10 Best Children's Fiction Books 2023 That Your Children Should Read

best children's fiction books
Children must-read fiction books to leverage their imagination. Here I listed a number of best children's fiction books in 2023 from different writers. These books are chosen carefully so that your children can only have quality books to read. So scroll down and check the list!

1. Linked

Author: Korman, Gordon
Published at: 20/07/2021
ISBN: 1338629115

Link, Michael, and Dana live in a quiet town. But it's woken up very quickly when someone sneaks into school and vandalizes it with a swastika. Nobody can believe it. How could such a symbol of hate end up in the middle of their school? Who would do such a thing?

Because Michael was the first person to see it, he's the first suspect. Because Link is one of the most popular guys in school, everyone's looking to him to figure it out. And because Dana's the only Jewish girl in the whole town, everyone's treating her more like an outsider than ever.

The mystery deepens as more swastikas begin to appear. Some students decide to fight back and start a project to bring people together instead of dividing them further. The closer Link, Michael, and Dana get to the truth, the more there is to face-not just the crimes of the present, but the crimes of the past.

The Moonlight Child
Author: McQuestion, Karen
Published at: 03/03/2021
ISBN: 0986416487

A gripping and emotional novel that will leave you wondering about the neighbors next door...

On a cold January night, Sharon Lemke heads outside to see a lunar eclipse when she notices something odd at the house behind her backyard. Through her neighbor's kitchen window, she sees what appears to be a little girl washing dishes late at night. But the Fleming family doesn't have a child that age, and even if they did, why would she be doing housework at this late hour?

It would be easy for Sharon to just let this go, but when eighteen-year-old Niki, a former foster child, comes to live with Sharon, she notices suspicious activity at the Flemings' house as well. When calling social services doesn't result in swift action, the two decide to investigate on their own.

The Little Book of Kindergarten: (Children's Book About Kindergarten, School, New Experiences, Growth, Confidence, Child's self-esteem, Kindergarten, Preschool Children Ages 4-7)
Author: Bush, Zack
Published at: 09/08/2021
ISBN: 173596655X

The Little Book Of best children's fiction books series introduces young kids to a wide range of ideas, activities, values, and emotions. With engaging text and warm, kid-friendly illustrations, each story teaches children that having fun, learning, talking about their feelings, and doing the right thing is always much easier than they think. Kids can enjoy the journey and fun of reading while discovering the world around them, one little book at a time. That's what The Little Book Of series is all about!

This book comes with adorable illustrations and is a meaningful read for any child who is going to Kindergarten. It is available in paperback and Kindle formats. Add it to your shopping cart now and your child will be ready for the big day!

The Little Book Of series is written for kids 3-10. The books are perfect for boys, girls, early readers, primary school students, and even toddlers. This series is an excellent resource for counselors, parents, and teachers alike.

How to Self-publish and Market a Children's Book (Second Edition): Self-publishing in print, eBooks and audiobooks, children's book marketing, translation and foreign rights
Author: Inglis, Karen P
Published at: 20/05/2021
ISBN: 1913846016

This is one of those best children's fiction books you keep near your computer at all times. I've already highlighted, underlined, and added sticky notes throughout the book. There's everything from the author's personal stories to recommended children's book awards and everything in the middle. There were topics I hadn't thought about before. Even though there is a lot of information, it is all well organized and doesn't feel overwhelming. I love the adorable town made out of a row of books on the cover, too!

Gratitude is My Superpower: A children's book about Giving Thanks and Practicing Positivity.
Author: Ortego, Alicia
Published at: 07/07/2021
ISBN: 1735974145

Do you want to teach your children how to be grateful for the things they already have?

Little Betsy will learn that happiness is made up of simple things in life, both small and big. With the help of the magic stone, she will begin to feel gratitude for her parents, friends, and toys. But what happens when little Betsy forgets to use the magic of her stone? She will realize that the power of gratitude is hidden in her heart.

"Gratitude is my superpower" will teach your little ones to appreciate the warmth of home, time spent playing with friends, and family relationships.

A Simple Christmas on the Farm
Author: Alsdurf, Phyllis
Published at: 28/09/2021
ISBN: 1506471366

When a little girl finds out her family is planning a "simple" Christmas this year, she's not so sure about it. But soon she gets into the spirit of simplicity and generosity by making presents and Christmas decorations with her parents and grandparents on their family farm. She and her mama share Christmas cookies with friends they meet, inviting everyone to join them for Christmas in their little red barn.

Warm and heartfelt, this story invites children and families to imagine an inclusive Christmas, focusing on the simple pleasures of connection, community, and the care and generosity shared by making things by hand. Step-by-step directions for creating three handmade Christmas gifts are included at the end of the book. A Simple Christmas on the Farm is an inspired companion to author Phyllis Alsdurf's bestselling Thanksgiving in the Woods, a picture book based on the real-life story of a family that celebrates Christmas in the woods in Upstate New York.

