A list of 100 great books for kids. This list of children’s books includes titles for all ages from Preschool through Junior High.
We LOVE to read, and I prefer to have a list of great books for kids on hand at all times. This can be hard, especially when I don’t have time to preread every book they want to read. So, I make a list of children’s books by age and check blog posts and reviews online that way I always have a list of popular children’s books on hand.
This list of great books for kids focuses on non-fiction books.
Today, I am going to share with you 100 great books for kids that we love, and some that my blogging friends from iHN have recommended. Please be advised that the age range is a guideline, I used Amazon’s recommendations if I wasn’t sure. I strived to stay on the cautious side. Choose popular children’s books appropriate to your child’s reading level and what you feel your child can handle.
Children’s Books by Age
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale
The Monster at the End of This Book
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?
Books for Early Readers
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Leonardo, the Terrible Monsters
Books for Elementary Ages (1-3)
Historical American Girl Series
Books for Middle Schoolers (4-6)
How to Train Your Dragon Series
A Series of Unfortunate Events Series
Secret Garden (FREE!)
The Adventures of Tintin
Where the Red Fern Grows
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
The Last of the Mohicans (FREE!)
Books for Jr. High (7-8)
Journey to the Center of the Earth
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Schooling and a Monkey, Cornerstone Confessions, Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers, Jennifer A. Janes, Teach Beside Me, Our Journey Westward, Classically Homeschooling, Milk and Cookies, 123 Homeschool 4 Me, Kennedy Adventures, Education Possible
Lived with some of these books daily for quite a few years. Like so many on your list Misty.
One I love:
The Giving Tree
By Shel Silverstein
Thanks so much for linking this up at Booknificent Thursday this week! What a great resource!
My boys have a handful of the books you mentioned. However, one can never have too many books so I will keep this post bookmarked for when I purchase them some new reading material. #ProductReviewParty
wow!It is a great list with a good book collection….
Lou “MissLouMae” Martin says
This list is awesome! My daughters love reading Fancy Nancy books. #ProductReviewParty
So happy you linked up with our #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup! Great post and so helpful. We love to read and having a resource like this makes it so helpful. Loved seeing my fav books on there, Wrinkle In Time & Little Women.
You are so welcome!!!
Lexie Robinson says
Thanks for the list, and thanks even more for breaking them up into age groups!
Aww thank you!!
WOAH! What a stellar list! Next time I’m in a book slump I’m coming here!
Thank you for your feedback!! I went with Amazon reading levels. Mine aren’t quite that age yet.
That’s a fun list. However, as a middle school reading teacher, I wouldn’t have Tom Sawyer, Sherlock Holmes, or Last of the Mohicans for 6th graders. Those are definitely for kids with a high school reading level. Many of the rest, however, are fun classics that would fit the age group.
Lemon Girl says
Matilda is also by Roald Dahl. Some great books on this list- thanks for posting!
Thanks for this list. You have a wide range of subjects.
Marilyn and family
We have not read any by Roald Dahl or Julia Donaldson (that I know of) but there are a few from Dr. Seuss, Hop on Pop and One Fish Two Fish.
Disaappointingly there’s nothing by Julia Donaldson, Roald Dahl or Dr Suess on this list.
Oh, I no! That was my middle. She was an advanced reader but I couldn’t let her read what she was capable of! We have really liked the Magic Tree House and Circle C Books. Some people don’t like the magic in Magic Tree House so thats a judgement call, but the Circle C books are faith based. Good luck!
Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom says
What a great list of books Misty!
I’m struggling with finding appropriate books for my oldest. She’s reading at a grade 6 level and she turns 7 in January. Our trouble is finding books that will challenge her but that aren’t socially-emotionally too old for her. It’s hard! I’m going to look into a few that you listed here and see if I can find something appropriate.
Thanks for sharing.
Great list! We own most of these books. 🙂