Books Every Kid Needs to Read, From Five Years to Nineteen

, Books Every Kid Needs to Read, From Five Years to Nineteen

How do you find good books for your kids?

Many authors advocate some of the “best” books for children. We’ve curated the list from many such authors as the best books available to give to your kids. Kids from five years to nineteen years will love to read the below-mentioned books.

This list is not any list; we’ve put together books, picture books, publications, and board books. A number of them are some are new award-winning novels. Some teach big classes, and many others are only plain fun. There are instances when it is reassuring to see a story about somebody who feels like you.

, Books Every Kid Needs to Read, From Five Years to Nineteen
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Age group: 2-5 years

The book is basically the story of a caterpillar dissecting the pangs and toils of its life. The language of the book is very simple. This has been specially done so that the children are encouraged to read the book themselves. With its extensive illustrations, the book also provides a lot of information to the children and at the same time persuades them to think and answer some questions; like the number of days in a week or naming food items or stating the stages of evolution of a caterpillar.

Some amazing helpful reviews:

  • I have bought this book for my 2-year-old kiddo. She loves books as you can see from my profile. Books from Eric have always been special. – Biplabh
  • Just like the book Goodnight Moon, my kid has loved this book since he was 3 months old. I’ve gifted this quite a few times to kids ranging from 6 months to 1.5 years and invariably they love it. – Amit Sareen

 

, Books Every Kid Needs to Read, From Five Years to Nineteen
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Giraffes Can’t Dance is a touching tale of Gerald the giraffe, who wants nothing more than to dance. With crooked knees and thin legs, it’s harder for a giraffe than you would think. Gerald is finally able to dance to his own tune when he gets some encouraging words from an unlikely friend. With light-footed rhymes and high-stepping illustrations, this tale is gentle inspiration for every child with dreams of greatness.

Some amazing helpful reviews:

  • Teaches kids about self-acceptance. One of the best purchases! – Anshu
  • A beautiful book with lovely illustrations about finding your own comfort zone, despite being different. The kids love it especially the dance illustrations and keep trying to copy them. The hardcover is especially good for little hands so the 2-year-old can also enjoy turning the pages of the book without us worrying. And the 4-year-old loves the story. – AS

 

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Shows how creatures throughout the animal world–including humans–deal with the products of digestion.

Some amazing helpful reviews:

  • My husband was very sceptical about this book when I showed it to him. But after reading it a few times with my 2-year-old he feels that it was a great choice. – Helen hoon
  • It’s a poo book to help children understand that everyone poops and that you don’t need to be ashamed of having to poo. – FeedbackFamily

 

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This board book edition of Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World by New York Times bestselling author Vashti Harrison is a beautiful first book to teach your little dreamers to follow all their biggest ideas.

Featuring eighteen women creators, ranging from writers to inventors, artists to scientists, this board book adaptation of Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World introduces trailblazing women like Mary Blair, an American modernist painter who had a major influence on how color was used in early animated films, environmental activist Wangari Maathai, and architect Zaha Hadid.

The irresistible full-color illustrations show the Dreamers as both accessible and aspirational so the reader knows they, too, can grow up to do something amazing.

Some amazing helpful reviews:

  • Great book for kids to learn about important figures. – M.C.R
  • This book is a perfect present for moms to be. It’s so encouraging and inspiring. It just fills me with hope for the future and I’m so thankful our world has books like this.

 

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No book has captured the magic and sense of the possibility of the first snowfall better than The Snowy Day. Universal in its appeal, the story has become a favourite of millions, as it reveals a child’s wonder at a new world and the hope of capturing and keeping that wonder forever.

Some amazing helpful reviews:

  • I got a sturdy board book, loved by my 3.5-year-old. Always asks me n number of times to read aloud. My kid likes Peter who explores the snowy day to its fullest and dreams about snow. wonderful informative book too beyond the imagination of beautiful snow. There is an instance in the book where big boys involved in the snow fight throwing snowballs across, but this peter knew he should not participate in the snowball fight as he is too small so he decides to make a beautiful smiling snowman. My kid got delighted when he saw Peters’s snow sank footprints correlating it to his water footprints. Its a great book. Must buy the book. – Kittys Mom
  • My son is 2 years 3 months and absolutely loves this book. The illustrations are simple yet meaningful, something that a child of that age can relate to. The size of the book is perfect for him to hold and flip the sturdy board book pages on his own.i bought this book while on a discount, hence totally worth the money. – Dhaval and Maitrayee

 

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When a bus driver takes a break from his route, very unlikely volunteer springs up to take his place-a pigeon! But you’ve never met one like this before. As he pleads, wheedles, and begs his way through the book, children will love being able to answer back and decide his fate. In his hilarious picture book debut, popular cartoonist Mo Willems perfectly captures a preschooler’s temper tantrum.

Some amazing helpful reviews:

  • After reading this, I do understand why this is a cult book. The pigeon is simply adorable, he just wants to drive the bus. And like all little ones, give 105 reasons for doing it. The pigeon is absolutely hilarious, so persistent and so sweet. Little ones will just love saying no to him. – Surabhi
  • Fun, fun, fun for toddlers. – MG

 

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This book has been A New York Times bestseller, Amazon Prime‘s Most Read Title of 2019!

