Kid’s Book List
Popular and engaging titles for all the kids on your list. These are some of the most exciting books released within the last few years for young readers. These titles will appeal to avid readers and reluctant readers alike. Please email me or comment below if you would like a personal suggestion for a reader on your list.
This list is organized by reading level, with suggested age ranges.
Board Books (up to 3 years old)
Baby Loves to Rock by Wednesday Kirwan – Short and engaging, pairs animals with their favorite type of music.
Going to Bed Book by Sandra Boynton – Silly rhyming book about a pack of adorable boat dwelling animals and their bedtime routine.
Night Night Farm by Roger Priddy – A flip the flap book that introduces babies to animal sounds.
Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle – Educational story featuring the days of the week, types of food, and the caterpillar lifecycle. Eric Carle fit a lot into a few fun pages.
Where is Baby’s Belly Button by Karen Katz – This is the classic flip the flap book, introduces babies to body parts.
Picture Books (3-7 years old)
After the Fall by Dan Santat – Perseverance is the key to overcoming, in this uplifting continuation of Humpty Dumpty.
Dear Boy by Paris Rosenthal - A loving and supportive message for boys everywhere.
Dear Girl by Amy Krouse Rosenthal – A loving and supportive message for girls everywhere.
Wonky Donkey by Craig Smith – A silly lyric book featuring a Honky-Tonkey, Wonky-Donkey.
Juvenile (7-13 years old)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney – A funny graphic novel about the awkward challenges of middle school.
Dog Man by Dav Pilkey – A hilarious comic about a half-dog/half-man’s adventures in crime fighting.
Fairy Mom and Me by Sophie Kinsella – Ella loves learning from her magical fairy mom, even if her spells don’t ever seem to turn out quite right.
Magic Misfits by Neil Patrick Harris – Young street magicians team up to fight a greedy nemesis. Books includes interactive cyphers and clues.
Young Adult (13 and older)
Looking for Alaska by John Green – A half funny/half devastating book about growing up and making mistakes. Recently made into a Hulu series.
One of Us Is Lying by Karen M McManus– Five students in detention and one ends up dead. They all have motive, so who is guilty?
Scythe by Neal Shusterman – In a world without death, teens are trained to kill to maintain population control.
Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon – This romance revolves around two lives in turmoil. Should they? Can they make it work?
Check back Tuesday for a No Spoiler Review of Pretty Things by Janelle Brown.
What books are you giving or hoping to receive this year? Comment below: