Watching children progress in their reading abilities is an incredible experience. Not only is it thrilling to see them begin to recognize and read words, but it's also thrilling to watch their comprehension of stories improve. This list shows the best children's books by age and recommends titles across ages newborn to 10 years old. The books highlighted for newborns emphasize color contrasts for the developing eyesight of infants. We also include some of the titles that tenderly celebrate new life and parenthood. From there, books progress from ages 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 through increased levels of detail in illustration, interactivity, and storyline. Some of our selections at ages 5 and 6 revert back to simpler text because at this age, many young readers can begin reading these stories on their own! At ages 6 and 7, we also begin to include simple chapter books, many of which are classics you might recognize. For ages 7, 8, 9, 10, titles increase in length, vocabulary, and story complexity. Some titles also begin to introduce stories that are deeper, more intense, or more emotionally engaging.