Keep your child reading this summer with this list of 2012's top kids' books from The Horn Book, which has reviewed kids' literature for more than 80 years.
The Rosenbach Museum & Library in Philadelphia is the major repository for the beloved children's illustrator and author.
Reading the same book as their child can help parents discuss difficult issues such as date rape, drugs, alcohol and weight.
For ages 5-9, a book of facts about our discards can provide educational reading for Earth Day.
Women's history books for tweens and teens focus on the bicycle and heroes of World War II.
Two fascinating books chronicle Jim Crow segregation and modern African-American achievers, as told by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
"Achingly funny" novel of a New Deal town is named the past year's best children's book. "A Ball for Daisy" wins the Caldecott Medal.
In January we look forward to better times, but these kids' books also look back, in different ways, at poetry, art and African American history.