This page is a list of our latest reviewed Books for Young People; Children’s books from their first letters to early pre-adolescent age.
If you have any ideas or suggestion related to children’s books, please feel free to leave a comment. We take the matter very seriously.
E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web book review
E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web book review: This a classic children’s book in English Literature. A must-read for all young fresh minds.
The Hound of the Baskervilles book review
The Hound of the Baskervilles book review: A legendary curse has apparently claimed one more victim. Sherlock Holmes is called to examine.
His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle book review
His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle is one of 56 short stories about Sherlock Holmes and tells a spy plot instead of a murder mystery.
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell book review
The most famous 19th-century animal story, Black Beauty is exciting and moving tale of a horse’s trials in the hands of good and bad owners.
The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien book
The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien book is the exciting second volume in J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic adventure The Lord of the rings.
The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien book
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again by British author J. R. R. Tolkien, is an important and much-acclaimed children’s high-fantasy novel.
The Great Mogul Diamond by G. P. Taylor
The Great Mogul Diamond by G. P. Taylor is a graphic novel full of adventure, mystery, and blow. Give it to your kid and read it yourself!
Wonder by R. J. Palacio
Wonder by R. J. Palacio is a New York Times #1 bestseller that tells the story of a different boy with facial marks trying to blend in.
The Boy on the Wooden Box by Leon Leyson
This is a remarkable memoir by Leon Leyson, one of the youngest children to survive the Holocaust on Oskar Schindler’s list. Check it out!
Back to the Future, the book
Back to the Future, the book is a great any fan of the movie, or newcomer. It gives more insight of each characters’ head. Great experience.
Heaven is for Real, a book review
A young boy survives from a dangerous surgery tell extraordinary stories. What’s really happened in that O.R. during his struggle for life?
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20 thoughts on “Books for Young People”
I have read most the books on your list and was feeling very nostalgic. That was my childhood reading right there! CS Lewis is one of my favorites! I love so many of his books. As an adult, I still love the Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe series. Not to mention Harry Potty is still a series I read time to time. I hope when my boys are older they will enjoy them too! Great list!
Thanks so much for your kind words and for sharing your impressions.
The books you recommend for young people on your website sounds like such good reads for young people, its is good to get children into reading at a early age and interesting books such as these would influence reading for the children who read these books.
Do you have any tips on how to choose this type of book for children’s gifts, with Christmas on its way soon this would benefit so many people buying for children this year.
Thanks for stopping by. Starting at age 8-9 I would go for the J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter saga, starting with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. The books grow up in vocabulary and compexity as Harry Potter (and the reader) grows up in the saga.
For younger kids, I suggest less complex stories and characters like The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Board Book) by Eric Carle or Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak.
Hey! This is a great selection of books that are awesome for not just young people but adults as well! I’ve been reading Harry Potter in Spanish and German to keep my skills up, I love looking for kids books in other languages because they always have great stories and their simpler language makes the translation easier!
Thanks for sharing your thoughts and support. /// Hey, we do that as well when learning English here in Brazil. And, after all, kids books also keep our minds fresh and young, right?
Great selection of books for young people you have shared with us today, some I am familiar with but many I have never heard of before.
I love to read and give books to people as gifts, I will keep this list for gift books for my nephews and nieces for the near future.
What ages are these books best suited for?
Thanks for your kind words, Keep exploring literature; It’s always a great ride.
I never thought of a fixed range but, now that you asked, I’d say that anywhere from first readers up to pre-teenagers. Needless to say that we believe that everyone can appreciate almost everything as long as they are mature enough to understand it and keep a fresh mind. We try not to set boundaries, just suggest.
Your site is well set out and easy to read and navigate; I can see you have put a lot of work into it especially adding the different genres.
I like the lists of categories sorting the books for their appropriate age range. Sometimes, like in this case, it is very difficult to choose books for kids.
I think you’ve done well so far. Excellent Idea!
Thank you so much for sharing your support.
I read a book or two from time to time, I think that will only increase now that I have some more spare time. I obviously watched all the harry potter movies already, so I wonder if it would be interesting to read them. Do you have any experience with that ?
Thanks for your impressions. As a matter of fact, I do. When I see a book that seems a good story for a movie, I usually wait to watch the movies first. For one simple reason: If I read the book first, I end up feeling that there’s something missing in the movie. On the other hand, seeing the movie first actually enhances the book for me*.
*Some people, though, say that they lose the ability to create their own imagery for the book when they see the movie first and don’t do it. I obviously don’t mind about that.
Would recommend Harry Potter books myself – actually, for teenagers and adults too. They may look like fairy-tale books for kids (especially the first two), but there are a lot of things in them which many real-life adults should remind to themselves more often. Dumbledore and Snape are my favorite characters in them 🙂
Thanks for sharing your opinion. I appreciate those characters as well. I like Hermione a lot too. J. K. Rowling is a genious in my opinion.
Oh I love the Harry Potter books. I remember reading them all multiple times when I was younger.
And not to long ago I also watched all the films again. The Harry Potter books are just perfect for young people.
You can get carried away in your fantasy super simple and it’s also a great books to relate to.
My favorite one is Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban.
As difficult as it may be choosing one, Prisoner of Azkaban is also my favorite book of the Harry Potter saga.
Thanks for sharing you impressions.
Thanks for putting together all the review – they are so thorough! I got completely lost on here reminiscing about reading the Narnia books as a child, (and Harry Potter as an adult!)
I’m hoping you can make a recommendation for me. My son is 10 years old and a good, but reluctant reader. I am after something new for him to read as a part of his Christmas present. He is into adventure based computer games and superheroes. Hope you can help.
Thanks for sharing. I’m supposing he has already read Narnia and Harry Potter, right? (If not, I’d start from there. Harry Potter first, trying to fit his age to Harry Potter’s while leveling up.)
At his age:
Alexander Dumas classic books like: Three Mosketeers, The Man in Iron Mask, etc; Count of Monte Cristo; Queen Margot, The Corsican Brothers; and so on
Michael Vey Book Series by Richard Paul Evans
Percy Jackson series and The Trials of Apollo series by Rick Riordan
Wow! Thanks for inquiring. This was a great reminder. I’m going to put some of those (the ones that aren’t) on our to-do (review) list. Cheers!
I remember when Harry Potter came out my son and I had a bit of war over the last book. Since I read really fast he had it the next day.
In our house, we all can usually be found in our rooms reading books. I have 4 children and they have different tastes running all the way from fantasy to crime thrillers.
The books you have here, we’ve read most of them. Will keep an eye out for any new listing you have.
Thanks for sharing your experience and kind words. Cheers!