Our Children’s Book Lists Will Help You Find Your Next Favorite Story!
Looking for children’s book lists on a particular topic? Trying to find stories that will help you tackle challenges you’re facing at home? Or maybe you’re simply looking for children’s book lists to hone in on your child’s hobbies and interests?
Whatever you’re looking for, we’ve got you covered right here, with all of our kids’ book lists alphabetized by topic for ease of reference.
These children’s book lists will help your family find your next great read-aloud.
If you are looking for help with picking out the best stories for your kids, you are in the right spot! We are thrilled you have stopped by, and we are here to help you make storytime magical and meaningful with amazing books. Use our children’s book lists, alphabetized by topic for your ease of reference, to help you find your next favorite book.
Our children’s book lists are organized by category, and alphabetized by topic!
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Advanced Readers: 29 Books for Advanced Readers that Will Delight Your Second Grader!
All About Me: The Best All About Me Books for Preschool
Alphabet: ABCs like 123 with the Best Alphabet Books for Toddlers
Animals: These Nonfiction Animal Books Will Captivate Your Kids!
Anxiety: Have no Fear! The Best Books for Kids with Anxiety
Antiracism: Black Lives Matter, Part 1: Children’s Books About Racism, Anti-Racism and Identity
Apples: Our Favorite Apple Books for Preschoolers
Asian American & Pacific Islander Children’s Books: Asian American Children’s Books Your Family Needs Now!
Autism and Neurodiversity: The Best Books for Autistic Children and Neurodiverse Kids
Baby Girls: These Baby Books for Girls are Perfect for Her New Nursery!
Back to School: The Best Back to School Books to Calm Nerves and Inspire Giggles
Balls: Our Favorite Children’s Books About Balls
Bears: Children’s Books About Bears Your Littles Will Love
Bedtime: Conquer the Bedtime Blues with the Best Children’s Bedtime Story Books
Beginning Books: 33 Delightful Beginning Books to Engage Your New Readers
Beginning Readers: The Ultimate List of the Best Books for Beginning Readers
Best Children’s Books for All Ages and Stages: The Ultimate List of the Best Children’s Books: All Ages & Stages!
Black and White: The 9 Best Black and White Books for Newborns
Black Characters: 20+ Children’s Books with Black Characters Your Tweens Need ASAP!
Black Joy: Black Lives Matter, Part 2: Joyful Black Children’s Books!
Black History: Amazing Picture Books for Black History Month
Black History (2): MORE Phenomenal Black History Children’s Books
Blocks: Books About Blocks We Adore!
Board Books: The Essential Guide to the Best Board Books for Babies
Body: Your Body and You: The Best Anatomy Books for Kids!
Bookish Play: Book Activities: Extend the Stories You Love With These Fabulous Ideas!
Boys: Combat Gender Stereotypes With the Best Books for Boys
Brother: Big Brother Books for the New Older Sibling
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Cats: Purrrfect Children’s Books About Cats
Chapter Books: Easy Chapter Books Your New Readers Will Love
Chinese New Year: The Best Lunar New Year Read-Aloud Books!
Christmas: ‘Tis the Season for the Best Christmas Books for Kids!
Christmas Board Books: Christmas Board Books We Love for Toddlers
Clothing: We Love These Children’s Books About Clothing
Colors: Preschool Color Books Young Learners Love!
Community Helpers: Community Helper Books for Preschool and Big Kids, Too!
Consent: Consent for Kids: The Kids Books Your Family Needs Now
Construction: The Best Children’s Construction Books!
Counting: The Essential List of Counting Books for Preschoolers
Courage: Our Must Have, Go To Children’s Books About Courage
Dads: Children’s Books About Dads to Celebrate Fathers All Year Round!
Democracy/Voting Rights: Favorite Books About Democracy in Action
Disabilities: Inspiring & Important Children’s Books About Disabilities
Diverse Baby Books: Bring the World Inside Your Home With These Diverse Baby Books
Divorce: Children’s Books About Divorce and Beyond to Help Kids Survive & Thrive
Diwali: Meaningful Diwali Books for Kids
Dogs: These Children’s Books About Dogs are Simply Pawesome!
Earth: The Ultimate List of Earth Day Books for Kids!
Easter: The Best Easter Books for Toddlers
Eggs: Egg-cellent Egg Books for Kids
Elephants: Favorite Picture Books About Elephants
Fairy Tales & Fractured Fairy Tales: The Ultimate List of Fairy Tale Books & Fractured Fairy Tales
Fall: The Best Fall Books for Kids to Celebrate Autumn!
