9 Books to Get Kids Hooked on Reading for Life

05/03/2013 05:38 pm ET | Updated Jul 03, 2013

Need a book suggestion for your kid? We've got you. From the classics to more recent must-reads, fantasy to funny, these essential books will engage, entertain and maybe even enlighten kids and teens.

This slideshow is just a snapshot of ideas. For over 150 more great reads, check out Essential Books for Kids and Teens. You can even download it and take it to-go.

From bedtime stories to chapter books to true literature and more, these books are proven to click with all kinds of kids -- and can encourage them to become lifelong readers.

Essential Books for Kids and Teens