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The Best Children’s Books to Read and Bring Excitement to your 2019

Updated 2019

If you loved colorful illustrations and imaginative works during your childhood, and you’re looking for wonderful stories to introduce to the kids of today then there is more than just “the most exciting and best children’s books to read in 2019” that you should be looking into. Look through the categories below to find great movies, podcasts and more..

What Did These Children’s Books Do To Qualify For This List

Any time you are ranking the best of something the results are usually somewhat subjective but we have did our best to come up with a list the readers of the children’s books genre will truly like. To come up with this list we took into account:

  • quantity and quality of user reviews
  • sales data
  • public perception
  • opinions of readers of this genres
  • commercial success
  • and of course personal opinion

Take a look at the best Children’s Books you can read right now:

Best Children’s Books in 2019

Growing up, we all learned how to read in school and couldn’t wait to get our hands on every children’s book in the library. These instant classics have stood the test of time and were the same books our parents read when they were kids. From Goosebumps to Dr. Suess and other greats, this list of Best Children’s Books should be a wonderful and nostalgic brush through memory lane. Allowing a child to unlock their imagination on these books can inspire a life full of creativity and wonder.

Here are the best children’s books in 2019 by the experts:

1) The Wonderful Things You Will Be by Emily Winfield Martin

  • The Most Exciting and Best Children's Books to Read in 2019Book Summary: From brave and bold to creative and clever, Emily Winfield Martin’s rhythmic rhyme expresses all the loving things that parents think of when they look at their children. With beautiful, and sometimes humorous, illustrations, and a clever gatefold with kids in costumes, this is a book grown-ups will love reading over and over to kids—both young and old. A great gift for any occasion, but a special stand-out for baby showers, birthdays, and graduation. The Wonderful Things You Will Be has a loving and truthful message that will endure for lifetimes.
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2) The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

  • The Most Exciting and Best Children's Books to Read in 2019Book Summary:Shel Silverstein’s incomparable career as a bestselling children’s book author and illustrator began with Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back. He is also the creator of picture books including A Giraffe and a HalfWho Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?The Missing PieceThe Missing Piece Meets the Big O, and the perennial favorite The Giving Tree, and of classic poetry collections such as Where the Sidewalk EndsA Light in the AtticFalling UpEvery Thing On ItDon’t Bump the Glump!, and Runny Babbit.
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3) Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr., Eric Carle, et al.

  • The Most Exciting and Best Children's Books to Read in 2019Book Summary: With more than 7 million copies in print in various formats and languages, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Is one of the most treasured children’s books of all time. Now, more than 40 years after its first printing, this classic is finally available as an audiobook. The narration, provided by Academy Award winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow, comes from a Grammy-nominated recording, which is sure to bring warmth and humor to children and parents alike.
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4) Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees 

  • The Most Exciting and Best Children's Books to Read in 2019Book Summary: Giraffes Can’t Dance is a touching tale of Gerald the giraffe, who wants nothing more than to dance. With crooked knees and thin legs, it’s harder for a giraffe than you would think. Gerald is finally able to dance to his own tune when he gets some encouraging words from an unlikely friend.
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5) Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri

  • The Most Exciting and Best Children's Books to Read in 2019Book Summary: Dragons love tacos. They love chicken tacos, beef tacos, great big tacos, and teeny tiny tacos. So if you want to lure a bunch of dragons to your party, you should definitely serve tacos. Buckets and buckets of tacos. Unfortunately, where there are tacos, there is also salsa. And if a dragon accidentally eats spicy salsa . . . oh, boy. You’re in red-hot trouble.
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6) Strictly No Elephants by Lisa Mantchev and Taeeun Yoo 

  • The Most Exciting and Best Children's Books to Read in 2019Book Summary: Today is Pet Club day. There will be cats and dogs and fish, but strictly no elephants are allowed. The Pet Club doesn’t understand that pets come in all shapes and sizes, just like friends. Now it is time for a boy and his tiny pet elephant to show them what it means to be a true friend.
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7) The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers

  • The Most Exciting and Best Children's Books to Read in 2019Book Summary:  Poor Duncan just wants to color. But when he opens his box of crayons, he finds only letters, all saying the same thing: His crayons have had enough! They quit! Beige Crayon is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown Crayon. Black wants to be used for more than just outlining. Blue needs a break from coloring all those bodies of water. And Orange and Yellow are no longer speaking—each believes he is the true color of the sun.
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8) Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 1-4: Dinosaurs Before Dark, The Knight at Dawn, Mummies in the Morning, and Pirates Past Noon by Mary Pope Osborne and Sal Murdocca

  • The Most Exciting and Best Children's Books to Read in 2019Book Summary: Meet Jack and Annie! Jack and his younger sister, Annie, are just regular kids. But when they discover a tree house in the woods, something magical happens. Jack and Annie are whisked back in time to the Age of Dinosaurs, a medieval castle, ancient pyramids, and treasure-seeking pirates. Every visit to the magic tree house leads to adventure!
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9) Charlie & Mouse: Book 1 (Classic Children’s Book, Illustrated Books for Children) by Laurel Snyder and Emily Hughes

  • The Most Exciting and Best Children's Books to Read in 2019Book Summary:  Four hilarious children’s stories, two inventive brothers, one irresistible and award-winning beginner chapter book—now in paperback! Join Charlie and Mouse as they talk to lumps, take the neighborhood to a party, sell some rocks, and invent the bedtime banana. With imagination and humor, Laurel Snyder and Emily Hughes paint a lively picture of brotherhood that children will relish in a beginning chapter book format; making this a perfect book for young readers graduating from picture books.
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10) The Beginner’s Bible: Timeless Children’s Stories by Zondervan

  • The Most Exciting and Best Children's Books to Read in 2019Book Summary: The Beginner’s Bible is where a child’s journey towards a lifelong love of God’s Word begins.
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Best Children’s Movies in 2019

Why stop with the best children’s books when we can also indulge these amazing movies:

1)Just Add Magic

Starring: Abby Donnelly Olivia Sanabia , Aubrey Miller , et al.
Directed by: Joe Nussbaum , Joe Menendez , Elodie Keene and Vanessa Parise

Movie Summary:When Kelly and her two best friends stumble upon a mysterious cookbook, they discover the book’s recipes are far from ordinary-they’re magical. Attempting to use the recipes to release Kelly’s grandmother from a powerful curse, they uncover more clues surrounding Grandma’s mystery and learn each recipe comes with a hefty price. Bigger secrets are about to be unearthed when you Just Add Magic!

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2)The Gruffalo

Starring: Helena Bonham Carter , James Corden , Robbie Coltrane , et al.
Directed by: Jakob Schuh and Max Lang

Movie Summary:This enchanting film tells the story of a mouse who goes in search of a nut. Along the way, three hungry animals that think that the mouse looks good to eat confront him. Forced to rely on his wits for survival, Mouse invents an imaginary monster to scare them away, but what happens when he comes face to face with his own creation?

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3)Aladdin

Starring: Starring: Will Smith , Mena Massoud , Naomi Scott and Marwan Kenzari
Directed by: Directed by: Guy Ritchie

Movie Summary:From Disney comes the thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of the animated classic Aladdin, the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous, self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future.

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4)Clifford’s Really Big Movie

Starring: John Ritter , Grey DeLisle , Wayne Brady and Kel Mitchell
Directed by: Robert Ramirez

Movie Summary:Worried that he costs too much to feed, Clifford runs away to join a carnival act and help win a lifetime supply of Tummy Yummies.

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5)Meet the Robinsons

Starring: Angela Bassett , Daniel Hansen , Jordan Fry , et al.
Directed by: Steve Anderson

Movie Summary:Lewis is a brilliant inventor who meets a mysterious stranger named Wilbur Robinson who whisks him away in a time machine. Together they team up to track down Bowler Hat Guy in a showdown that ends with an unexpected twist of fate.

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Best Children’s Audio Books in 2019

Of course we also have for you the best children’s books in audio for when you prefer to listen rather than read:

1)The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary, B. D. Wong, et al.

Book Summary: A reckless young mouse named Ralph makes friends with a boy in room 215 of the Mountain View Inn and discovers the joys of motorcycling.

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2)Best Family Ever  by Karen Kingsbury, Tyler Russell, et al.

Book Summary: Brooke is the perfect older sister. For that reason, Kari and Ashley work hard to make their parents just as proud of them as they are of Brooke. Each girl has her own talents. Brooke is an excellent student. Kari is a great soccer player. Ashley, a talented artist. And they are always there for each other. But when the news comes that Dr. Baxter is moving the family from Ann Arbor to Bloomington, Indiana, and the Baxters need to leave the only home and friends they’ve ever known, no one is happy. Saying good-bye is hard, but the family still has what’s most important – their faith and their love for each other.

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3)The Good Dinosaur by Disney PressLisa Flanagan, et al.

Book Summary: The Good Dinosaur is a humorous and exciting original story about Arlo, a lively Apatosaurus with a big heart. After a traumatic event unsettles Arlo’s family, he sets out on a remarkable journey, gaining an unlikely companion along the way – a human boy. This novelization retells the whole exciting story. One of the best children’s books and movie, now in audio!

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4)Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren, Esther Benson, et al.

Book Summary: Tommy and his sister Annika have a new neighbor, and her name is Pippi Longstocking. She has crazy red pigtails, no parents to tell her what to do, a horse that lives on the porch and a pet monkey named Mr. Nilsson. Whether Pippi’s scrubbing her floors, doing arithmetic or stirring things up at a fancy tea party, her flair for the outrageous always seems to lead to another adventure.

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5)The Kissing Hand by Mary Pope Osborne and Listening Library

Book Summary: Chester Raccoon is afraid to go to school, but his mother shares The Kissing Hand, a family secret that lets him feel her love whenever he needs it.

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Conclusion

What do you think about our list of best children’s books? If you have another genre that you prefer to read we have probably compiled a list of our favorites for that genre too. So if you are looking for something other than the best children’s books you can find other genres here.

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