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Favorite Children's Books

Here's a collection of our kids' favorite off-the-beaten-path books.

Little Humans by Brandon Stanton, who did Humans of New York. Fabulous photography book with a wonderful message for kids woven through.

Little Humans, Brandon Stanton: Small kids can do big things

If your elementary kid isn't ready for the blank pages of a diary, this wonderful writer's notebook is filled with prompts to spark imagination + creativity

Writer's notebook perfect for kids. Even ones who don't write.

The Categorical Universe of Candice Phee: Excellent tween novel that's not as mature as Hunger Games, but with an awesome anti-heroine.

The Categorical Universe of Candice Phee

In This Book: A new classic for kids by Fani Marceau + Joelle Jolivet

In This Book: A stunning new picture book for kids

Chu's First Day of School by Neil Gaiman. Yes, Neil Gaiman!

Neil Gaiman sends kids back to school with a smile

Little Elliot, Big City: A sweet new picture book for kids that will be the next big series.

Little Elliot, Big City: The next big picture book for kids
  • Meredith Keeney

    Wonderful board! Maybe you would like Rahna and the Dragon, which just got released on Amazon. I think it's right up your alley.

Bedtime at the Nuthouse: New picture book by Eric Litwin (of Pete the Cat fame)

We're nuts for Bedtime at the Nut House

Little Lamb in Amsterdam ebook: Beautiful as any regular book and interactive feature teach kids about Holland.

Little Lamb in Amsterdam: A fun interactive ebook for kids

Sweet Blackberry: A non-profit bringing lesser known stories of African-American achievements to life for kids, beautifully

Sweet Blackberry brings African American history alive

Mix it Up! Interactive picture book by Hervé Tullet gets kids learning about colors in the coolest way ever.

Mix it Up!: An engaging, interactive book for kids

Quest by Caldecott honoree Aaron Becker: gorgeous new book all told in pictures

Quest by Aaron Becker: A first look at this new children's book

The Bear's Song is our favorite new bedtime story, and we love how it celebrates the love between dads and kids.

The Bear's Song: Our new favorite bedtime book

The Soccer Fence soccer: fantastic book for kids in light of the World Cup, but great lesson about apartheid too.

A winning soccer book for kids in time for The World Cup

The Baby Tree Book by Sophie Blackall: Probably our favorite "where do babies come from?" book ever.

The Baby Tree: A book answering kids' #1 question perfectly

Ann and Nan are Anagrams: Terrific book that's like a Where's Waldo for future word nerds.

Ann and Nan are Anagrams by Mark Shulman - Cool Mom Picks

Stella and the Space Bears: Wonderful book that just happens to be an ebook. And we can never resist a geeky heroine.

Odd One Out: Gorgeous picture book with a modern twist on "which of these things is not like the other."

The Odd One Out seek-and-find book for kids - Cool Mom Picks