Family Diversity: Our Most Cherished Children’s Books About Family Diversity
Family Read Alouds: Essential Read Aloud Books (and Tips!) for Family Storytime!
Fantasy: Middle-Grade Fantasy Series Your Kids Need Now!
Farm: Farm Books for Preschool Young Learners Love
Feelings: Children’s Books About Feelings to Help You Raise Emotionally Intelligent Kids!
Feelings (preschool): Toddler Books About Feelings Your Littles Will Love
Five Senses: The Best Five Senses Books for Preschoolers
Flowers: 15 Sweet Children’s Books About Flowers
Food: Our Favorite Children’s Books About Food
Friendship: Picture Books About Friendship to Help Cultivate Kindness in Children
Friendship MEGA LIST: These Children’s Books About Friendship Teach Kids to Be the Best Pals!
Friendship (Preschool): Preschool Books About Friendship
Funny Books: LOL! The Mega List of Funny Children’s Books Your Family Needs NOW!
G to J
Germs and Hygiene: The Ultimate List of Kids Books About Germs & Hygiene!
Girl Power: Girl Power Books! The Best TRUE Feminist Children’s Stories
Girls: Books About Strong Girls: A Huge List of Favorite Children’s Books!
Grandparents: Cherished Books About Grandparents: From Generation to Generation!
Graphic Novels: The Very Best Graphic Novels for Tweens and Early Readers!
Gratitude: Essential Children’s Books About Gratitude to Teach Appreciation and Generosity
Growth Mindset: 25 Growth Mindset Books for Kids to Turn I CAN’T into I CAN’T YET
Halloween: Boo! Children’s Halloween Books We Love
Halloween Books for Toddlers: The Best Halloween Books for Toddlers
Hanukkah: Our Must-Have Children’s Books About Hanukkah to Read During the Festival of Lights
Health: Children’s Health Books for Young Readers
Hispanic Heritage: The Best Hispanic Children’s Books to Celebrate Heritage and Culture
Holidays: Our Favorite Holiday Books for Kids
Honesty/Lying: Our Go-To Children’s Books About Lying & Honesty
Imagination: Children’s Books About Imagination Guaranteed to Inspire Creativity
Indestructible Books: Indestructible Books are Perfect for Babies and Toddlers!
Interactive: Make Storytime Magical with the Best Interactive Books for Babies
Internet Safety: Essential Kids Books for Teaching Media Literacy and Good Digital Citizenship
Jewish Children’s Books: The Best Jewish Children’s Books About the High Holidays and Beyond
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Kindergarten: The Best Kindergarten Books for Your Early Reader!
Kindergarten (read-alouds): These Kindergarten Read Alouds will Wow Kids!
Kindergarten (starting): The Best Books for Starting Kindergarten
Kindness: Kids Books About Kindness To Help You Cultivate Compassion in Kids!
Kindness, Inclusiveness, and Equality: 21 Books to Promote Kindness, Inclusiveness & Equality
Kindness (preschool): Preschool Kindness Books We Love
LGBTQ (picture books): LGBT Children’s Books Honoring the Many Beautiful Forms of Love and Identity
LGBTQ (middle-grade novels): Fabulous LGBTQ Books for Middle Schoolers
Love: We Love these Picture Books About Love
Lunar New Year: The Best Lunar New Year Read-Aloud Books!
Maps: The Best Children’s Books About Maps
Mindfulness: Deep Breaths! Mindfulness Books for Kids to Help Them Stay Calm & Present
Mo Willems: The Ultimate Mo Willems Book List
Moms: Children’s Books About Moms to Celebrate the Ones We Adore
Money: Top 10 Kids Books About Money
Monsters: Favorite Picture Books About Monsters (and Witches and Ghosts, oh my!)
Moving: The Best Kids Books About Moving
Multicultural: Celebrate the World with 50 of the Best Multicultural Children’s Picture Books
Mystery: The Best Mystery Books for 5th Graders
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Native Americans: Beautiful Native American Picture Books
Nonfiction (2018 Faves): Happily Ever Elephants’ Favorite Nonfiction Picture Books of 2018
Novels for Tweens (2018 Faves): Happily Ever Elephants Favorite Novels for Tweens of 2018
Numbers: The Essential List of Counting Books for Preschoolers
Nursery Rhymes: The Best Nursery Rhyme Books for Little Readers!
