The Best Books for Everyone in Your Home

I love finishing up our Christmas gifts with a great book, so I thought I would make it easy for you to do the same.
With so many incredible books out there it was definitely a challenge, but I narrowed it down to our favorites for every age and stage. This list has the best book for everyone in your home all in one spot!

The Best Books for Everyone in Your Home:

Board Books 

Moo, Baa, La La La

Sandra Boynton’s wildly popular Moo, Baa, La La La! features her lively and spirited text that introduces readers to animals and the noises they make.

The Hiccupotamus

“There was a hippopotamus who hiccupped quite-a-lotamus. And every time he got’emus…he’d fall upon his bottomus!” Kids love listening to this story and adults love to read it!

Llama Llama Red Pajama

With this board book edition, Anna Dewdney’s infectious rhyming text and expressive artwork are available to the youngest readers.

Dear Zoo

Lift the flap books are so much fun for those early years and this one is especially great!

Brown Bear, Brown Bear

An absolute classic for every little one. Easy to predict and mimic with the best illustrations.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

I’m pretty sure I’ve read this book 10,000 times between my boys and it was always such a hit! Such a fun story.

Baby Touch and Feel Animals

Being able to touch and feel a book makes it even more interactive for those little eyes and hands. This is a great one for every toddler.

The Cheerio Play Book

This Cheerio book is so fun to make those snacks come to life. A must for every little one!

The Best Books for Everyone in Your Home:



Around the Farm

Put on your overalls and have a stroll Around The Farm in this amazing sound book! Your little one can press 30 different sound buttons while they read to bring the amazing art stylings of Eric Carle to life!

Plant a Kiss

One small act of love blooms into something bigger and more dazzling than Little Miss could have ever imagined in this epic journey about life, kindness, and giving. Kids love this book!

Please Baby Please

Just a fun and silly book that every preschooler will love!

Pet the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons

Pete the Cat is a household name and for good reason!

No, David!

No, David! Is a brilliant book for this age group. Teaches great lessons in such a fun way.

Go Away, Big Green Monster!

A brilliant and creatively put together book, it is perfect to encourage kids to face their fears and be brave!

Fisher Price Welcome to the Zoo!

An absolute classic with flaps to lift and enjoy!

Look and Find

Preschool age loves to look and find. It is so fun to do together or they can do this one independently.

The Best Books for Everyone in Your Home:

Early Readers

Many of these books were first suggested by Everyday Reading. Check out her blog for more options like these!

I Will Race You Through This Book! 

Super easy to read but still hilarious and engaging. A great book for those beginning readers!


This has been a classic for years and years and for a good reason. A great series about a sweet and mischievous dog.

I Will Take A Nap!

The Elephant and Piggie books were an incredible addition to the early reader library. Always fun, with clever illustrations and a great story with simple words. A win for sure.

Fox the Tiger

A really sweet theme about being yourself in the fun and funny book with simple words to boost your early reader’s confidence!

Puppy Mudge

There is something so great about this series about a puppy who loves to get in trouble. A great option for those early readers!

The Big Purple Book of Beginner Books

Get a bunch of Dr. Seuss classics all in one book.

The Best Books for Everyone in Your Home:

Easy Chapter Book Readers

Many of these were also suggested by Everyday Reading.

Narwhal Unicorn of the Sea!

This early graphic novel series is funny and fun and perfect for those who are transitioning into chapter books!

Bink and Golly

Kate DiCamillo is a masterful story teller and she does a great job with this early chapter book series. So much fun!

A to Z Mysteries

My kids loves these books when they were younger. We collected A-Z and read them all!

Frog and Toad

This classic set of books is always a winner. We’ve loved them forever and the stories are still relevant today!

Cam Jansen Mystery Series

We also love these mysteries. We had a lot of fun with Cam and her photographic memory.

Henry and Mudge

These were some of my boys’ very favorites! The stories were easy enough to read but interesting enough to keep them engaged and excited!

Pete the Cat: Rocking Field Day

Pete the Cat is an awesome series for those just entering chapter books. Always something exciting to get into!

The Bests Book for Everyone in Your Home:

Early Chapter Book Readers

Some of these were also suggested by Everyday Reading.

Mercy Watson to the Rescue

These were some of my boys’ favorite early chapter books. Mercy Watson is just so lovable. So silly and so much fun!

