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Inspire Reading

ThriftBooks is proud to support literacy across the country. The key to improving reading proficiency and fostering a lifelong love of reading in children is to make reading FUN! We picked out some of our favorite children's series and books to get you started supporting readership for the kids in your life. For further reading for children and adults, don't miss our Children's Chapters feature on the best series for kids and our Top 15 Bedtime Stories list.

Recommended Children's Series

Dog Man
Dav Pilkey

from: $4.89

Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney

from: $3.59

Today I Will Fly!
Mo Willems

from: $4.19

Nate the Great
Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

from: $4.09

Big Nate: In a Class By Himself
Lincoln Peirce

from: $4.69

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
John Archambault

from: $3.59

C'Est Nol, David!
David Shannon

from: $4.39

Babies and Toddlers

Peekaboo Morning
Rachel Isadora

from: $3.89

Whose Knees are These?
Jabari Asim

from: $4.39

Baby Loves Gravity!
Ruth Spiro

from: $4.39

Joshua's Night Whispers
Angela Johnson

from: $4.09

Leo Can Swim
Anna McQuinn

from: $5.69

Woke Baby
Mahogany L. Browne

from: $5.09

Hey, Baby!: A Baby's Day in Doodles
Andrea Pippins

from: $4.19

The Story of Rap
Nicola Edwards

from: $4.29

Antiracist Baby
Ibram X. Kendi

from: $4.79

Brown Baby Lullaby
Tameka Fryer Brown

from: $4.69

Peekaboo Bedtime
Rachel Isadora

from: $4.89

Young Children

The Snowy Day
Ezra Jack Keats

from: $3.59

Truck
Donald Crews

from: $4.29

Joshua By The Sea
Angela Johnson

from: $4.29

Last Stop on Market Street
Matt de la Peña

from: $3.69

The King of Kindergarten
Derrick Barnes

from: $4.29

The Feelings Book
Todd Parr

from: $4.39

Whistle for Willie
Ezra Jack Keats

from: $3.59

Baby Says
John Steptoe

from: $3.59

I'm a Brilliant Little Black Boy!
Betty K Bynum

from: $5.46

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Judi Barrett

from: $3.59

I Spy Treasure Hunt (I Spy)
Jean Marzollo

from: $4.89

Hi! Fly Guy
Tedd Arnold

from: $4.19

Chocolate Me!
Taye Diggs

from: $4.19

School Bus
Donald Crews

from: $4.39

Not Norman: A Goldfish Story
Kelly Bennett

from: $4.69

Octopus Stew
Eric Velásquez

from: $4.79

How Do Dinosaurs Go To School?
Jane Yolen

from: $4.69

Middle Readers

As Brave as You
Jason Reynolds

from: $3.59

Ghost
Jason Reynolds

from: $4.29

Bud, Not Buddy
Christopher Paul Curtis

from: $3.59

Amelia Bedelia Unleashed
Herman Parish

from: $4.19

Unstoppable
Tim Green

from: $4.79

New Kid
Jerry Craft

from: $4.79

The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963
Christopher Paul Curtis

from: $3.59

Sunny
Jason Reynolds

from: $4.29

The Crossover
Kwame Alexander

from: $4.19

Rebound
Kwame Alexander

from: $4.59

Holes
Louis Sachar

from: $3.59

The Stars Beneath Our Feet
David Barclay Moore

from: $4.19

Teen & Young Adult

Stamped
Ibram X. Kendi

from: $4.19

Dear Martin
Nic Stone

from: $3.99

When I Was the Greatest
Jason Reynolds

from: $4.19

The Boy in the Black Suit
Jason Reynolds

from: $4.39

All American Boys
Jason Reynolds

from: $4.09

Long Way Down
Jason Reynolds

from: $5.19

Swing
Mary Rand Hess

from: $4.39

Miles Morales: Spider-Man
Jason Reynolds

from: $4.89

Solo
Kwame Alexander

from: $4.89

March: Book One
John Lewis

from: $4.69

Monster
Walter Dean Myers

from: $3.59

Tyrell
Coe Booth

from: $5.99

Bronxwood
Coe Booth

from: $7.49

Dear Justyce
Nic Stone

from: $4.79

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