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These Are Amazon's Picks for the Best Children's Books of 2021

‘Tis the season to snuggle up with baby and a good picture book.
ByNehal Aggarwal
Associate Editor
Updated
November 16, 2021
Mom reading a book to her toddler child on the floor at home.
Image: Crystal Marie Sing
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Wondering what books to read with your kids this holiday season? Try one of Amazon’s best books of the year.

The list, chosen by Amazon’s Book Editors, was released on Nov. 16 and includes books that help kids understand diverse experiences and cultures. The annual list features the top books of the year, which span across several categories, including literature & fiction, mystery and thrillers, science fiction & fantasy, biography, children’s books, young adult and more.

This year’s top title for kids? The Beatryce Prophecy by Kate DiCamillo. Below are ten books from the list, as well as some of the top books from the Baby to Age 2 category and the Ages 3 to 5 category. If you’re looking for great books to read or gift this holiday season, there are some great picks on these lists.

Top 20 Best Children’s Books of 2020:

The Beatryce Prophecy by Kate DiCamillo
Room For Everyone by Naaz Khan • Change Sings: A Children’s Anthem by Amanda Gorman
Pony by R. J. Palacio
Stuntboy, in the Meantime by Jason Reynolds
Gladys the Magic Chicken by Adam Rubin
Daughter of the Deep by Rick Riordan
Dog Man: Mothering Heights by Dav Pilkey
Construction Site: Road Crew, Coming Through! by Sherri Duskey Rinker
Amari and the Night Brothers by B. B. Alston

Best Children’s Books of 2020: Baby to Age 2

Woodland Dance! by Sandra Boynton
Fiona, It’s Bedtime by Zondervan
Sunny Day: A Celebration of the Sesame Street Theme Song by Joe Raposo
Lullaby (For a Black Mother) by Langston Hughes
Blankie (A Narwhal and Jelly Board Book) by Ben Clanton
Sumo Counting by Sanae Ishida
Richard Scarry’s Super Silly Seek and Find! by Richard Scarry
B Is for Bison: A National Parks Primer by Greg Paprocki
Baby, Sleepy Baby by Atinuke
Hello, World! Cars and Trucks by Jill McDonald

Best Children’s Books of 2020: Ages 3 to 5

Room For Everyone by Naaz Khan
Change Sings: A Children’s Anthem by Amanda Gorman
Gladys the Magic Chicken by Adam Rubin
Construction Site: Road Crew, Coming Through! by Sherri Duskey Rinker
Eyes That Kiss in the Corners by Joanna Ho
It Fell from the Sky by Terry Fan
Every Little Kindness by Marta Bartolj
Dream Street by Tricia Elam Walker
Best Day Ever! by Marilyn Singer
Norman Didn’t Do It!: (Yes, He Did) by Ryan T. Higgins

Looking for more books? Check out the complete list from the Baby to Age 2 category and the Ages 3 to 5 category. And if you’re looking for more 2021 gift picks and top books on Amazon, visit Amazon.com/AmazonBookReview.

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