The Princess In Black

This is a more recent early chapter book series and boys and girls of all ages will love it. So much adventure!

King and Kayla

If you have a child that enjoys a little bit of a mystery in a story, this will keep them reading!

Nate the Great

Another great option for a child who loves a good mystery. It’s fun to see if you can figure things out first!

Kung Pow Chicken

So fun for your superhero lover! Great illustrations and a fast pace to keep those early readers, reading!

The Best Books for Everyone in Your Home:

Graphic Novels

Wings of Fire

The New York Times bestselling Wings of Fire series takes flight in this first graphic novel edition, adapted by the author with art by Mike Holmes.


A graphic novel series about a comic book-loving, twinkie-eating grade school AMOEBA trying to find his place in the world (or at least trying to make it through a school day).


These are books my boys read over and over again. If your child just needs something fun and funny, this is a great series option.

Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute

Another hilarious option for graphic novel lovers. Funny, quirky, and fun for just about anyone.


For some reason, my boys loved these graphic novels. There was lots of giggling and wanting to show me all the funny parts of the story.

Where Stars are Scattered

Personally, this was my favorite graphic novel and my boys all loved it too. Great for any age reader and just a beautiful story of love and hope. This is an absolute winner for all kinds of reasons!

The Bad Guys

It’s always fun to read books that have movies attached. This series of graphic novels is a fun twist on bad guys. Well loved for sure.

Real Friends

This is a graphic novel for a little older crowd with great writing and illustrations and awesome lessons about how to be a real friend!

The Best Books for Everyone in Your Home:

Older Elementary Readers

The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street

Such a great series. Perfect for older elementary kids.


This series is so fun! Even your reluctant readers will enjoy it!

From the Desk of Zoe Washington

This one is great for kids 10 and up all about a family mystery and the courage it takes to find the truth. This one reads quickly with great characters and an awesome story.


Marcus Makes a Movie

If you kiddo is looking for a book that makes them laugh and smile, this is such a good one. It’s great to be able to read something just for fun that also has a sweet message.


This book is one of the best! It teaches such incredible lessons about kindness, inclusion, and what really matters through an absolutely wonderful story that is hard to put down. Gordon Korman is a masterful storyteller!


This book is brilliant and written in free verse. I read and loved it as did all of my boys. A great story about family, loss, disappointment, and love. An absolute winner.

Ways to Make Sunshine

If you are looking for a joyful book all about finding the good, this book is excellent. Fun to read, easy to get into, and you walk away from it wanting to be better. A great book!

Mustaches for Maddie

This book is so beautiful in every way and becomes an instant favorite of everyone who reads it. The story is about a girl with a brain tumor, but it is also funny, quirky, and endearing. Great lessons learned about empathy and support too. A great read!

A Night Divided

This historical fiction book is so good and keeps readers on the edge of their seat waiting to see if the family separated by the Berlin Wall will ever be reunited. Such a phenomenal story!

Making Bombs for Hitler

Another favorite book of almost anyone who reads it about kids who sabotage Hitler’s plans. It’s a great historical fiction novel that helps kids realize they, too, can be heroes.

The Best Books for Everyone in Your Home:

Middle School Readers

Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise

Your heart needs this joyful miracle of a book.” ― Katherine Applegate


This is a great book for 5th grade and up including adults. A compelling story about a young track star with a tragic past who learns the importance of relationships, trust, and heart.


If your teen loves fantasy, this is a book that cannot be missed. Mull is a talented writer that keeps readers fully engaged as he whisks us through magical lands and ancient laws. If your child loved Harry Potter this is a great next step!

Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus

This book will make you smile! It’s all about understanding differences and loving people for who they are. So many laugh out loud parts and parts and moments that really make you think. Every kid and adult LOVES this book.

The Wendals

Such a fun, clean book about a strong group of friends that is willing to do just about anything to help each other. Just enough adventure to keep things interesting with a great theme! This book is easy to love.

Hello Universe

This book has received all the awards for good reason. Such an interesting story that weaves diverse characters and storylines together in a really magical way.

Girl From Nowhere

This is a fast paced spy thrilled that had all of us on the edge of our seats. So fun and so good!

Have You Seen Luis Velez?

