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WHAT SHOULD I READ?

Which Books for Which Ages?

Picture Books are great for reading aloud to babies, toddlers, and preschoolers; and are often good for the ‘just-learning-to-read’ set as well. The high-quality writing and illustrations make Picture Books enjoyable for older children and adults, too. 

Easy Readers are short ‘just-learning-to-read’ books with simple text and illustrations. Some are really easy, some are less so. Good stories in and of themselves, they also serve as ‘stepping stones’ to longer chapter books.

 “J” Fiction is what the kids call ‘chapter books.’ With little or no illustrations, these are the longer ‘I can finally read a real book’ books. 

“YA” Young Adult Fiction are for most teenagers and some pre-teens. While they often feature teen characters (and sometimes feature mature/explicit content and language) the best of them   are strongly written and are an important means of keeping the reading habit going on into adulthood.   
 
Choosing “Best“ Books for Children and Teens:     

The Children’s Book Council   http://www.cbcbooks.org/ Anita Silvey http://www.anitasilvey.com/ The Children’s Book Review GoodReads Common Sense Media Association for Library Service to Children Time Magazine  
Websites & Apps: StoryBooks Online:

Reading Rainbow https://www.readingrainbow.com/  Try out the library’s online subscription to this classic introduction to high-quality children’s books.  
 
Storyline Online  http://www.storylineonline.net/  Kids stories read by actors.
 
Barnes & Noble  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/category/online-storytime/
 
Not Just For Kids:

19 Children’s Books You Should Re-read as an Adult http://www.businessinsider.com/childrens-books-adults-should-read-2016-4
 
24 Iconic Children’s Books You Should Still Read, Even if You’re a Grown-up http://mashable.com/2016/02/04/childrens-books-that-will-carry-you-through-your-adulthood/#.ehDIfD_bSqz
 
33 Children’s Books Literally Everyone Should Read https://www.buzzfeed.com/jennaguillaume/kids-books-adults-can-enjoy?utm_term=.dtmJz4oE3#.mqeLVNlWx

 
Author & Illustrator Websites:

Mo Willems Doodles  http://mowillemsdoodles.blogspot.com/
 
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