Great Book Ideas For Kids Of All Ages

Posted December 13, 2019 by Prairie Wife - 1 comment

I have seen dozens of posts on social media asking for book ideas for kids. It’s the holidays and I know lots of you are looking for things other than tech to offer your kids (or grandkids).

ALL of the Cowkids are avid readers!

Between what they are loving, and what I know as a past first-grade teacher, I feel like I have some great ideas for you.

I’ve organized these by age but keep in mind they aren’t set in stone, it’s OK to get a book for a child that might be a bit above or below their level. The picture books are just as fun to look at as they are to read out loud for parents or older siblings. Also, I didn’t separate them into books for boys and girls because frankly, my kids have ALL read and enjoyed these books (and I have 3 boys and 2 girls).

Board Books (Birth-3 years old)

Blue Hat Green Hat by Sandra Boynton

Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr.

The Mitten by Jan Brett

Picture Books (4-6 years old)

I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More by Karen Beaumont

Fancy Nancy by Jane O’Connor

Rusty’s Cowboy: A Rusty the Ranch Horse Tale by Mary Fitchner

No, David! by David Shannon

Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale by Mo Willems

Rowdy Randy by Casey Rislov

The Napping House by Audry Wood

Beginning Reader/ Early Chapter Books (7-9 years old)

Junie B. Jones by Barbara Park

Magic Tree House by Mary Pope Osborne

Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

Miss Nelson Is Missing by Harry G. Allard Jr.

LEGO Nonfiction (A LEGO adventure in the real world)

Tween (10-12 years old)

The Box Car Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner

Dork Diaries by Rachel Renee Russell

Ranger In Time: Rescue on the Oregon Trail by Kelly McMorris

I Survived (nonfiction series) by Lauren Tarshis

The Little House Series by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Teen (13-15 years old)

Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan

Nancy Drew Series by Carolyn Keene

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

The Ranger’s Apprentice: The Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan

The Selection by Kiera Cass

Young Adult (16-18 years old)

The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

Fatemarked by David Estes

Every Christmas Santa brings our kids each one religious book so here are a few of our favorites.

Religious/Holiday Books

The Christmas Baby by Marion Dane Bauer

God Gave Us Christmas by Lisa Tawn Bergren

Loyola Kids Book of Heroes: Stories of Catholic Heroes and Saints throughout History by Amy Welborn

The Action Bible by Doug Mauss

Do you have a favorite book that I missed?

Please leave it in the comments so our readers can see it 🙂

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One thought on "Great Book Ideas For Kids Of All Ages"

  1. Tom Jenkins says:

    The Hardy Boys are a great companion to Nancy Drew

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