Even though I mostly read young adult fiction, I do like to pick up the occasional children’s book. Over the years, I have read quite a few very good ones and have to decided to share all of them with you! These books would be good for any age group, but if you are looking specifically for a child, these are sure to please.
Frindle by Andrew Clements – This book is about a young boy who decides to invent a new word. It’s quite funny and very thought provoking. Any of Andrew Clements books are good reads!
Swindle by Gordon Korman – This book is the first in a fun series about a group of child criminals. Don’t worry, they are working for the good guys!
Dying to Meet You by Kate and Sarah Klise – These books are really good for some humor with a very touching story.
Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko – This book stays with me since I have read it. It is about a boy who lives on Alcatraz island. It definitely inspires some interest in this time period!
Savvy by Ingrid Law – A great story about a supernatural family and a journey to deal with these powers. Beautiful descriptions.
Belly Up by Stuart Gibbs – I still continue to be enthralled by these mysteries about an animal killer. These books are written for a younger age, but are still packed with action.
Flush by Carl Hiaasen – Flush is the classic animal story with a fun twist and new characters. Plus, Carl Hiaason has plenty more with similar themes.
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan – This book is a must read for anyone! They are fun but interesting and very exciting!
Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool – One of the most beautiful children’s stories I have ever read. It is a brilliant book.
The White Giraffe by Lauren St. John – This book has beautiful descriptions and leaves a great sense of wonder.
So, those are my top ten favorite children’s books! Let me know what some of yours are in the comments! Thanks for reading!