Best Books for Kids

Books fill every corner at Homeschool of 1. My son, an early book enthusiast, immersed himself in them. Here, I’ll share the best books for kids that we have loved through the years.

The easiest way to encourage children to read is to make it fun.

If they are 10 years old and want to read a picture book then that’s great. If they are 5 years old and want to “read” Harry Potter that is ok too.

Don’t get too hung up on what books they should be reading.

Just take their lead. My son went through a stage when he would only read comics, and another when he would only read Marvel, DC, or Star Wars encyclopedias.

If you have older children why not show them the reading lists (my son has read ALL of these books, so feel free to ask me any questions that you or your child may have.)

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Best books for kids by subject

Are you on the lookout for some awesome book recommendations to make learning fun for your kids?

Well, you’ve come to the right place!

Whether you’re looking for captivating science books, fascinating history reads, exciting geography adventures, or even books on philosophy for the little thinkers in your life, we’ve got it all!

Plus, we’ll also dive into some specific topics that your kids might love, like anatomy, butterflies, presidents, and yes, even pirates!

So, get ready to embark on a journey through these fantastic books that will spark curiosity and ignite your child’s imagination.

Best science books for kids

Dive into the wonders of the natural world and science with these engaging picks:

Educational books for kids

Explore a variety of subjects to broaden knowledge and understanding with these books:

Technology books for kids

Discover the exciting world of technology and its endless possibilities with these kids books:

Social studies books for kids

Travel through time and space with these insightful social studies reads:

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Philosophy and critical thinking books for kids:

Stimulate young minds with thought-provoking philosophy and critical thinking resources.

Innovations and discovery books for kids

Uncover the marvels of human ingenuity and the joy of discovery with these books:

Best books for kids by age

Are you searching for captivating books that are perfect for the young readers in your life?

We’ve added two amazing book lists tailored specifically for boys at different ages.

Whether you have a curious 9-year-old or a blossoming 13-year-old, we’ve got you covered with some fantastic recommendations:

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Best activity books for kids

Are you in search of activity books that will keep your kids entertained and their minds buzzing with excitement?

Get ready to discover a treasure trove of engaging and fun-filled activity books that will provide hours of enjoyment and keep those little ones busy while also sparking their creativity and learning.

Best seasonal books for kids

Get ready to celebrate the seasons with some delightful and festive books for kids!

We’ve compiled a fantastic list of seasonal reads that will bring joy and excitement to your little ones throughout the year.

From St. Patrick’s Day to Christmas, we’ve got you covered with these holiday-themed books:

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Best book subscription boxes

If you’re on the lookout for the best monthly children’s book subscription boxes, we’ve got you covered!

Subscription boxes are a fantastic way to keep your little ones excited about reading by delivering new and engaging books right to your doorstep.

We’ve curated a list of some top-notch subscription boxes that will ignite your child’s love for reading and make it an enjoyable experience every month.

Reading tips for kids

Encouraging a love for reading in children is a wonderful way to ignite their imagination and foster lifelong learning.

Learn about some of the most famous children’s authors

Have fun with some of our favorite children’s authors from Shakespeare to Roald Dahl.

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Free book printables

Are you ready to take your reading experience to the next level? Well, get excited because we’ve got some awesome free book printables just for you!

These are great as World Book Day activities too:


What are the top 20 children’s books of all time?

These are the most popular books for kids of all time:

  1. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  2. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K Rowling
  3. The Lightening Thief: Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan
  4. The Giver by Lois Lowry
  5. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.
  6. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
  7. Holes by Louis Sachar
  8. Charlottes Web by E.B. White
  9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
  10. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
  11. Dr. Seuss’s Beginner Book Collection by Dr. Seuss
  12. The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
  13. Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker
  14. Coraline by Neil Gaiman
  15. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  16. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  17. Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman 
  18. The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
  19. Corduroy by Don Freeman
  20. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Last Updated on 20 June 2024 by Clare Brown

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