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From classic novels for teens and tweens to beloved picture books for toddlers and beginner readers, these are the top-selling books on Amazon. If you’re eager to give your child more material to read, check out this list of popular books, both new and old, for reading list ideas.
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The Disney Princess Cookbook by Disney Book Group
Disney fans with a budding interest in cooking will love this best-selling Disney Princess Cookbook. With recipes like Tianna’s Baked Caramel French Toast and Fa Family Lo Mein, there’s something everyone in the house can enjoy. This cookbook has recipes your children will love, plus practical cooking tips and tricks to help your little one master the kitchen.
Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls by Dav Pilkey
Best-selling children’s author Dav Pilkey is known for spinning creative, hilarious stories that engross elementary age children. The best-selling Dog Man series will have your kid rolling with laughter and begging for the other seven books in the series.
A Tiger Like Me by Michael Engler
This sweet, simple and intricately illustrated children’s book follows the story of a little boy who loves dressing up as a tiger. Little kids will love reading or hearing about the day-to-day activities of the little tiger in this tale.
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
This classic book is the prelude to The Lord of the Rings and Amazon’s number one best-selling book in Teen and Young Adult Classic Literature. Tweens and teens will get lost in the fantasy world of Tolkein and the adventures of hobbit Bilbo Baggins.
Just a Little Critter Collection by Mercer Mayer
The Little Critter books have captured the imagination of generations of beginner readers and continue to help young kids learn about the world around them. This 176-page hardcover collection includes seven classic Little Critter stories in one book.
The Pigeon HAS to Go to School! by Mo Willems
If you’ve got a little on getting ready to start school, this hilarious and heartwarming story will surely resonate. The Pigeon isn’t really sure why he needs to go to school—he already knows a lot, he might not even like it and what if nobody likes him? Your little reader will be surprised to see how the Pigeon’s first day of school really goes.
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
Teens and tweens will love this classic coming-of-age story about friendship and belonging, written by author S.E. Hinton when she was only a teenager herself. The Outsiders is an iconic YA novel that has stood the test of time for over 50 years, still resonating with kids today.
The Bad Seed by Jory John
This children’s picture book tells the story of a very bad seed, who knows the other seeds and the peanuts and the corn kernel are talking about him. What unfolds is a story of self-reflection, behavior and the ability to change told in a silly, subtle way that children can understand and enjoy.
The Wonderful Things You Will Be by Emily Winfield Martin
This best-selling kids’ book is a rhythmic, inspiring book that encourages your child to be all of the wonderful things they are. Readers both young and old will love this sweet, beautifully illustrated book that captures everything parents hope for their children.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
The Very Hungry Caterpillar has been adored by children for decades and continues to delight and entertain little ones today, with a copy being sold somewhere in the world every 30 seconds! Toddlers and beginner readers will love exploring the colorful, cut-out board book version of this timeless story.