Book Picks

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Compilation of Monthly Book Picks for 1st-8th Graders (2015-2022)

2021 Holiday Book-Giving Guides

Bookopolis Book Lists for 2nd-8th Graders by Grade and Genre

12 Must-Read Fantasy Adventure Tales for Tweens

5 Books to Help You Raise Happy, Thoughtful Tweens and Teens

10 Books About Friendship for Tween Readers

12 Middle Grade Books That Celebrate Bravery

13 Books With Resilient Role Models for Tweens

10 Kid-Recommended Books Guaranteed to Make 4th, 5th, and 6th Graders Laugh

10 Bingeable Series That Middle Grade Readers Love

Fitting In, Sticking Out, and Finding Yourself: 16 Books for Middle Schoolers

15 Classics That 8- to 12-Year-Olds Say Are Worth Reading Today

9 Mysteries Fourth and Fifth Graders Recommend to Their Friends

8 Picture Books I Still Read with My 8-Year-Old

What Tweens Read When They’re Feeling Down

12 Girls from Fiction Who Are Their Own Heroes

12 Kid-Approved Middle Grade Books That Tackle Mental Health

13 Read-Alouds to Help You Connect with Your Middle Schooler

11 Baseball Books Kids Say Are Home Runs

Reads for Super Readers: 9 Books for 8- to 12-Year-Old Bookworms

17 Books That Kids Say Have Helped Them Find Their Own Voice

10 Female-Led Novels That Tween Boys (and Girls) Love

12 Nonfiction Books Kids Will Actually Read

The Books Third Graders Are Recommending to Their Friends

9 Super Series 6- to 8-Year-Olds Are Buzzing About

5 Books That Have Fourth and Fifth Graders Seriously Cracking Up

6 Books That 6th Grade Girls Are Raving About

Class Read-Alouds Teachers and Kids Will Adore

Sad Books Say So Much: 7 Books That Give Fourth and Fifth Graders All the Feels

7 of the Best Books About Bullying, According to Kids

Books That Help Kids Walk in Someone Else’s Shoes

17 Books 4th, 5th, and 6th Grade Teachers Should Have in Their Classrooms

13 Books That 9- to 12-Year-Old Boys Say Are Awesome

15 Books That 6- to 8-Year-Old Boys Say Are Must-Reads

The Best YA Books of 2017, According to Teens

The Best Children’s Books of 2017, According to Kids

The Children’s Books We’ll Remember Most from 2016

The Books Kids Say They Can’t Wait to Read in 2016

The Children’s Books That Took Our Breath Away in 2015

7 Favorite Books to Read with Grandparents

11 of the Best Moms in Children’s Literature