Bloodless (Agent Pendergast Series, 21)
Author: Preston, Douglas
Published at: 17/08/2021
ISBN: 1538736705

A fabulous heist: On the evening of November 24, 1971, D. B. Cooper hijacked Flight 305—Portland to Seattle—with a fake bomb, collected a ransom of $200,000, and then parachuted from the rear of the plane, disappearing into the night…and into history.

A brutal crime steeped in legend and malevolence: Fifty years later, Agent Pendergast takes on a bizarre and gruesome case: in the ghost-haunted city of Savannah, Georgia, bodies are found with no blood left in their veins—sowing panic and reviving whispered tales of the infamous Savannah Vampire.

A case like no other: As the mystery rises along with the body count, Pendergast and his partner, Agent Coldmoon, race to understand how—or if—these murders are connected to the only unsolved skyjacking in American history. Together, they uncover not just the answer…but an unearthly evil beyond all imagining.

The Fascinating Space Book for Kids: 500 Far-Out Facts! (Fascinating Facts)
Author: Reichley, Lisa
Published at: 12/10/2021
ISBN: 1638786461

Do you know a kid who wants to know all about space? This intergalactic entry into space books for kids is bursting with 500 out-of-this-world facts for hours of space exploration from the comfort of Earth. Alongside full-color pictures on every page, kids can adventure through stars, planets, and space technology with this book of astronomy for kids.

Go beyond other space books for kids with trivia such as:

  • Mars is often referred to as the red planet because its surface is red due to iron oxide, or rust.
  • The average lifespan of a star is 10 billion years.
  • All the other planets in our solar system could fit between Earth and its moon.

Kids will light up as they discover ice giants and famous astronomers with this standout among space books for kids.

Past Tense: A Jack Reacher Novel
Author: Lee Child
Published at: 05/11/2018
ISBN: 0399593519

Jack Reacher takes a trip to the town his father was born. At the same time, two young Canadians who are going to New York to sell a treasure, accidentally get stranded in a lonely, mysterious motel in the same town where Jack is heading. Going there, he finds that his father never had been there. Being surprised as he always knows that his father belongs to that town, he determines to explore the real scenario. As the Canadians face lethal dangers, and as Reacher explores his father’s life, interestingly their different stories begin to merge. Then Reacher makes a shocking discovery that leads him to a horrifying past that can be tense . . . and deadly.

To know that shocking past you should pick this electrifying thriller for your kid's reading list.

The Tuscan Child
Author: Rhys Bowen
Published at: 20/02/2018
ISBN: B0799P1Q9Q

The Tuscan Child is a haunting novel about a woman who braves her father's hidden past to discover his secrets. During world war II, in German-occupied Tuscany, Joanna's father was rescued by a woman named Sofia. They fell in love that was shaken by an irreversible betrayal.

30 years later, after the death of his father, Joanna finds an unopened letter addressed to Sofia. She embarks on a healing journey to Tuscany to understand her father's story. There she soon realizes that some past should be left undisturbed. But she has come too far to let go of her father's secrets now...

What was the gloomy past of her father? To shed light on the secrets, your kids must take the journey with Joanna through this book.

Spilled Milk: Based on a True Story
Author: K. L. Randis
Published at: 04/04/2017

Spilled Milk is a touching story based on true events. This children's fiction book teaches kids about awareness, and reaching out, helping those who can't help themselves.

Brooke Nolan, a battered child who has been continuously abused by her father along with her other siblings. She keeps that secret till her teenage. But one day, a glass of spilled milk at the dinner table completely changes her mind. She determines to speak about the cruelty she has been hiding with a fear of losing her family support. To pursue justice and safety for her, Brooke battles a broken system that pushes to keep her father in the home.

Willa of the Wood
Author: Robert Beatty
Published at: 10/07/2018

This is the story of an orphaned child. She is gentle of heart but brimming with the ancient forest powers of people who must struggle to survive in a changing world. Filled with the history, mystery, and magic of the Great Smoky Mountains, this amazing story will take the young readers to an incredible journey of hope.

Willa, a young night-spirit, is taught that humans are the murderers of trees and they should be despised. Unexpectedly, one day she strands in the day-folk world. There she discovers that not all of her human enemies are bad, there are good ones too. She also realizes that the society she was born and raised is full of evil.

What would she do now? Does she raise her voice and stand up against it?

The Angry Dragon: (Childrens books about Anger, Picture Books, Preschool Books, Ages 3 5, Baby Books, Kids Books, Kindergarten Books)
Author: Michael Gordon
Published at: 30/09/2018
ISBN: 1724136208

This joyful book with colorful illustrations will give your young kid a life lesson at his/her early age. This a cute story of a dragon and a little boy. Joe is an angry dragon. He always gets angry when he does not get what he wishes. George tries to teach his dragon friend that being angry is not normal. By George's continuous efforts, Joe understands that treating others with kindness is the best way to go.

