All entries by Reading Rockets

Children’s Books About Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln was the leader of the United States during an especially difficult period in the young country’s history. Learn more about our 16th president with these recommended books.

Black History Month Books for Kids

The following are some of our favorite books for Black History Month (and anytime!). Some describe our different histories while others show the joys and challenges that are shared by children of all colors as they learn and grow.

Books for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

We’ve compiled children’s books to read on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day about Dr. King, fiction and nonfiction books about ordinary people who stand up for what’s right, and stories about helping others and giving back.

Thanksgiving Tales

Read these stories to the children in your life to help them see what the spirit of Thanksgiving is really all about.

Books About Adoption

These books about adoption provide stories for a range of ages, as well as questions, discussion topics, photographs, and family activities to share.

Native American Stories

This Native American Heritage month read lore from this diverse group of people. Some tales are fun and humorous while others are serious.

Monstrously Good Books for Kids

Monstrously Good Books for Kids

Whether they’re hiding under the bed, or going bump in the night, monsters may be all around! Get crazy with some monster madness using this list of recommended books for children ages 0-9.

Day of the Dead Books for Kids

Day of the Dead Books for Kids

The Day of the Dead, celebrated from October 31 through November 2, is a time of both joy and quiet remembrance as families honor their loved ones who have died. Learn about the holiday, celebrated in many Latin America countries, with these books.

Celebrate Diwali with Books!

Learn about the diverse traditions and foods that are part of the “festival of lights” across India, as well as the many well-known Diwali legends that highlight the triumph of light over darkness and good over evil.