At Homeschool of 1 we have books everywhere in our home. My son, even before he could read, would have his head in a book of some kind. I am going to share with you our favorite book lists for kids.
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.
Carry on reading for our book lists for kids and book related printables that will help you.
If you have older children why not show them the reading lists (my son has read literally ALL of these books, so feel free to ask me any questions that you or your child may have.)
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Book Lists 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.
- Homeschool science books
- Homeschool history books
- Geography books for kids
- Anatomy books for kids
- Philosophy books for kids
- Best coding books for kids
- Usborne books for homeschooling
- Butterfly books for kids
- Turtle books for preschoolers
- President books for kids
- Pirate books for kids
- Books about weather for preschoolers
- Frog books for preschool
- Ladybug books for preschoolers
- Best Lego books
- Financial literacy books for middle school students
Book Lists 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:
- Books for 7 year old boys
- Books for 8 year old boys
- Books for 9 year old boys
- Books for 10 year old boys
- Books for 12 year old boys
- Books for 13 year old boys
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.
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:
- St Patrick’s Day books for kids
- Easter books for kids
- Earth Day books for kids
- Cinco de Mayo books for kids
- 4th of July books preschool
- Halloween books for preschoolers
- Halloween books for middle schoolers
- Thanksgiving read alouds
- Christmas elf books
- Christmas read alouds
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.
Have fun with some of our favorite children’s authors from Shakespeare to Roald Dahl.
- Famous authors unit study bundle
- Roald Dahl books for kids
- Roald Dahl Day activities
- Roald Dahl unit study
- Shakespeare books for kids
- Introducing Shakespeare
- Dr Seuss unit study
- Eric Carle unit study
- Barry Loser books author
Get Ready for Reading Fun with these Free Printables
Are you ready to take your reading experience to the next level? Well, get excited because we’ve got some awesome free printables just for you!
These are great as World Book Day activities too:
- Free printable bookmarks to color
- Book review bookmark
- Free printable summer reading log
- My favorite book worksheet
- Free reading log printables
- Book report for 3rd grade
- Book report template
- Compare and contrast movie and book template
What are the top 20 children’s books of all time?
These are the most popular books for kids of all time:
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K Rowling
- The Lightening Thief: Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan
- The Giver by Lois Lowry
- Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.
- Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
- Holes by Louis Sachar
- Charlottes Web by E.B. White
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
- A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
- Dr. Seuss’s Beginner Book Collection by Dr. Seuss
- The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
- Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker
- Coraline by Neil Gaiman
- The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
- Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
- Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman
- The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
- Corduroy by Don Freeman
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Last Updated on 16 September 2023 by homeschoolof1