Children’s books are not just for children. As educators and program leaders, children’s and young adult books can be an essential tool to help you learn how to connect with the children you serve. By reading the books that they are interested in, you gain insight into what kids are going through, what matters to them, and how they see the world.
These books can be powerful conversation starters. First Book experts have curated a great section of books that deal with specific, difficult life experiences. These books can help you breach tough topics like grief, violence, divorce, and so much more.
Even if you are not you are searching for issue books, reading children’s books can be just plain fun. You can find quality writing, and soon enough you’ll be able to recommend awesome new titles to your kids.
Here are some of our favorite books that readers of all ages will love:
by R. J. Palacio
August Pullman was born with a facial deformity that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope.