is a classic fantasy novel and here are editions that children 9 and older and teens will find particularly appealing.

The Nick and Tesla STEM-Based Mystery Series for Kids
The Nick and Tesla middle grade series of books combines mystery and adventure with STEM-based themes and DIY activities for kids who love science.

Interesting Facts About Laura Ingalls Wilder
Learn interesting facts about the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the Little House books about her life as as a pioneer girl starting in the 1870s.

Childrens Picture Books About the Death of a Pet
When a pet dies, these children's picture books about the death of a pet can be a comfort. These kids' books are for children between the ages of 3 and 12.

Children's Book Award Winners/Notable Children's Books in - the US - the UK - Canada - Other Countries
Find out about the most important children's book awards, the winners, and other notable children's books in the U.S., Canada, and the UK.

Authors and Illustrators
Here you'll find articles about children's book authors and illustrators from the About Children's Books Guide, as well as links to biographies and other related sites, and information about library and school visits by children's book authors and illustrators.

Nonfiction Children's Books - transportation - animals - arts - crafts - science and nature - history - reference - biographies - and more
Here you'll find more than a dozen categories of nonfiction children's books for your child. These include: animals, dinosaurs, the arts, crafts, science and nature, history, reference, sports, biographies and autobiographies, religion, holidays, and more.

Junk Drawer Physics - Book of Experiments For 9-14 Year Olds
Find out why Junk Drawer Physics: 50 Awesome Experiments That Don't Cost a Thing will appeal to curious tweens and young teens.

Hana's Suitcase - A True Holocaust Story for Ages 10-14
Hana's Suitcase is a fascinating nonfiction book about the quest to learn more about a child's suitcase from the Holocaust.

Firefly July, A Year of Very Short Poems - Kids' Book
Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems is a terrific collection of seasonal poetry for children compiled by Paul B. Janeczko and illustrated by Melissa. Sweet.

11 Facts About Beatrix Potter, the Creator of Peter Rabbit
Learn all about Beatrix Potter, author and illustrator of The Tale of Peter Rabbit and other classic children's books.

The Boy on the Wooden Box, the Youngest Survivor on Schindler's List
The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible…on Schindler’s List is the memoir of Leon Leyson, the youngest Holocaust survivor on Schindler's List.

Beatrix Potter, The Complete Tales, Including Peter Rabbit
Learn about Beatrix Potter: The Complete Tales, which includes The Tale of Peter Rabbit and other classic children's stories, plus background information.

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers is an informational picture book by Mordicai Gerstein about the daring act of Philippe Petit when he walked across a tightrope at the top of the twin towers of the World Trade Center in 1974, towers destroyed years later in the 2001 terrorist attacks.

10 Facts About Author and Illustrator Patricia Polacco
Learn all about children's book author and illustrator Patricia Polacco: her life, her work and her picture books.

Firetalking by Patricia Polacco
Firetalking by Patricia Polacco is the brief and interesting autobiography for children by the talented author and illustrator of numerous popular children's picture books.

Flora and Ulyses by Kate DiCamillo
Flora & Ulysses features a young girl and ia squirrel with superpowers. It's a funny, and poignant, illustrated middle grade novel for which author Kate DiCamillo was awarded the 2014 John Newbery Medal.

Doll Bones - Creepy Middle Grade Novel
Doll Bones by Holly Black delivers a slightly spooky story for the middle grade reader with patience for a slow moving story.

What is a Graphic Memoir?
What is a graphic memoir? Is it suitable for children? What about graphic nonfiction? Learn about these terms and their meanings.

Knowledge Encyclopedia - DK and Smithsonian Institution
Knowledge Encyclopedia, from DK Publishing in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution, is a large reference book full of spectacular illustrations.

The King's Stilts by Dr. Seuss
The King's Stilts by Dr. Seuss, a delightful picture book, has been reissued in honor of its 75th anniversary.

Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors? Picture Book Biography
Who Says Women Can Be Doctors? is the intriguing picture book biography of Elizabeth Blackwell, the first female doctor in America.

Pippi Longstocking Author Astrid Lindgren Profile
Swedish author Astrid Lindgren may have been best known for her children's books featuring the lovable character Pippi Longstocking, but Lindgren had many other accomplishments as well.

Bill Peet, Author and Illustrator of Children's Books
Bill Peet, author and illustrator of 35 children's books, was also well known as a storyteller and animator for Walt Disney.

Ezra Jack Keats Children's Book Author and Illustrator of The Snowy Day
Author and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats is known for his children's picture books, particularly The Snowy Day, for which he received a Caldecott Medal.

Jean Little Canadian Author of Children's Books Has Big Talent
For years, Canadian children's book author Jean Little has been writing outstanding kids' books for middle grade readers, as well as younger kids.

Children's Book Artist Jerry Pinkney Career Profile
When looking for a children's picture book for your child, look for books illustrated by artist Jerry Pinkney. He won the 2010 Caldecott Medal and has created numerous Caldecott Honor Books and is the recipient of a number of other awards, including the Coretta Scott King Award, for his watercolor illustrations of children's picture books.

Nancy Drew Books Author Carolyn Keene Biography
Mildred Wirt Benson's role as the writer of the text of 23 of the first 25 Nancy Drew books under the direction of Edward Stratemeyer of the Stratemeyer Syndicate wasn't revealed to the public for 50 years. Benson was well known in the midwest as a journalist, and Carolyn Keene was the name given as the author of the Nancy Drew books. The Nancy Drew series has been popular for many years. Has your child read a Nancy Drew book?

Children's Books - The Nancy Drew Series
The Nancy Drew series of mysteries for children has remained popular for decades and has been updated several times. These children's books are very popular with 9-12 year olds. Page 2.

Louis Sachar, Author of Holes and Much More
Louis Sachar is much more than just the author of the children's book

Spotlight on Children's Author Sharon Creech
Author Sharon Creech has won numerous awards for her juvenile fiction for ages 9 to 12. Her books include Walk Two Moons and Love That Dog.

Children's Author Tomie dePaola Biography
Tomie dePaola has illustrated or written and illustrated several hundred kids' books - folktales, nursery rhymes and books about his childhood.

Strong Female Characters in Children's Books
Learn how to find children's books with strong female characters with these recommended books for a wide range of ages and other resources.

Books for Boys - Recommended by Librarians
Librarians Recommend Books for Boys - If you are looking for books for boys, get recommendations from those who know what appeals to boys - librarians. These recommended reading lists of children's books for boys are made up of books that librarians have found boys particularly enjoy.

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick Review
While The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick is 500+ pages long and a novel for ages 9-14, more than half of the pages are illustrations, a unique and appealing format that earned Selznick the Caldecott Medal.

The 39 Clues Book Series For Tweens
The 39 Clues book series is popular with kids ages 8-12. The series is full of adventure and mystery as a brother and sister try to save their family.

Children's Books About Earth Day and the Environment
These children's books focus on popular characters protecting the environment and/or Earth Day activities. Use them for Earth Day and year-round.

African/African American
Children's Books about Africa and African Americans

Multicultural/Various Cultures
Children's books about Native Americans, Irish folktales and Jewish culture as well as multicultural children's books

If You Like Harry Potter
Get the latest rumors and facts about Harry Potter Book Six, information about the Harry Potter books and censorship, plus recommended books for fans of Harry Potter, from About Children's Books.

Reluctant Readers
Books That Can Help Encourage Children To Read

Graphic Memoirs
Learn about some of the best graphic memoirs, nonfiction books, for middle grade readers.

Historical Fiction
Children's Historical Fiction By Time Period And Reading Level From U.S. And Canadian Libraries And Other Sources

Interviews with Authors and Illustrators of Books for Kids and Teens
Read interviews of authors and illustrators of children's books and/or books for teens. Learn about their work and challenges some of them have faced, including censorship of their work.

Readers Responses to Authors and Illustrators
Readers respond with their opinions of certain authors and illustrators of children's books and books for teens. Share your opinions also.

Fairy Tales and Folktales for Children
Links To Scholarly Research On Fairy Tales Online Versions Of Fairy Tales And Bibliographies Of Fairy Tale books, Including Cinderella With An Emphasis On Grimm's Fairy Tales plus reviews of children's books of folktales and fairy tales

Series for Tweens and Teens - Book Series Fiction for Grades 4-8
Learn about some of the most popular series in children's books for 9-12 year olds, tweens and young teens. These include the Harry Potter series, the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan, the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and more book series fiction.

2015 Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal Winner and Honor Books
The 2015 Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal winner and Sibert Honor Books are terrific books for kids who love facts and learning about people, history, animals and more.

Loot: How to Steal a Fortune - Middle Grade Mystery
Loot: How to Steal a Fortune is fun reading for middle grade kids who enjoy adventure with a twist, endearing young protagonists and a good story.

The Night Gardener, Haunting Kids' Fantasy Novel
The Night Gardener, a haunting middle grade novel with a Victorian flavor, will appeal to readers who enjoy ghostly fantasies.

2015 Coretta Scott King Book Awards for Kids' Books by African Americans
The 2015 Coretta Scott King Book Awards honor outstanding books by African American authors and illustrators that affirm the African American experience.

Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere - Middle Grade Novel
Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere is the dramatic tale of the impact of Hurricane Katrina on a girl and her family in the Ninth Ward, New Orleans.

Absolutely Almost - Middle Grade Fiction About Self-Esteem, Bullying
Absolutely Almost is the story of fifth grader Albie, who has to learn to deal with learning problems, loneliness, bullying and parental expectations.

Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling
This collection of classic Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling features illustrations by Robert Ingpen

How They Choked: Failures, Flops, and Flaws of the Awfully Famous
How They Choked: Failures, Flops, and Flaws of the Awfully Famous is another witty, irreverent and carefully researched nonfiction history book by Georgia Bragg, author of How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous.

Top 10 Fairy Tale Books With a Twist for Middle Grade Readers
These fairy tales with a twist for middle grade readers turn traditional tales upside down with a lot of humor, drama and adventure.

The Wildwood Chronicles - Middle Grade Fantasy Novels
The Wildwood Chronicles by Colin Meloy, with illustrations by Carson Ellis, is a series of long fantasy novels for kids that feature two present-day middle school students living in Portland Oregon and their dramatic adventures in the Impassable Woods.

The Lemonade War First Book in Popular Kids' Series About Siblings
The Lemonade War, the first book in a series by Jacqueline Davies, is an entertaining story of sibling rivalry between fourth grader Evan and his younger sister, Jessie, resulting in a lemonade war between the siblings.

