Kids' Books

Hanukkah for the Whole Family

Friday, December 2, 2022.

Smiling girl with present

Hannukah is only two weeks away and, all around the world, families are getting ready to celebrate the Festival of Lights with gatherings, tasty treats, and, of course, the lighting of the menorah.

 Whether you already observe Hanukkah as a family or want to introduce it to the kids, books are a wonderful way to celebrate together!

 Chosen by Rachel, our children's section director, these six books will bring Hanukkah to life for the whole family.

See Our List 

Banned Books BINGO

Monday, September 19, 2022.

banned books bingo

Welcome to Banned Books Week!   What banned books are you and your family reading — and what are your thoughts on book censorship?

 Explore Banned books Week at Brilliant Books to:

 • Learn more about book bans
• Find the top 10 banned books of last year
• And play our very own Banned Books Bingo for Young Readers!

Banned Books Bingo & More

Halloween for Kids

Friday, September 16, 2022.

Kids reading under covers

Goodbye, ice cream and beach days, hello trick-or-treating & scary stories around the fire!  It's almost fall, which means we're getting close to the spookiest of holidays.

Get ready for the big day with some of our favorite Halloween books.  Perfect for all kinds of young goblins, ghouls, and witches, these books will get the whole family excited for Halloween!

Kids' Halloween Books!

Growing Future Readers with Graphic Novels

Saturday, August 27, 2022.

Child reading book

Over and over, we have seen parents and caregivers worried about “real reading”, encouraging their kids to find a lengthier novel without pictures.  But the truth is that graphic novels play an important role in growing readers!

Rachel, our Children's Section Director, shares her insights on graphic novels, plus recommendations to help even reluctant young readers discover the joy of a good book.

Why Go Graphic?

Back to School

Wednesday, August 24, 2022.

Elementary students

The beginning of the school year can be a tough time for students.  Summer is over, and it's time to head back indoors to sit & study.  Plus, heading into a new school or a new grade level can be quite scary!

If you know any young readers who are reluctant (or apprehensive) about the school year, check out our Back to School collection.  Picked out by our kids' section experts Sam & Rachel, these books will help your students get ready — and get excited — for the new school year!

Get Ready for School!

International Cat Day

Monday, August 8, 2022.

Yellow cat

In honor of International Cat Day, we're highlighting some of our favorite kids' books that feature our feline friends!

We've got big cats and small cats, scaredy cats and groovy cats, plus a fun cat joke for the occasion (we just couldn't help ourselves).

Bookish Cats

Kids' Books in Space!

Friday, July 15, 2022.

Cartoon astronaut and planets

With this week's release of the images from James Webb Space Telescope, space is the talk of the town — or, rather, of the planet.

With all of the excitement around these new revelations and what they mean for our understanding of the universe, we thought we'd share a collection of space-themed books for astronauts, engineers, and sci-fi writers of tomorrow!

Explore space-themed kids books for all ages (and learn more about the James Webb Space Telescope) below.

Blast Off into Reading!

Kids Books About Dogs

Wednesday, June 22, 2022.

Dog reading book

It's no secret that the Brilliant Books team is fond of dogs.  We absolutely love to meet our customers' canine companions — and we're known for our Brilliant dog bowls out in front of the store (currently in safe-keeping during construction).  Plus, we just got in a whole bunch of signed books from W. Bruce Cameron, full of stories of precious pups!

But today we're sharing a very special category of canine chronicles: Brilliant dog books for young readers.

Jump Into the Dog Days of Summer

Rainbow Story Time

Thursday, June 9, 2022.

Girl with pride flag

This Saturday, Up North Pride is coming together with Wild + Wonder, Mindful + Musical, Dharamsala TC Yoga & Wellness Studio, and Brilliant Books to present Rainbow Story Time!

Come by the event to enjoy a morning of storybook reading for young readers, complete with craft time.  Don't miss our inclusive book sale at the event—10% of each purchase benefits Up North Pride!

We hope to see you there!

Event Details

Big Topics for the Little Ones

Friday, June 3, 2022.

Mental health for kids

There are lots of big and scary things happening in the world right now.  The school shooting in Uvalde, the invasion of Ukraine, systemic violence against people of color, the ongoing toll of the pandemic: these are hard things to deal with as an adult, let alone explain to a child.

Today, we're sharing some resources for discussing those big topics with kids.

Explore our article below to find expert articles on child psychology and age-appropriate books that will help open conversations about mental health — and give children space to explore, express, and work through those big, scary feelings.

Mental Health for Kids