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 to include only 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 great books with kids of all ages as both a teacher and as a mum. I still read with my own two girls every night – one is almost six, and well on her way as a beginning reader. The other is ten and a childhood bookworm herself but she still loves that special time we share together each night and her cries of “one more page!” are a given when I read to her.
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 place for convenience. This post is like a library and each of the lists linked below are shelves of wonderful books to discover. I’ll be adding more books to the shelves in the weeks to come.
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 and everything in between!