The Crossover - 2015 John Newbery Medal Winner
The Crossover by Kwame Alexander is a quick and compelling novel in verse about basketball and life.

Chu's First Day of School - Funny Picture Book
Chu's First Day of School is a humorous picture book I recommend for young children starting school for the first time.

The Traditional Tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Learn about the history of the story Goldilocks and the Three Bears and a number of recommended traditional retellings of the tale in picture book format.

Adoption
Children's Books about adoption for children of various ages, including babies, toddlers, preschool age, primary, and intermediate.

Children's Books about Bullies and Bullying
Hearing and reading children's books about the experiences of other children with bullies and bullying, can help your child cope with bullies and understand how terrible it is to bully others.

Chapter Books
Recommended Chapter Books For Children Of Various Age Levels And Interests

Children's Books - Classic Children's Literature
Here are booklists, articles, and reviews of classic children's literature appropriate for 6-10 year olds, including children's books ranging from picture books to novels.

Children's Books that Emphasize Health and Wellness Issues
These children's books emphasize health and wellness issues, such as visiting the dentist, exercising, mental health, and good nutrition.

Children's Books about School - Starting school - making friends - dealing with problems
Check here for recommended children's books about starting school, making friends, learning to read, and dealing with school problems.

Divorce and Families in Crisis
Book reviews and booklists of children's books about divorce and families in crisis for both older and younger children.

Death Illness and Disease
Children's Books about illness, disease, and death designed for children of various ages, including preschool, primary, and intermediate age and including such subjects as Alzheimer's Disease, cancer, AIDS, diabetes, and the death of a loved one.

Nontraditional Families
Children's Books about nontraditional families, including gay, lesbian, and multiracial families for younger and older children.

Series
From beginning readers to middle school students, there are children's books series available. Whether you child is just learning to read, is a reluctant reader, or an enthusiastice independent reader, you should be able to find a suitable children's book series.

Children's Book Reviews for Ages 6 to 10 Picture Books Books for Beginning and Independent Readers
Here are book reviews of children's books for children 6-10, from picture books to beginning readers to books for independent readers.

Children's Books - Children's Cookbooks
Learn about some of the best children's cookbooks, those with lots of illustrations, clear directions, and extra features. Find the right book for the child who wants to learn to cook.

Asia, Asian Americans
Children's Books about Asia and/or Asian Americans

Hispanic/Latino
Children's Books with Hispanic or Latino Characters

Children's Books about Politics / Elections in the United States
Check here for recommended children's books that feature politics and elections in the United States, from the election of a class president in elementary school to the presidential election.

Life Lessons/Issues in Children's Books
Find children's books here that help children to cope with death, divorce, adoption, prejudice, mental and physical disabilities, and other serious issues.

Notable Children's Books - Booklists
Check here for annual booklists of the most notable children's books in such categories as picture books, fiction, and books about specific subjects or themes.

Children's Books about the Changing Seasons Fall Winter Spring Summer
Check here for children's books about the seasons of the year: winter, spring, summer, and fall. Find a book for your child here.

Tolerance/Racism/Prejudice
Children's Books about tolerance, racism, and prejudice, both fiction and non-fiction for children.

Children's Books About Sports - Children's Sports Books
Encourage your sports loving child to read sports stories with these children's books of sports stories about some of their favorite sports, including children's books about soccer, basketball, baseball, gymnastics, wrestling, football, and other sports.

U.S. State Award Winners
Books Chosen By Children To Win The Official State Award

Strong Female Characters
Children's books that feature strong and resourceful females, both girls and women, including females from a variety of cultures and those in nontraditional roles

Values/Character Education
Character education resources, bibliographies, booklists, and articles related to teaching values through children's books.

Young Adult Books - Children's Books for Children 12 and Older
Children's Books: Young Adult Category - These annotated booklists and articles about young adult books, books for children 12 and older, will assist you in selecting books for your children or students.

Children's Books for Ages 3-6: Pre- to Beginning Readers
These children's books will encourage a love of reading in children from 3 to 6; they include picture books to read aloud to your child, classics, and books for beginning readers.

Books for Ages 6-10: Learning to Read
Hook your child on reading children's books with picture books, chapter books, classics, read alouds, read alones, and children's book series.

Waht You Need to Know Before You Buy Children's Books
If you are looking for books for children, from babies to pre-teens, check here for tips before you buy to ensure that your selection is an appropriate one for the child's age, interest, maturity, and reading level.

Children's Books Blogs - Blogs About Children's Books
Get the latest news about childrens books from these children's books blogs from your About Children's Books Guide, children's authors, children's librarians, and others. These children's books blogs include news, reviews, links, and more.

Children's Books Glossary - Glossary of Terms Related to Children's Books - Definitions
Children's Books Glossary: If you are looking for definitions of words, phrases, acronyms, and abbreviations associated with children's books, you'll find them in the About.com Children's Books Glossary.

Classics
Find out all about children's books that have stood the test of time and remained in print for several generations or more and become classics, as well as children's books that have become

More Authors and Illustrators of Children's Books
This directory of links will take you to the websites, generally the

Pop-up Books - Pop-up Books Appeal to Children and Adults
Pop-up books are not just for children. With elaborate paper engineering, pop-up books appeal to both children and adults.

Top Picks - Recommended Children's Books by Author/Illustrator
If you are looking for children's books by a favorite author or illustrator, Check here for recommended books by top children's book authors and illustrators.

