Here Are the Top 20 Books of 2023

We've rounded up the most engaging page-turners sure to entertain growing readers!

Jan 02, 2024



Here Are the Top 20 Books of 2023

Jan 02, 2024

Searching for the perfect book to help your child develop a love for reading? Look no further! Here are our popular picks for readers of every age.

Here you'll find new releases, read-aloud favorites, graphic novels, and beginner chapter books to choose from. So whether you've got a voracious reader who loves to laugh or a reluctant reader who needs inspiration and adventure, you'll find a just-right book within this hand-picked dozen of must-haves.

Ages 0 - 2

Explore the brightest books of the year for babies and toddlers — from charming picture books to whimsical board books.

Ages 3 - 5

Discover the best books of the year for 3- to 5-year-olds to plant the seed for a lifelong love of reading!

Ages 6 - 8

Find the perfect read for your 6- to 8-year-old — from hilarious graphic novels to illustrated chapter books for growing readers.

Ages 9 - 12

Treat your tween to a page-turner from our collection of best-selling books for 9- to 12-year olds.

Ages 13+

From mystery and adventure to science fiction titles, explore the best books for teens they'll be sure to love. 


Looking for holiday gifts for kids? Explore trending books, gifts to spark their imagination, and ideas to instill a love of reading and learning in our Holiday Gift Guide.You'll find everything you need for a book-filled holiday, from the best book sets by age to the top reads under $5 to favorite stocking stuffers for kids

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