This book will teach your very young child about emotions, kindness and how to become gentle.

Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha)
Author: Tomi Adeyemi
Published at: 06/03/2018
ISBN: 1250170974

Children of Blood and Bone is based on West African heritage which bends religious deities and a diverse landscape. This amazing story is told from multiple points of view. Inan and Amari, children of the iron-fisted king, and Zélie and Tzain, siblings who have suffered greatly under the king’s regime, find themselves on a dark, magic-filled quest for power. Their adventure is full of violence and betrayal, but friendships and even star-crossed love also play a part. This magnificent tale of bravery takes on injustice, discrimination, and a struggle for change.

To give your kids a taste of imagination and adventure, you must give them this book to read.

The Summer Children: The Collector Trilogy, Book 3
Author: Dot Hutchison
Published at: 22/05/2018

Agent Ramirez works for The Crimes Against Children in the F.B.I. One night, she finds a child on her door, covered in blood and holding a teddy bear. He tells that an angel has killed his parents and brought him to her so that she can keep him safe. She could not understand what this little boy is telling. And every day more children start to arrive at her door with the same horror story. The case becomes more intricate and horrifying with each incident.

As she investigates the case, it draws her deeper into the dark that could destroy her life and career.

What will happen? Let your kids find that through this book.

Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story
Author: Nora Raleigh Baskin
Published at: 27/11/2018

This incredible story brings together four children, living in different parts of the country, having a different story of life. This sensitive novel follows these four children a few days before September 11, 2001, during the attack and then one year later. Sergio, Aimee, Naheed, and Will, four children are different in any context, but they all are tolerating the same grief and sadness of losing their beloved persons in 9/11.

Reading this book, your kids will able to understand the grief of those people who have lost their family and friends in the mishap.

Gracie's Secret
Author: Jill Childs
Published at: 15/06/2018

Gracie, a little girl of three, miraculously survives from a car crash. Her mother, Jen has a great relief but she cannot keep herself off to hate Ella, the driver of the car. Ella is the new girlfriend of her Ex-husband and Gracie's father. After the accident and recovery, Gracie seems to change. She begins to tell strange stories about Ella which she heard and saw in those moments near to death.

Gracie's stories indicate that Ella has a shocking past and exposing it could tear all their lives apart.

What past Ella is hiding? To be a part of that unbelievable story, your kids must read this book.

The Wild Robot (The Wild Robot, 1)
Author: Brown, Peter
Published at: 07/04/2020
ISBN: 0316382000

When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is all alone on a remote, wild island. She has no idea how she got there or what her purpose is--but she knows she needs to survive. After battling a violent storm and escaping a vicious bear attack, she realizes that her only hope for survival is to adapt to her surroundings and learn from the island's unwelcoming animal inhabitants.

As Roz slowly befriends the animals, the island starts to feel like home--until, one day, the robot's mysterious past comes back to haunt her.

Cutie Sue and the Christmas Miracle: A Heartwarming and Magical Children's Book (Cutie Sue Series)
Author: Melton, Kate
Published at: 04/11/2020

An awesome book cover, great hand-drawn colored pictures, charming illustrations & proper font & writing style. A very professionally written children’s (preschool/elementary age) Christmas storybook. It was quite easy for me to read/follow from start/finish & never a dull moment. There were no grammar/typo errors, nor any repetitive or out of line sequence sentences. Lots of exciting scenarios, with several twists/turns & a great set of unique characters, settings, etc. to keep track of. This could also make another great children’s educational presentation joy of giving, family traditions, good values, morals), Christmas movie, an animated cartoon, or better yet a mini-TV series.

A Good Kind of Trouble
Author: Ramée, Lisa Moore
Published at: 12/03/2019
ISBN: 0062836684

Twelve-year-old Shayla is allergic to trouble. All she wants to do is to follow the rules. (Oh, and she’d also like to make it through seventh grade with her best friendships intact, learn to run track, and have a cute boy see past her giant forehead.)

But in junior high, it’s like all the rules have changed. Now she’s suddenly questioning who her best friends are and some people at school are saying she’s not black enough. Wait, what?

Shay’s sister, Hana, is involved in Black Lives Matter, but Shay doesn't think that's for her. After experiencing a powerful protest, though, Shay decides some rules are worth breaking. She starts wearing an armband to school in support of the Black Lives movement. Soon everyone is taking sides. And she is given an ultimatum.

Shay is scared to do the wrong thing (and even more scared to do the right thing), but if she doesn't face her fear, she'll be forever tripping over the next hurdle. Now that’s trouble, for real.

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