School and Library Visits by Children's Book Authors and Illustrators
Here's the information you need to schedule a school or library visit by a children's book author or illustrator.

For Teachers
Here teachers and other educators will find lesson plans and ideas, articles, booklists, and other information on using children's literature, including a variety of children's books: picture books, chapter books, non-fiction and fiction, in the Pre-K-12 classroom.

Publishing Advice and Tips for Aspiring Children's Book Authors and Illustrators
Here are links and articles that provide valuable publishing advice and tips for writers and illustrators of children's books, including information on writing, illustrating, submitting, and publishing children's books.

Graphic Novels/Comics
YA Books: Graphic novels, manga, and comic books that will appeal to teens.

Children's Books About Jewish LIfe and Culture
Check here for articles, organizations, reviews, and booklists related to Jewish life and culture in children's books.

Libraries
U.S. And Canadian Library Resources For Those Interested In Children's Books

Mysteries
Mystery Books for Younger and Older Children

Online Literature
Children's literature, including folktales and classic children's books that can be found online

Children's Books about Sports - Olympics - Basketball - Baseball
These nonfiction children's books include books about the Olympics and books about individual sports, including basketball, baseball, and more.

Humorous Middle Grade Novels
These amusing books include both traditional novels and novels that include cartoons and comic strips along with the text.

Bilingual/Foreign Language
Children's Books Written In Languages Other Than English

Read Alouds
Articles about why reading aloud to your children is important and other online reasources, including children's book lists of great read alouds.

The Arts
Books about the visual arts, literary arts and performing arts.

Fantasy and Science Fiction
In addition to fantasy books and science fiction books, there are also a lot of books with a mixture of each that kids enjoy.

Nonfiction Books About History
These books vary from books of narrative nonfiction to reference books, but all are well-researched and written.

Kids' Crafts Books
From books about knotting and knitting to books about making all kinds of crafts, here are a variety of books to chose from.

Concept Books
These books teach such basic concepts as color, shapes and numbers. Many of them teach through entertaining stories. They include board books and picture books.

Realistic Fiction for Middle Grade Readers
These books of realistic fiction are novels for middle grade readers that deal with issues important to young people.

Children's Books: Censorship / Banned and Challenged Books
Learn about the censorship of children's books, the banning of the Harry Potter books, the most challenged children's books, the position of the American Library Association (ALA), organizations on both sides, and why people are for, or against, banning books.

Children's Books - Multicultural - Bilingual - Culture and Tradition
Recommended Multicultural Children's Books Which Feature African-American Asian-American Hispanic-Latino And Native-American Cultures

Children's Book Publishers and Information on Getting Published for Writers and Illustrators
Learn all about publishers of children's books as well as how to get published, including information for both children's book authors and illustrators.

Children's Books by Theme Subject Genre - Subject List of Kids Books
Look here for children's books by theme or subject, including books about death, school life, prejudice, health, family life, and divorce, as well as books that feature birthdays, America, holidays, seasons, elections, and more.

Short Story Collections
These short stories include short stories for a wide range of ages, as well as stories from a variety of countries and cultures.

Inside Journey - Picture Book by Aaron Becker
Journey, an award-winning wordless picture book celebrates imagination in the captivating story of a bored child, a red marker and an amazing adventure.

Journey by Aaron Becker - Publication Information
Get publication information for Journey, the wordless picture book by Aaron Becker, which was named a Caldecott Honor Book for picture book illustration.

Artist Aaron Becker on His Wordless Journey Trilogy
Artist Aaron Becker, whose first children's book, Journey, an award-winning wordless picture book for kids, talks about his art and his Journey trilogy.

Children's Poetry Books About the Seasons of the Year
Celebrate spring, summer, fall and winter with these illustrated children's poetry books about the seasons.

Mary Pope Osborne - Interview With Magic Tree House Series Author
In this interview with author Mary Pope Osborne, learn about the author of the Magic Tree House series and her children's books.

Langston Hughes Poetry Books for Children
These Langston Hughes poetry books for children are ones I consider the best; they are all illustrated by award-winning artists.

Tsunamis: Nonfiction Kids' Books
These nonfiction children's books about tsunamis use words, photographs, diagrams and maps to explain how and where tsunamis form and the devastation they cause.

DK Eyewitness Books World War I - Publication Info
Get publication details about DK Eyewitness World War I, an excellent illustrated nonfiction history book for kids.

Best Children's Picture Books About Libraries and Librarians
These children's picture books about libraries and librarians include excellent children's books for preschoolers to middle schoolers.

Inside DK Eyewitness World War I - Kids' Nonfiction Book
Learn about the contents of DK Eyewitness World War I, an illustrated nonfiction book that brings history to life for middle grade readers.

Favorite Board Books by Sandra Boynton
Here are 10 of my favorite Board books by Sandra Boynton, 3 of which are large format board books. They include many of her popular animals, including Pookie.

Madeline 75th Anniversary Edition Publication Info
Here's all the publication information about the boxed 75th anniversary edition of the picture book Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans.

The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories by Dr. Seuss
The Bippolo Seed is one of two Dr. Seuss picture books containing the

Hans Christian Andersen and his Fairy Tales
You might be surprised to find out how many of the children's books of fairy tales your child particularly enjoys are versions of Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales. Learn more about the life and work of Andersen and find out why one of his fairy tales might be just the special children's book to delight your child.

