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Whether you’re looking for kid’s books online to read to your small humans or because you’re young at heart, we’ve got the best kid lit recommendations! Our kid’s books post cover everything from children’s picture books to chapter books for kids to middle grade fiction recommendations.

Best Picture Books for Building Classroom Community

I’ve used these books to connect with students, impart the importance of our mutual respect, and create a classroom community.

Have Fun, Play Hard, Get Dirty: 12 Books to Encourage Kids Outside

Step away from the screens! This short list of books will inspire any kid to get outside and see what the fuss is about.

The 20 Most Influential Picture Books of All Time

A List of influential picture books that helped define the genre and move it forward, ranging from Peter Rabbit to Dragons Love Tacos.

Why We Need Indigenous Languages in Children’s Books

Language is part of our cultural identity, which is why it's important to expose kids to Indigenous languages as early as possible.

How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell Turns 50 This Year. Does It Hold Up? 

How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell is celebrating its 50th birthday this year. Does it still hold up?

12 Of The Best New Children’s Books Out August 2023

Check out these great August children's book releases, like Make a Move, Sunny Park by Jessica Kim and River of Mariposas by Mirelle Ortega.

Building a Junior Naturalist Kit For Your Child

Putting together a junior naturalist kit for your child is a great way to help them become interested in nature.

Florida Book Banner Claims ARTHUR’S BIRTHDAY Could “Damage Souls”

The president of Florida's No Left Turn in Education group challenged Arthur's Birthday, claiming it would result in "damaged souls."

8 Chapter Books For 2nd Graders To Expand Their Horizons

Want to move from picture books to something with more content without getting overwhelmed? Chapter books for 2nd graders are the answer!

Picture Books that Provide a Twist on a Traditional Fairy Tale

Amazing picture books that provide a much needed twist on traditional fairy tale stories, from Cinderella to Red Riding Hood.