Please forward this error screen to 23. Getting started Use our Book Finder tool to create your own kids preschool books list of fiction and nonfiction books. Search through more than 5,000 books on Reading Rockets — by author, illustrator, age, reading level, genre, format, and topic.
Browse our themed booklists, tips on matching children with ‘just right’ books, how to select great read aloud books for kids at different ages, and more. When is a book right for a child? How to choose books for kids Get connected to more great book recommendations and advice on selecting titles from those who know the very best in children’s books—teachers, librarians, literature experts and kids! Read what experts have to say in publications dedicated to children’s literature, such as The Horn Book and Kirkus Reviews of children’s books. Kinds of books to choose from Accessible formats For children with print-based reading disabilities, accessible formats provide alternate versions of print-based books that function in much the same way as a print-based textbook.
Learn about the different kinds of accessible formats, including digital talking books, enlarged text, electronic publications, and more. Audio books Audio books are a great way to enjoy a good story and practice listening skills. They are also ideal for sharing, even when there are kids of many ages in one group. Books Digital stories for children come in several forms, including e-books, enhanced e-books and apps, and provide different experiences for the reader. Picture books Picture books are a wonderful way to share rich language, complex images, and sophisticated ideas with both the young and old. Nonfiction Kids are interested in real people, places, and events, yet most kids read a lot more fiction than nonfiction. Introduce kids to a new world of information and help them build essential background knowledge with nonfiction books.
Our resources can help you use nonfiction to help turn a reluctant reader into a motivated one! Graphic novels Graphic novels tell any kind of story in any genre using both words and pictures and invite readers to take time to explore the pictures together with the text for a rich reading experience. This compelling storytelling format is popular with kids, help foster critical reading skills, and gives struggling readers books they can be successful with. Poetry Playing with words and exploring rhythm and rhyme help to build and strengthen kids’ reading skills and boost reading and learning fun. Help kids discover the delight of having words dance in their mouths and tickle their tongues. Visit our National Poetry Month section for poetry resources. Literacy Apps Find the best apps for building literacy skills.