All About the Lost Stories of Dr. Seuss
Learn all about the so called

Horton
Horton and the Kwuggerbug and More Lost Stories by Dr. Seuss is one of two children's picture books containing some of the stories by Seuss that originally appeared in magazines.

Madeline - All About the 75th Anniversary Edition
Learn all about the 75th anniversary edition of Madeline, the classic children's picture book by Ludwig Bemelmans, and what makes it special.

Grimm's Fairy Tales and Other Versions
Before you select a book of fairy tales for your child, get information on scholarly research and versions of popular Grimm's fairy tales, such as Cinderella, which were originally written for adult audience and not for a child. Now, some of the most popular children's books are based on the fairy tales by the brothers Grimm.

Snakeopedia Publication Information and More on Reptiles
Snakeopedia publication information includes the length, recommended age range, publisher and ISBN number of the nonfiction book for kids.

How To Hold a Storytime For Preschoolers
Is your preschooler ready for a storytime? If so, here's some advice on holding a preschool storytime using children's books that make great read alouds for your child.

What’s inside Snakeopedia- Nonfiction Kids' Book
Snakeopedia is a nonfiction book filled with colorful photos and information to interest kids who love snakes and science and want to know more about these fascinating reptiles.

Funny Boys! Books for Fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Funny Boys! Books for Fans of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series includes 10 recommended books for middle grade, including middle school, readers who enjoy humorous books like the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.

Little House Books by Laura Ingalls Wilder – Children’s Classics
The Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder include a series of children's books of historical fiction based on her childhood as a pioneer girl.

Pablo Picasso - Kids' Art Book Publication Information
The Pablo Picasso: Meet the Artist! publication page includes information about the nonfiction interactive kids' book, including the ISBN and the publisher.

Alexander Calder - Kids' Book Publication Information
The Alexander Calder: Meet the Artist! publication page provides basic information about the nonfiction kids' book, including the publisher and ISBN.

Pablo Picasso: Meet the Artist! Kids' Interactive Book
Pablo Picasso: Meet the Artist! is an intriguing, interactive nonfiction book for kids 8 and older.

Castle Diary The Journal of Tobias Burgess - Children's Historical Fiction
For the 9 to 13 year old child who loves historical fiction, an oversize picture book of historical fiction like Castle Diary by Richard Platt, may be perfect book. Castle Dairy purports to be the thirteenth century journal of a child, 11 year old Tobias Burgess, and covers the year (1285) he spends as a page at the castle of his uncle.

Alexander Calder: Meet the Artist! Kids' Book
Alexander Calder: Meet the Artist! is a colorful interactive nonfiction children's book with pop-up and lift the flap features.

How to Read Aloud to Your Child - About.com Parenting
Here are some tips to help you read aloud to your child using a variety of children's books, including picture books, classics, chapter books, and other children's books that make great read alouds.

New Cover Art by Kazu Kibuishi for Harry Potter Books
The new 2013 cover artwork for the Harry Potter books is by Kazu Kibuishi, who is an award-winning illustrator. See the new cover art for book one in the series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.

Harry Potter After 15 Years - Popularity Statistics
In the 15 years since the publication in the U.S. of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, how popular has the Harry Potter series become. Check out the popularity statistics and find out what else has changed.

How To Arrange an Author's School Visit
A school visit by the author or illustrator of a children's book can be an event that encourages an interest in reading the book and writing on the part of each child involved.

Lady Liberty A Biography - Picture Book About Statue of Liberty
Lady Liberty: A Biography by Doreen Rappaport, with illustration by Matt Tavares, is the fascinating story of the building of the Statue of Liberty, from the idea to the fund raising to the design to the building to its unveiling.

African American Poetry and Poetry - Children's Book Review
Poetry for Young People: African American Poetry is an excellent collection of poetry for children 8 and older, especially ages 10 to 14.

The Scraps Book by Lois Ehlert
The Scraps Books is an account by collage artist and author of the joy she finds in illustrating and writing children's picture books and how she approaches their creation.

The Very Fairy Princess Follows Her Heart - Picture Book
The Very Fairy Princess Follows Her Heart is one of a series of picture books by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton, with this one about a Valentine's Day celebration.

Dragon's Gate by Laurence Yep
Dragon’s Gate by Laurence Yep blends Chinese and American history in 1867 in this coming-of-age novel, part of the series Golden Mountain Chronicles.

Tsunamis: Witness to Disaster
Tsunamis: Witness to Disaster is a good nonfiction book for middle grade readers interested in both the science and the actual experience of tsunamis.

Little White Duck: A Childhood in China
Little White Duck: A Childhood in China, a memoir in words and pictures, is by Na Liu. Published in a graphic novel format, it is illustrated by Andres Vera Martinez and recommended for ages 9-12.

Origami Yoda Books - Kids' Series by Tom Angleberger
The Origami Yoda series by Tom Angleberger is now complete. The six book series for middle grade readers is filled with middle school humor and fun.

Cat Talk - Children's Picture Book and Poetry Book
Cat Talk is a beautifully illustrated picture book that is also an excellent poetry book for children.

How They Croaked The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous - Book Review
How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous is gruesome, funny nonfiction that middle school students love. It is well-researched by Georgia Bragg, with funny illustrations by Kevin O'Malley.

The Westing Game - Book Review of Middle Grade Classic
The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin is not only a Newbery Medal winner, it is also a classic humorous mystery for middle grade readers.