Opposites: The Best Preschool Books About Opposites
Passover: 14 Children’s Books About Passover
Penguins: The Cutest Children’s Books About Penguins
Pets: The Cutest Preschool Books About Pets
Picture Books (2018 Faves): Happily Ever Elephants’ Favorite Picture Books of 2018!
Picture Books (2017 Faves): Happily Ever Elephants’ Top 20 Picture Books of 2017
Penguins: The Cutest Children’s Books About Penguins
Perseverance: Children’s Books About Perseverance to Encourage Confidence and Determination
Picture Books for Big Kids: 20+ Picture Books for 5th Graders
Plants: We Love These Children’s Books About Plants.
Poetry: Our Favorite Poetry Books for Kids!
Preconceived Notions: Awesome Books to Combat Bias and Preconceived Notions
Preschool: Playing Preschool Book Suggestions
Pumpkins: Pumpkin Books for Kids We Love During Fall
Rain: 10+ Children’s Books About Rain
Raising Good Kids: The Must-Have Picture Books for Raising Good Kids
Responsibility: Awesome Books that Teach Responsibility & Accountability to Kids
Rhyming: Essential Rhyming Books for Kindergarten on Up
Rosh Hashanah: Rosh Hashanah Children’s Books We Love
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Self Esteem: The Best Self-Esteem Books for Kids to Help Boost Confidence in Your Children
Scary: Scary Children’s Books for Kids of All Ages
Seven-Year-Olds: Best Books for 7-Year-Olds that Will Make Your Second Grader Giddy!
Shapes: These Preschool Shape Books Captivate Kids!
Siblings: Best Sibling Books for Building Relationships
Sister: The Best Big Sister Books
Snow: Magical Children’s Books About Snow
Space: Children’s Books About Space that are Out of This World!
Sports: Touchdown! Score Big With the Best Children’s Books About Sports
Spring: The Essential List of Spring Books for Children
STEM Activity: STEM Activity Books Your Budding Inventors Need Now!
Strong Girls: Books About Strong Girls: A Huge List of Favorite Children’s Books!
Sukkot: We Love These Sukkot Books for Kids
Summer: The Ultimate List of Kids’ Books About Summer
Survival: Survival Books Like Hatchet for Kids
Thanksgiving for Preschoolers: Our Favorite Preschool Thanksgiving Books.
Thanksgiving: Thanksgiving Children’s Books we Love
Transportation: The Best Children’s Transportation Books
Traumatic News and Events: Children’s Books to Help Kids Deal With Trauma, Grief & Fear
Ten-Year-Olds: The Ultimate List of the Best Books for 10-Year-Olds!
Two-Year-Olds: The Best Books for 2-Year-Olds Your Toddler Needs Now!
Tween Girls: The Best Books for Tween Girls
Unicorns: The Most Magical Picture Books About Unicorns to Delight Your Kids
Valentine’s Day: We Love These Valentine’s Day Books for Kids
Virtual Learning: Literacy and Enrichment Resources At Your Fingertips!
Water: Preschool Books About Water for Little Learners
Weather: The Essential Weather Books for Preschool
Winter: Our Very Favorite Winter Books for Kids
Wordless Picture Books: The Best Wordless Picture Books to Build Literacy & Comprehension Skills!
Yom Kippur: Meaningful Children’s Books About Yom Kippur
Our children’s book lists organized by age and grade
Age 2: The Best Books for 2-Year-Olds Your Toddler Needs Now!
Age 3: These Books For 3-Year-Olds Will Wow and Delight Your Child!
Age 5: The Best Books for 5-year-old Boys
Age 7: Best Books for 7-Year-Olds that Will Make Your Second Grader Giddy!
Age 10: The Ultimate List of the Best Books for 10-Year-Olds!
1st Graders: Chapter Books for 1st Graders Who Are Ready for Big Kid Reading!
2nd Graders: Best Books for 7-Year-Olds that Will Make Your Second Grader Giddy!
3rd Graders: A Mega-List of the Best Books for 3rd Graders
4th Graders: Books for 4th Grade Your Readers Will Love!
4th Graders: Must Read 4th-Grade Book Series!
5th Graders: 20+ Picture Books for 5th Graders
5th Graders: An Epic List of Books for 5th Graders!
5th Graders: Mystery Books for 5th Graders
6th Graders: The Ultimate List of Best Books for 6th Graders