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Get Ready to Read — Together!

The best way to raise a reader is to be one yourself, and to incorporate books and reading into your family's life every day. We have dozens of ideas to help you connect with your kids through books and plenty of recommended titles. Get started now!


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Read Them and Please: Books About Manners
Favorite Characters and just-like-me kids help your preschooler learn important lessons about good manners.

Best Easy Readers
Get your beginner off to a good start with these popular series.

Bug Books
If it creeps and crawls your preschooler is sure to love it!

Favorite Books for Pre-Readers
We surveyed early childhood experts to create this list of favorite books for preschoolers.

Grade School
Books Lovers' Favorites

A bookseller and a librarian share their top choices, old and new, as well as some hidden gems.

Caldecott Award Winners
This annual award honors the illustrator of the "most distinguished American picture book for children." Treat your child to these eye-pleasing books that are perfect for reading together

Baseball Books for Beginning Reader
Batter up for great tales — both fact and fantasy — that celebrate the spirit of our national pastime.

Baseball Books for Independent Readers
Fiction starring future hall-of-famers, how-to titles, and historical looks at sports legends scores with middle readers.

Kid-to-Kid Recommendations
From's Kid Council to you: raves for both books they read for school and those they devoured in their spare time.

Best Comic Books
If your child grabs the comic section of the paper and disregards the rest, tap into his love of pictures paired with words for reading inspiration.

Middle School
Books About Adolescent Issues

These real-life novels and how-to books can help give adolescents the confidence to push through the all-too-common challenges they face as they grow older.

Baseball Books for Middle-Schoolers
Whether your adolescent is a starting pitcher or simply a devoted fan, these novels, histories, and reference books will hit a grand slam.

Best Bets for Reluctant Readers
If your middle-schooler simply won't pick up a book, try these titles recommended by the Young Adult Services Association, a division of the American Library Association.

Top Picks for Middle-Schooler
Experts suggest their best bets for pleasure and school reading.

All Grades
Books That Celebrate America

Honor America's birthday with fiction and nonfiction that promotes patriotism, encourages reflection, and enlivens history.

Fun in the Sun Books
Keep summer reading cool with lively reads set at the seashore, campground, and backyard.

Kids in Sports
Teamwork, belief in yourself, and humility are just a few of the themes found in these books that feature young athletes as their main characters.

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