Ballpark Mysteries Series - Early Chapter Books
The Ballpark Mysteries series by David A. Kelly, early chapter books illustrated by Mark Meyers, features mysteries that take place in different Major League ballparks and are solved by young cousins Mike and Kate.

Where the Wild Things Are Book by Maurice Sendak
Where the Wild Things Are, the book by Maurice Sendak, is not only a Caldecott Medal winner, it has also had a lasting impact on children's literature.

Love to Mama - Children's Poetry Book - Latino Poets Celebrate Mothers
Thirteen Latino poets celebrate mothers and grandmothers in Pat Mora's Love to Mam: A Tribute to Mothers, illustrated by Paula S. Barragan M. If you are looking for a very special book for your child, or your mother or grandchild, I recommend this children's poetry book.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
If you are looking for a picture book for your child that children love to look at and hear again and again, try The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, one of his many popular children's picture books. Your child will enjoy hearing the story again and again.

John Henry Picture Book by Julius Lester
In John Henry, a picture book, author Julius Lester and artist Jerry Pinkney bring African American folk hero John Henry to life.

Lois Lowry Author Two-Time Newbery Medal Winner For The Giver and Number the Stars
Author Lois Lowry received a Newbery Medal for two of her books: Number the Stars and The Giver.

International Children's Book Day - What & When Is ICBD
Check this FAQ to learn all about International Children's Book Day (ICBD), including when it is and what that has to be with Hans Christian Andersen.

The Tiger Rising Children's Book by Kate DiCamillo
The Tiger Rising, by award-winning author Kate DiCamillo, was a National Book Award finalist. Learn more about this extraordinary middle grade novel.

Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo, Book and Movie
Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo, a Newbery Honor Book, is both poignant and humorous. I recommend both the middle grade novel and the movie.

First Day Jitters - Picture Book About Starting School
First Day Jitters, a picture book about starting school, has a funny surprising twist at the end. It's fun for kids and teacher alike.

The Amelia Bloomer Project Recommended Feminist Books For Youth
The Amelia Bloomer Project recognizes children’s books and young adult books that feature strong female characters in its annual online bibliography.

The Wall - Picture Book About A Visit to Vietnam War Memorial
The Wall by Eve Bunting, the story of a visit to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, is a good picture book for Memorial Day, Veterans Day or any other day.

My People by Langston Hughes Picture Book Review
My People by Langston Hughes is accompanied by stunning photographs by Charles R. Smith, Jr. in this beautiful children's poetry book.

The Hunger Games Series - Books, Awards, Controversy
The Hunger Games Trilogy consists of three dystopian young adult novels: The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay. The three YA books appeal to both teens and adults and have been popular with reluctant readers who read well but generally aren't that interested in reading.

Wonderstruck Children's Book by Brian Selznick
Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick, like The Invention of Hugo Cabret for which Brian Selznick won the Randolph Caldecott Medal, combines words and illustrations in a dramatic work of children's fiction for middle grade readers.

World Read Aloud Day - What and When Is It and Why Should You Care?
World Read Aloud Day focuses attention on the need for literacy worldwide and the impact parents can have on their children's literacy by reading aloud children's books to them.

Cassandra Clare - Author of the Popular Mortal Instruments Series
Read this profile of Mortal Instrument series author Cassandra Clare. Learn more about the author, who also wrote The Infernal Devices Trilogy.

Laurie Halse Anderson - Award Winning Young Adult Author
Here is an author profile on Laurie Halse Anderson, award winning author of young adult books whose books for teens have been banned and subject to challenges as well as praised and honored with awards.

The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson - Picture Book Review
Read about The Gruffalo, a children's picture book by Julia Donaldson, in this book review and learn why it is such a good read aloud for young children.

Mary Engelbreit's Nutcracker - Christmas Picture Book Review
Mary Engelbreit's Nutcracker is a festive Christmas picture book retelling of Hoffman's classic 1816 tale of The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. This book review of the children's picture book covers the story and the illustrations.

The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp
The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp features title characters who are raccoons who help a boy save his family's East Texas cafe in the novel by award-winning author Kathi Appelt.

Cynthia Rylant Award Winning Author of Children's Books
Cynthia Rylant is an award winning author of children's books, several of which celebrate her roots in Appalachia.

Current Trends in Children's Literature 2013
What are the current trends in children's literature. Find out from Guide Elizabeth Kennedy's interview with the 2013 president of the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the ALA.

Video Book Talks - Middle Grade Books
Watch these five videos for recommended middle grade books and then use the reading lists to comparison shop online or to look for books at your local library or bookstore.

The Story of Ferdinand - Children's Picture Book Review
The Story of Ferdinand, a gentle bull, is a classic children's picture book by Munro Leaf that has been popular for more than 75 years.

The Magic Tree House Book Series by Mary Pope Osborne
Read about Books #1-28 in the Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne and make a copy of the book list of the popular kids' books to take with you to your local library or bookstore.

Historical Fiction for Kids
Historical fiction for kids - traditional novels, picture books and graphic novels - can engage and educate middle grade, as well as younger, kids.

Author Kate DiCamillo Writing Process and Interview
Author Kate DiCamillo has won numerous awards for her children's books, including a Newbery Medal and Newbery honors and being named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature in 2014.

Author & Illustrator Maurice Sendak Career Biography
Maurice Sendak's children's picture books, including Where the Wild Things Are, have had a major impact on children's literature.

