Bestselling Children’s Books in 2023

Memorable life lessons, charming storytelling, and beautiful illustrations – you get it all in children’s literature. It’s a special thing to enjoy a book with a child. Filled with a glistening sense of wonder, young readers expand their hearts and minds with each page. If you are looking to introduce your young reader to new books, you’re in the right place. Here are five of the top selling children’s books on Bookshop this year. I hope you and your children enjoy reading them.

Illustrated Books for Families this Fall

We’re well into the heart of the Fall and classrooms everywhere have been filled for over a month. Our children are busy learning and opening their minds to new concepts and ideas – making this a great time to introduce them to new books to read. Children’s books can convey profound concepts in an approachable manner – and if you’re looking for three books that effectively do that, here are my recommendations.

Book of the Day 4/18/23

Drone Away from Home is a wonderful book that is perfect for families and adventurous early readers. Author Michael Lee’s illustrated story shares a heartwarming journey beaming with lessons about friendship, teamwork, and determination. If you’re looking for a book that will excite and inspire your child, you’ll find it in this tale. 

Book of the Day 1/3/23

The successful author/illustrator team of C.J. and Zac Zachary is back with another hit children’s book, The Awkward Avocado and the Interrupting Raptor. The Zachary author duo absolutely delivered with the introductory book of the series, The Awkward Avocado. And when I learned about the sequel, I was ecstatic. The authors have a beautiful ability to convey life’s most meaningful lessons in a charming, rhyming format that children can grasp. This new story certainly does that – and reminds us of the importance of sibling love.

Book of the Day 12/21/22

The Runaway Letters is a creative story that children will love. Geri Lyon’s book is fun, creative, and filled with stunning illustrations. If you are looking for a fun mystery for early readers, this is definitely a book that should be on your family’s list.

Timeless Illustrated Books to Read

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, what about a thousand words and a picture? Illustrated books represent creativity at its finest. There’s something so powerful about blending the visual with the written word to tell a story. Each of these three books are stunning examples of how impactful illustrations can be when coupled with thoughtful, strategic writing. Readers of all ages will be engrossed in these unforgettable, illustrated stories.

Book of the Day 8/25/22

Our Book of the Day is the perfect story to share with children before going back to school. The book is called Sparky’s Bully Workshop, and it is a great resource to prevent bullying. I cannot stress how important it is to teach children at an early age how harmful bullying is, and how important it is to stand up to it.

Book of the Day 8/23/22

Today’s Book of the Day is Travel Now Kids, and I absolutely loved this story. There are so many books that share the wonders of travel – but few share it in a context that children will understand and appreciate. Children need to understand the value and beauty of travel, and this book allows them to do just that.

Book of the Day 8/5/22

Tiana Woolridge’s debut children’s book, All the Wave, is an instant hit that shares meaningful lessons about family the unbreakable bond between siblings.

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