Dory has a hard time keeping her fantasy life to herself—her imaginary best friend (a monster named Mary), imaginary enemy (Mrs. Gobble Gracker) and fairy godmother (Mr. Nugy, who she calls on a banana) are as real as her family and school pals. This delightful, wildly creative five-volume series gets into the wonders and uncertainties that course through every young mind: These books will speak to your child. It doesn’t hurt that you’ll get as much out of Dory’s adventures as your little one. Ages 5-10.
Here it is, the 101 best books for kids of all ages! We compiled the best picture books, chapter books and graphic novels for every kind of reader.
Our list includes timeless classics from your childhood, and new releases that will be read for generations to come. Our favorite picks include Newbery and Caldecott winners, bestsellers every kid should read and kooky books you didn’t even know existed!
Goofball kids, taco-eating dragons, legendary spacegirls, spooky urban legends, mischievous boy robots: These books are filled with characters that will spark young imaginations. Our advice? Make a list of the books that tickle your fancy, then visit the best libraries for kids in NYC, sit in on storytimes for kids or head to your local indie to learn more about the coolest book clubs for kids.
And if your little one sneaks under the covers with one of these books and a flashlight, you should be proud of your little bookworm—wait a few minutes before “catching” them.
Be sure to check out our virtual daily storytimes with the New York Public Library, every Monday through Friday at 10am.