Simply the best books for kids is a fabulous collection of themed booklists – including both picture books and chapter books – with each list carefully curated by an experienced teacher and featuring quality titles kids will love.
For as long as I remember, books have been an important element of my life. I have fond early memories of being read to by both my mother, my grandmother and my grandfather. Once I could read independently, I could accurately be described as a bookworm. And my love of books has brought joy to many as I have shared literally hundreds of fabulous tales with kids of all ages, as both a teacher and as a mum. I still read with my own two girls every night – at ages seven and eleven. They are both childhood bookworms themselves but they both still love that special time we share together at night and cries of “one more page!” are a given when we are reading together.
There is something truly magical hiding within the pages of a well written and illustrated children’s book – whether it be a picture book, a chapter book or a novel. Over the past 10 years I have shared many of our favourite books for kids on this blog and in this post I am gathering them all together into one convenient place.
For parents and teachers of older children, click through to see our Best Chapter Books for Kids collection.
This post is like a library and each of the lists linked below are shelves of wonderful books to discover. I regularly add books to these shelves too, so you may wish to check back from time to time.
Each books for kids list below is themed to explore one topic. Topics include everything from books from around the world to books for kids who worry, with a little of everything in between! I hope you enjoy, simply the…