Scientists in the Field Nonfiction Series for Kids
The Scientists in the Field series is an excellent nonfiction book series for tweens and teens ages 9-14. Well-written and beautifully illustrated with color photographs each book tells the story of a particular scientist or scientific investigation in the field, adding to readers knowledge about the subject as well as careers in science.

Children's Book - The Lincolns, A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary
If you are looking for a children's nonfiction book that provides a biography of both Abraham Lincoln and his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, I recommend The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary.

Children's Books About Abe Lincoln - Abe's Honest Words - The Life of Abraham Lincoln
Abe's Honest Words: The Life of Abraham Lincoln by Doreen Rappaport, with dramatic illustrations by Kadir Nelson, briefly covers Lincoln's entire life.

Children's Books About Abraham Lincoln - 10 Days Abraham Lincoln - children's nonfiction history book
The children's book 10 Days Abraham Lincoln, is an unusual biography of Abraham Lincoln, which focuses on 10 key days in Lincoln's life.

Children's Books About Abraham Lincoln - Abe Lincoln The Boy Who Loved Books
If you are looking for children's books about Abraham Lincoln, here is one I recommend. Abe Lincoln: The boy who loved books. Abe Lincoln: The boy who loved books is a picture book biography that will appeal to 6-10 year olds.

All About Abraham Lincoln - Photos, History and More
Learn more about Abraham Lincoln, his life and his presidency with these resources, which include historic photographs, a timeline, quotations and more.

Top 5 Children's Books About Abraham Lincoln
If you are looking for good children's books about Abraham Lincoln, I have some biographies to recommend, including Lincoln Shot: A President Remembered, Abe's Honest Words: The Life of Abraham Lincoln, and three other top picks.

Otis by Loren Long
My best illustrated children's books of 2009 include Otis, a picture book about an appealing farm tractor, written and illustrated by Loren Long.

The Curious Garden by Peter Brown
The Curious Garden by Peter Brown is on my list are the best illustrated children's books of 2009 because of the exuberant and wildly imaginative illustrations by Brown.

Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2009 - Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed by Mo Willems
My best illustrated children's books of 2009 list includes Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed, written and illustrated by Mo Willems.

Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2009 - Duck Rabbit
Duck! Rabbit!, a very funny book by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, is one of my best illustrated children's books of 2009 because of the entertaining illustrations by Tom Lichenheld.

Summer Reading List for Teen Girls
Here is a summer reading list for teen girls. Refer to it to find the top reads of the season for teenage girls.

Looking Like Me by Walter Dean Myers, Illustrated by Christopher Myers
My best illustrated children's books of 2009 list includes Looking Like Me by Walter Dean Myers and Christopher Myers, which is illustrated with mixed media artwork. Take a look at the cover art and get an idea of why I think Looking Like Me and the other books on my list are the best illustrated children's books of 2009.

Tsunami by Kimiko Kajikawa, Illustrated by Ed Young
The best illustrated children's books of 2009 include Tsunami by Kimiko Kajikawa, mixed media illustrations by Ed Young.

All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon, Illustrated by Marla Frazee
My best illustrated children's books of 2009 list includes the heartwarming picture book All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon and Marla Frazee.

My People by Langston Hughes
The best illustrated children's books of 2009 range from a wordless picture book illustrated with watercolors and pencil to My People, a poetry book by Langston Hughes illustrated with magnificent photographs. Take a look at the cover art and get an idea of why I think My People and the other books on my list are the best illustrated children's books of 2009.

The Lion and the Mouse Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
Many of the artists on my best illustrated kids' books of 2009 list, including Jerry Pinkney who created a stunning wordless picture book of one of Aesop's fables: The Lion & the Mouse, have won numerous awards for their children's picture book illustrations. Take a look at the cover art and get an idea of why I think these are the best illustrated children's books of 2009. The best illustrated children's books of 2009 have a variety of types of illustration.

Maximum Ride Series-What You Need to Know About this Blockbuster Fantasy Series
Here is an overview of the Maximum Ride series, a blockbuster fantasy series for teens by James Patterson.

Contemporary Biographies and Memoirs for Teens List
These contemporary biographies, autobiographies and memoirs will appeal to teens who enjoy nonfiction and reading about life and people today.

Author Spotlight Ellen Hopkins: Poet, Writer, and Advocate for Teens
Learn more about Ellen Hopkins a poet and writer and best selling author of young adult books, including Crank, Tricks, and other novels in verse for teens.

Walter Dean Myers on Censorship: Defending the Right to Read
Learn about acclaimed author Walter Dean Myers and his views on censorship.Learn about some of his most challenged books for teens: Fallen Angels, Hoops, and Monster.

Crank by Ellen Hopkins - Teen Book Review
Read this review of Crank by Ellen Hopkins, the bestselling young adult author of the Crank trilogy.

It's So Amazing! A Book About Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies and Families
It's So Amazing! A Book About Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies and Families is a nonfiction book about reproduction, birth and babies, by Robie H. Harris, with illustrations by Michael Emberley.

Crank Trilogy: What You Need To Know About Crank, Glass, and Fallout
Here is an overview of the Crank trilogy by young adult author Ellen Hopkins.Learn more about Crank, Glass, and Fallout in the popular trilogy of books for teens.

