December 4, 2013 NPR staff and critics selected more than 200 standout titles. Now it's up to you: Choose your own adventure! Use our tags to search through books and find the perfect read for yourself or someone else.
November 24, 2009 Reviewer John McAlley selects gems from the worlds of fine art, fashion, photography, science, lit-crit and cartoons. These luxe volumes will be gracing coffee tables long after the lights and wrapping paper are gone.
October 20, 2009 Before there was Superman, other comics roamed the funny pages. The TOON Treasury of Classic Children's Comics is an anthology of these forgotten gems, lovingly selected by famed comic artist Art Spiegelman and his wife, Francoise Mouly.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/113965045/113968919" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
November 29, 2008 Children's author Jon Scieszka has written two dozen fantastical books, including The Stinky Cheese Man and the Time Warp Trio series, but his most recent work is an autobiography geared toward children.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/95104334/97602323" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
June 14, 2005 Author Jon Scieszka is intent on producing books that are an antidote to the dusty titles that populate summer reading lists. Here, kid-lit characters come to life when a summer reading list from school is accidentally put inside a magic book.
May 12, 2005 Jon Scieszka, a children's author and former teacher, wants boys to read more. His new book Guys Write for Guys Read is a collection of stories, comics and advice on boyhood by best-selling authors and illustrators.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/4649807/4650104" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
NPR thanks our sponsors
Become an NPR sponsor