Boy reading to baby sister.

The research is unanimous - children should be read to and read to often. But not all books are created equal.  Below are links to lists of "literacy gold" - top children's books that promote imagination, pre-reading skills, pragmatics, and vocabulary learning.

Books are separated into various ages for appropriate development and learning.

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Quality Read Alouds

Discover the best books for children based on their age.  Remember to take time to discuss the illustrations, the storyline, and ask comprehension questions.  And provided in the links below, be sure to print your free Must-Read Books lists by age.  

Must-Read Books for Kids



6-24 Months

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Early Elementary

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Late Elementary

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Christmas Books

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