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All Ages

The Best Children's and YA Books of April 2019

From silly and educational picture books to YA reads both romantic and real, we’ve rounded up sixteen of our favorite children’s and YA books appearing on shelves this month.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Tween

Poetry Is Actually Kinda Cool: Great Poetry Books for Reluctant Poetry Readers

Perfect for the not-so-gung-ho poetry reader, these collections do a fantastic job of making poetry stop looking academic and start looking very, very cool.

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Grown-Up Reads

5 Great Novels for Grown-Ups by Famous Children’s Book Authors

If you’re interested in seeing a more mature side of your kid’s favorite author, here are some fantastic novels written by acclaimed children’s book writers.

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Tips & Advice

Modernization or Censorship? The Case of the Non-PC Children’s Book

Does editing out potentially upsetting material in books like Pippi Longstocking and Huckleberry Finn make them safe or strip them of their historical context?

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Tips & Advice

Why I Will Never Stop Reading Picture Books with My Kid

There are some books that I will NEVER take off my daughter’s bookshelf. Never. No matter what. And most of those books are picture books.

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Tips & Advice

Picking the Right Books at the Right Time

It can be hard to figure out what books a child is emotionally or cognitively ready to read. Here are tips for choosing developmentally appropriate books.

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Growing Reader

9 Super Series 6- to 8-Year-Olds Are Buzzing About

Here are nine “kid-approved” series that you may not know about but come highly recommended by young readers.

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Teen

7 Heart-Mending YA Books to Get You Through a Break-Up

Break-ups are inevitable, but these young adult novels are a good place to start nursing a broken heart.

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Just For Fun

Thank You, J.K. Rowling

A proper birthday-inspired thank-you note to J.K. Rowling, magnificent manufacturer of magic and the woman who brought Harry Potter to our world.

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