The Best in Children's Literature
Children’s Books & Authors
We've gathered here many resources for sharing the joy of reading with children. By highlighting great books and authors we hope you'll find the books that unlock the love of reading in the children you care about.
Sometimes it just takes one wonderful book to turn a kid into a reader. Tap into what interests your child. Browse these themed booklists selected by Maria Salvadore, our children's literature expert. Everything from graphic novels to poetry to modern folktales.
Watch Reading Rockets' exclusive video interviews with award winning children's book authors and illustrators. You'll find more than 100 interviews!
From setting a purpose for your study to choosing and researching the author to developing a culminating project, our author study toolkit will help you create a rich, engaging classroom experience. A comprehensive list of print and online resources is included.
Explore these articles and web resources on choosing great children's books, determining a child's reading level, reading aloud, finding low-cost books, and more.
Here are links to the awards and "best of" lists we like, including picks from The New York Times and The Horn Book, as well as the annual Newbery and Caldecott winners.
Reading Rockets' annual holiday buying guide helps you find the perfect books for all the children in your life.
Reading Rockets' annual summer booklists make it easy to find great fiction and nonfiction books for kids to enjoy on vacation, or anytime. Audio books, too!