Books For Children

Literacy is an essential skill that strongly impacts a child's future. Reading to and with your child not only creates a strong bond, but it also forms good habits and teaches that reading can (and should) be a fun experience. The Association of American Publishers cites various findings about the impact of reading on early development here. While you are probably already aware of the importance of literacy, the findings are worth taking a look.

Books By Age

Kids of different ages have different needs when it comes to reading. Below you will find suggestions below from the National Education Association (compiled by teachers across the country) and from Up-to-date releases are listed by The Children's Book Council and the New York Times.

Book Alternatives

Before the Books

Before you introduce your child to classic books, helping them to develop their reading skills is a must. Not only will educational software benefit readers as they grow, but it will help them grasp other subjects more easily too. Here are a few products every young one needs. 
* Tag Super Speller: There are over 300 words to build with the help of Ozzie and Mack.
* Talking Words Factory: Once your child has perfected letter recognition, he or she can use this DVD to create words and even rhyme them!  
* Fridge Phonics Fridge Talk Magnetic Wordplay Recorder: Put this on your fridge and your toddler will have fun recording words and playing them back. Fridge Phonics also comes with word questions and wordplay songs. 
* Mr. Pencil's Learn to Draw and Write for Leapster: Kids will learn how to draw, write, and read with over 100 activities.
* Sing-Along Read-Along DVD and 12 Book Set: This kit comes with 12 music videos and 12 corresponding books that helps kids read on their own.

Related Guides

* Childrens Picture Books
* Early Reading Books
* Audio Books
* LeapFrog
* Comic Books

International Resources

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! DE: Kinderbuecher
ES: Libros para niños