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 books honed in on your child’s hobbies and interests?
Whatever you’re looking for, we’ve got you covered right here, with all of our 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.
Children’s Books Listed By Category, alphabetized by topic!
Advanced Readers: 29 Books for Advanced Readers that Will Delight Your Second Grader!
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
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
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 Board Books: The Essential Guide to the Best Board Books for Babies
Best Children’s Books for All Ages and Stages: The Ultimate List of the Best Children’s Books: All Ages & Stages!
Big Brother/Big Sister: MUST-HAVE Big Brother Books & Big Sister Books When a Baby’s on the Way!
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
Body: Your Body and You: The Best Anatomy Books for Kids!
Bookish Play: Book Activities: Extend the Stories You Love With These Fabulous Ideas!
Books for Boys: Combat Gender Stereotypes With the Best Books for Boys
Chapter Books: Easy Chapter Books Your New Readers Will Love
Christmas: ‘Tis the Season for the Best Christmas Books for Kids!
Colors: Preschool Color Books Young Learners Love!
Consent: Consent for Kids: The Kids Books Your Family Needs Now
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
Dogs: These Children’s Books About Dogs are Simply Pawesome!
Earth: The Ultimate List of Earth Day 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!
Feelings: Children’s Books About Feelings to Help You Raise Emotionally Intelligent Kids!
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!
Funny Books: LOL! The Mega List of Funny Children’s Books Your Family Needs NOW!
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
Hanukkah: Our Must Have Children’s Books About Hanukkah to Read During the Festival of Lights
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
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
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: 50 Kids Books About Kindness To Help You Cultivate Compassion in Kids!
Kindness, Inclusiveness and Equality: 21 Books to Promote Kindness, Inclusiveness & Equality
LGBT: LGBT Children’s Books Honoring the Many Beautiful Forms of Love and Identity
Love: We Love these Picture Books About Love
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
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
Passover: 14 Children’s Books About Passover
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
Perseverance: Children’s Books About Perseverance to Encourage Confidence and Determination
Poetry: Our Favorite Poetry Books for Kids!
Preconceived Notions: Awesome Books to Combat Bias and Preconceived Notions
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
Self Esteem: The Best Self Esteem Books for Kids to Help Boost Confidence in Your Children
Seven Year Olds: Best Books for 7 Year Olds that Will Make Your Second Grader Giddy!
Shapes: These Preschool Shape Books Captivate Kids!
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!
Summer: The Ultimate List of Kids Books About Summer
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!
Unicorns: The Most Magical Picture Books About Unicorns to Delight Your Kids
Virtual Learning: Literacy and Enrichment Resources At Your Fingertips!
Winter: Our Very Favorite Winter Books for Kids
Wordless Picture Books: The Best Wordless Picture Books to Build Literacy & Comprehension Skills!
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 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!
5th Graders: An Epic List of Books for 5th Graders!
6th Graders: The Ultimate List of Best Books for 6th Graders