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Kids Books

Passing on a love of reading to your children is one of life's treasures. Start your child's reading journey with kids books that will entertain and inspire them for a lifetime. There are thousands of kids books to choose from, but selecting the right books comes down to their age group. Explore thousands of popular kids book titles at competitive prices.

Kids' Books FAQs

Some of today's most popular books for children were written many years ago and are now enjoyed by new generations. There are thousands of kids' books to choose from, but selecting the right books comes down to their age group. To help you as you shop, we've put together some recommendations below.

Ages 0 to 2:

  • I Love You To The Moon and Back by Amelia Hepworth
  • Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
  • You're My Little Cuddle Bug by Nicola Edwards
  • The Poky Little Puppy by Janette Sebring Lowrey

Ages 3 to 5:

  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  • If Animals Kissed Goodnight by Ann Whitford Paul
  • Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
  • The Wonderful Things You Will Be by Emily Winfield Martin
  • Corduroy by Don Freeman

Ages 9 to 12:

  • Magic Tree House by Mary Pope Osborne
  • Junie B. Jones by Barbara Park
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan
  • Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling

Countless famous authors have written stories that inspire and educate. Some of the most popular include:

  • Dr. Seuss
  • Beatrix Potter
  • E. B. White
  • C.S. Lewis
  • Eric Carle
  • J. K Rowling
  • Lewis Carroll
  • Margaret Wise Brown
  • Shel Silverstein
  • Beverly Cleary
  • Judy Blume

Reading any of these authors to your children at a very young age will give them a genuine love for what books can bring to their lives.

There are a variety of different types of kids' books based on the age of the reader. Board books are perfect for developing hands, while picture books are popular for early readers. There are also activity books that are engaging for all ages, and chapter books in hardback or paperback for older readers.

Alibris makes it easy to find children's books that fit your budget. We have an unparalleled selection of new children's stories and beloved classic books for all ages and reading levels. With so many independent sellers to buy from, you can save on gently used and new books your children will love.