Kelly Jensen Apr 19, 2021
Every child — every person — reads at a different level, at a different rate, and with differing interests. But for parents who are helping their young readers develop an interest in books, sometimes the easiest place to start is digging into the best children’s books by age. What your first grader might like to read may differ than what another parent’s first grader prefers, but exploring children’s books by age offers a way to share developmentally appropriate titles and helps the youngest readers explore what it is that interests them.
Find below a guide to children’s books by age. We’ll go from birth through 8th grade, offering a selection of titles per age, along with links to lengthier booklists for those age groups.
THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO CHILDREN’S BOOKS BY AGE, FROM BIRTH TO AGE 14
Books for babies | Books for toddlers | Books for preschoolers | Books for kindergarteners | Books for 1st graders | Books for 2nd graders | Books for 3rd graders | Books for 4th graders | Books for 5th graders | Books for 6th graders | Books for 7th graders | Books for 8th graders