It's Not the Stork A Book About Girls, Boys, Babies, Bodies
It's Not the Stork A Book About Girls, Boys, Babies, Bodies, Families and Friends is a nonfiction book designed to answer young kids questions about where they came from and about boys and girls. The author is Robie H. Harris and the illustrator is Michael Emberley.

Who Has What All About Girls' Bodies and Boys' Bodies - Book
Tee sex education book Who Has What All About Girls' Bodies and Boys' Bodies by Robie H. Harris combines a picture books format with factual information about boys' bodies and girls' bodies, including the proper terms for for describing parts of the body, including female and male body parts.

Teen Book Review: Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers
Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers is a young adult book about a soldier's view of the Vietnam War.

What Is a Dystopia? - Novels and Teens
Frequently asked questions about dystopian novels for teens. These novels portray a dark and grim world where citizens are oppressed by the government.

Ellen Hopkins on Censorship: A Powerful Advocate for Teens and the Right to Read
Ellen Hopkins has strong views on censorship and is a powerful advocate for teens and the right to read.

Children's Books About Sex and Sexual Health
It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health by Robie H. Harris is a comprehensive nonfiction book for kids with illustrations by Michael Emberley.

Christmas Picture Books for Children
Here are 10 recommended Christmas picture books for children by such popular authors and illustrators as Chris Van Allsburg, Jan Brett, and Tomie dePaola.

Children's Cookbooks Based on Favorite Children's Books
These kids' cookbooks based on favorite children's books will inspire kids to make green eggs and ham, Little House and Winnie-the-Pooh treats & more.

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins - Book Review
Mockingjay is book 3 of The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins and this review includes a summary of the story and an age recommendation for readers.

Chilren's Books of Irish Folktales and Fairy Tales
These children's books of Irish folktales and fairy tales are for St. Patrick's Day and any other day you're looking for kids' books of tales from Ireland.

11 Children's Picture Books About Gardens and Gardening
Celebrate the growing season with these children's picture books about gardens and gardening, which include city gardens and country gardens.

12 Best Easter Picture Books for Children
These children's Easter picture books, the 12 best I've found, feature stories and illustrations about the Easter Bunny, the Easter Bible story and spring.

Women's History in Children's Books
These children's books about women's history include true stories about women who made a difference in civil rights, science, politics, education and more.

10 Classic Novels for Teens
Here are 10 of the best classic novels for teens that are often taught in American high schools.

Coraline, by Neil Gaiman - Summary and Review
Coraline, a children's book by Neil Gaiman, is enormously popular with 8-12 year olds for good reasons, including the fact that it's delightfully creepy.

My Side of the Mountain By Jean Craighead George
My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George is an award-winning adventure story about a 12 year old boy who runs away to live on his own in the woods.

A Woman in the House (and Senate) - Nonfiction Kids' Book
A Woman in the House (and Senate) is an entertaining well-written nonfiction book about some of the women who made history as members of the U.S. Congress.

March 2016 Calendar of Children's Books
My March calendar of children's books has books for Easter, spring, the birthdays of Dr. Seuss, Kate DiCamillo and others, Women's History Month and more.

Harry Potter Controversy About Banning the Books
What is the Harry Potter controversy? The release of each Harry Potter book has been controversial, with challenges and book banning attempts.

The Hunger Games By Suzanne Collins Book Review
The Hunger Games book review covers the first book in the dystopian trilogy by Suzanne Collins, recommended for teens, two dark for younger kids.

The Magic Tree House Merlin Missions (Books #29 and Up)
The Magic Tree House books subtitled A Merlin Mission (books #29 and up in the series) are more advanced than Books #1-28 but also enormously popular.

The Help by Kathryn Stockett - Good for Teen Book Clubs
The Help is a good choice for mother/daughter book clubs at which teens and their moms discuss friendship, segregation, courage, and equal rights.

The Notorious Benedict Arnold by Steve Sheinkin
The Notorious Benedict Arnold by Steve Sheinkin is an award-winning nonfiction book for teen readers. The story follows the colorful and tragic life of the ambitious Benedict Arnold whose decision to help the British changed the outcome of the American Revolution.

Interview With Ellen Hopkins: Crank Trilogy For Teens
Learn about Ellen Hopkins bestselling author of the frequently challenged Crank Trilogy and other novels in verse for young adults.

Young Adult Author Ellen Hopkins Interview: On Censorship Challenges to Crank
Read this interview with Ellen Hopkins author of Crank one of the most challenged books of 2010 to learn about why people objected to the book and how Hopkins responded. Page 2.

Dark Fantasy Books for Teens - Teen Books Like Twilight
Here is a list of dark fantasy books for teens who like Twilight. Refer to this list to find dark fantasy books for teens. Check out these teen books like Twilight.

Children's Audio Books for Home and Summer Travel
Audiobooks can provide hours of enjoyment for kids at home or when your family is traveling. There are lots of benefits of listening to audio books.

In Praise of Children's Audiobooks - Benefits for Kids
Audiobooks can really benefit children and there are a lot to choose from, including ones you can buy, borrow, or download for free.

The 2016 Coretta Scott King Book Awards Winners
The 2016 Coretta Scott King Book Awards honor a variety of excellent children's books and young adult books by African American authors and illustrators.

Reading Lists for Teens - Top Teen Reads for Year Round
These reading lists for teens include classic novels, fantasy, books for teen boys, books for teen girls, audio books and books for reluctant readers.