An Amazon Best Children’s Book of the Month from the New York Times bestselling author of the Goodnight Already! series.

This is a book about a bad seed. He has a bad temper, bad manners, and a bad attitude. He’s been bad since he can remember! This seed cuts in line every time stares at everybody and never listens. But what happens when one mischievous little seed changes his mind about himself and decides that he wants to be—happy?

With Jory John’s charming and endearing text and bold expressive illustrations by Pete Oswald, here is The Bad Seed: a funny yet touching tale that reminds us of the remarkably transformative power of will, acceptance, and just being you. Perfect for readers young and old, The Bad Seed proves that positive change is possible for each and every one of us.

Some amazing helpful reviews:

  • I would recommend this book for SEL. A wonderful read-aloud. There are opportunities for valuable discussions. For elementary-aged children. – Preeti
  • This book is fantastic! Such a great story! A fun way to spread a great message!! Every child should read this regardless of age. – Jess M.

 

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The little girl in this simple but exuberant story knows that red barrettes are best, “because they make my hair laugh.”

Some amazing helpful reviews:

  • A lovely book about a girl’s favorite color is red… could be read and enjoyed even knowing someone who has a favorite color cup, paint, etc – Dee
  • Bought this new after having it second hand from a library when my children were small twenty years ago. I recently gave away the old scribbled on copy and my adult son complained! Red was always his favorite color. So I’ve bought him his own new copy. – Eilis

 

9. ‘Sulwe,’ by Lupita Nyong’o

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New York Times bestseller, Recipient of a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award & Recipient of an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Children’s Literary Work.

Sulwe has skin the color of midnight. She is darker than everyone in her family. She is darker than anyone in her school. Sulwe just wants to be beautiful and bright, like her mother and sister. Then a magical journey in the night sky opens her eyes and changes everything.

In this stunning debut picture book, actress Lupita Nyong’o creates a whimsical and heartwarming story to inspire children to see their own unique beauty.

Some amazing helpful reviews:

  • Beautiful story! Must read for every child – Mona Bali
  • An excellent book! It made me cry because as a dark-skinned girl I was made to feel bad about my complexion and I grew up feeling ugly. This book has captured my struggle and my triumph in finally seeing the beauty in my dark skin. Thank you, Lupita for this book. It’s a book that I will cherish forever. – B.S. Huga

 

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Winner of a 2019 Stonewall Book Award.

In an exuberant picture book, a glimpse of costumed mermaids leaves one boy flooded with wonder and ready to dazzle the world.

While riding the subway home from the pool with his abuela one day, Julián notices three women spectacularly dressed up. Their hair billows in brilliant hues, their dresses end in fishtails, and their joy fills the train car. When Julián gets home, daydreaming of the magic he’s seen, all he can think about is dressing up just like the ladies in his own fabulous mermaid costume: a butter-yellow curtain for his tail, the fronds of a potted fern for his headdress. But what will Abuela think about the mess he makes — and even more importantly, what will she think about how Julián sees himself? Mesmerizing and full of heart, Jessica Love’s author-illustrator debut is a jubilant picture of self-love and a radiant celebration of individuality.

Some amazing helpful reviews:

  • Where to begin?? This is an absolute joy from start to finish, from the minimalist text to the fantastic facial expressions of both Julian and his Nana, every page is a feast. The story is incredibly visual which will enable even the youngest of children to enjoy it, and would be a wonderful prompt for pictures of your or your child’s own. Best of all, for me, it took me back to those heady days when my child was small and not concerned whether their playthings were for girls or boys, and just play how they wanted. Nana is the parental figure we all need in our lives… calm, accepting, enabling and Julian is completely and totally a mermaid – perfect! – Caroline Clary
  • Beautiful book. Lovely illustrations. So glad to have this in our collection means a lot to see a child’s gender fluidity being accepted without question. Also beautiful to see the culture shine through. I would give 10 stars if i could – O’Connor

 

, Books Every Kid Needs to Read, From Five Years to Nineteen

Ferdinand is the world’s most peaceful–and–beloved little bull. While all of the other bulls snort, leap, and butt their heads, Ferdinand is content to just sit and smell the flowers under his favorite cork tree. Leaf’s simple storytelling paired with Lawson’s pen-and-ink drawings makes The Story of Ferdinand a true classic.

Some amazing helpful reviews:

  • This has been my favorite since I was a child. Reading it now brings back so many food memories. The story of Ferdinand is simple, uncomplicated and to the point even in today’s day and age. A timeless message! – Trisha
  • A lesson in tolerance and letting people be themselves. And the illustrations are equally breathtaking. Every page is a work of art, worthy of adorning any wall. Highly recommend it for adults and kids alike. – Madhav Pai

 

12. ‘A House Is a House for Me,’ by Mary Ann Hoberman

Where do everyone and everything live? A House Is a House for Me is a rollicking rhyme about houses. Some of the houses are familiar, such as an anthill and a dog kennel, while others are surprising, such as a corn husk and a pea pod. This longtime favorite is filled with pictures that parents and children will want to look at again and again in a beautifully produced, deluxe full-sized edition.

Some amazing helpful reviews:

  • A lovely book for children – will be using this with children to think about the teach about science. – Mr. Paul Hopkins
  • Excellent book for my topic at school about homes and houses the children loved it and wanted to read it again – J Lees

 

 

 

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