There are thousands of kids' books out there. Find out what the elements are that make for a great kid's book, with a list of suggested reading.
One night Peter Pan flies through the window of the Darling
nursery in search of his shadow. There he meets Wendy, Michael,
and John, teaches them to fly, and leads them to the home of the
Lost Boys in Neverland.
Disney classic is delightful but sometimes scary.
Disney masterpiece is darker than you may remember.
One of Voldemort's henchmen has escaped from prison and is out to kill Harry. The soul-sucking Dementors, guards from the prison, are dispatched to protect him, but Harry finds that whenever one comes near he can hear his mother dying. This third entry in the series is scarier and more intense than book two -- and even more exciting.
Animated classic is enchanting but also scary.
Harry's magical parents were killed by the evil wizard Voldemort when he was just a baby. Miraculously, he survives with only a lightning-bolt scar as a mysterious reminder. Harry is taken to live with his nasty relatives -- muggles, or non-wizards -- who hide the truth about his parents. Ten miserable years later, he gets a visit from a genial half-giant named Hagrid with an invitation to study at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Two experts on children's literature share their thoughts on some of the best-known books for kids.