We all adored this book. It is full of heart and love and has a cool mystery we couldn’t wait to resolve. Such a beautiful message too.

The Best Books for Everyone in Your Home:

High School Readers


My teen who loves fantasy could not put this down and is tearing through the series. If you love magic and a more fast paced feel, this series is excellent. Ideal for high schoolers.

The Crown (The Selection Book 5)

The Selection Series

If there is one book series you’ll love to read over and over again, it’s this one. If you have a reader, this would make a great gift for those long winter months.


The Orphan Keeper

This is an absolutely unbelievable true story. We couldn’t put it down and were amazed by the ending.

The False Prince

This is such a creative book that everyone I know (including me and my boys) has loved. It’s an enjoyable, fast paced read with just the right amount of magic woven in. I promise, your kids will love it.

Shadow and Bone

If you have a child that loves fantasy, this book is one they won’t be able to put down! A true winner for all fans of that genre!

Out of my Mind

I couldn’t love this book more. It’s about a brilliant girl with cerebral palsy and how she influences and changes those around her for the better. A great book for any age!

Hunger Games

Sometimes we forget the books from our past that made us love reading. If you have a teen who hasn’t read these books yet, they will be obsessed with finishing one and moving on to the next. A great series especially for reluctant readers.

The Best Books for Everyone in Your Home:


When in Rome

“This modern take on the Hepburn classic Roman Holiday is a quick, fun, slow-burn rom-com.”—Abby Jimenez

From Sand and Ash

Beautiful, heartbreaking and inspirational. Love this book!

Carnegie’s Maid

This story swept me up in a fictional story during Carnegie’s time. So many fun characters and “what if” scenarios with just the right amount of grit and romance. This book is clean and easy to love.

The Midnight Library

A absolutely inventive book that will make you think and evaluate your own life and the paths that brought you to where you are now. It’s a book that you will be dying to talk about and won’t want to put down. Warning: some language and discussion of sex. Sensitive readers may want to skip.

Upstairs at the White House: My Life with the First Ladies

This non-fiction book was absolutely intriguing! I loved every chapter so much and learning the back stories of the first ladies and the white house made for a delightful read!

Lovely War

This book is so clever and so good! I didn’t want the book to end because I would miss the characters so much. An awesome historical fiction book with a little fantastical twist.

What the Wind Knows

One of my all time favorite romance books full of the most intricate plot and unexpected twists. Everyone I know adores this book!!

Lessons In Chemistry

This book was SO GOOD, and it’s topping the charts for good reason. It’s hard not to love the quirky and brilliant protagonist and the way the story weaves so many themes together is brilliant. It was a book I couldn’t wait to pick up each night. (some language and discussion of sex)

The Best Books for Everyone in Your Home:

Men and Women

The Comfort Crisis

“If you’ve been looking for something different to level up your health, fitness, and personal growth, this is it.”—Melissa Urban, 

Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals

Thought provoking perspective of time management, with a few nuggets of wisdom. Pretty much the opposite of “get more done” and more about accepting you won’t get to do everything.


Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice

This has been one of my husband’s all time favorite books. It’s on my “to read” list, after he raved about the incredible story.

Beneath a Scarlet Sky

In my opinion this is one of the best books of all time. I couldn’t put it down, and when I found out it was based on a true story during World War 2, I loved it even more. Every man and woman we have gifted it to has loved it just as much as we did!

Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know

This book is absolutely excellent! My husband and I both read it and couldn’t wait to discuss it with each other. This book will change you and the way you think in the best possible way!

When Breath Becomes Air

This is the most beautiful and inspiring story that every human should read. It makes you appreciate your health, your life, and your loved ones in a really intense way. One of my husband’s all time favorites.

Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike

This is such an incredibly inspiring story all about the creation of Nike. The backstory kept us both interested through every page. Makes a great book gift for any man or woman (language warning).

Get More Book Ideas

There is nothing I love more than sharing great books with you. You can find my latest reads every month on instagram or check out other posts like 8 Books to Try if You Loved Ranger’s Apprentice100 Clean Books Still Worth ReadingThe Best, Most Addictive Books for Teens21 Books Your Boys Will Love, and The Best Audiobooks for the Whole Family.

I hope this gives you some great book options for every member of your family. It’s always so fun to have something new to read and easily find the best book for everyone in your home.