Did you know that March is National Reading Month? Dedicated to Dr. Suess’ birthday, American’s use March as a way to encourage people of all ages benefit from books by reading every day.

In a recent survey conducted with the Harris Poll, digital library Scribd found that reading just 15 minutes per day can have staggering positive effects. The digital subscription service found that people reported being 33 percent happier, 69 percent more accomplished and 55 percent more relaxed.

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In addition, the survey found that six minutes of reading can reduce stress by up to 68 percent! The results reinforce the power of reading, especially over a scroll through social media as an alternative.

Now that you know how beneficial it is, it’s time to pick up a book. Not sure where to start? We’ve rounded up hundreds of books that are perfect for a reading sesh with the kids. Keep scrolling to see the best of the best.

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Inspiring Women’s History Books Every Kid Should Read

Whether it’s Women’s History month or routine bedtime stories, it’s always a great time to teach your kids about female leaders and equality. Read our favorite children’s books about Women’s History.

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The 89 BEST Bedtime Stories of All Time

From 60-year-old classics to sleepy lullabies and laugh-out-loud favorites, we’ve got something for everyone—the kids may start begging you to put them to bed. Check out our list of the ultimate bedtime stories.

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75 Award-Winning Books Every Kid Should Read

Sweet picture books, lyrical stories and middle school graphic novels are just a few prizewinners you’ll find bearing the coveted winning seal. From Caldecott winners to the Coretta Scott King Medal, check out our top picks for award-winning kids books.

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26 African-American History Books to Read with Your Kids

Did you know that African-American inventors are responsible for the modern day supermarket and cell phone mikes? Or that a 9-year-old was arrested at a Civil Rights protest in 1963? Here is our list of twenty-six Black History books that will teach children the rich history of African Americans and enlighten, encourage and inspire your kids.

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The Best Kids 100 Books of 2019, According to Us (& Our Kids)

From bilingual board books to books that help kids deal with tough subjects like racism, cancer and more, this year showed a celebration of diversity, resilience and hope. We read every one of the books on this list (or our kids did) so this curated collection may not be all about the bestsellers, but it’s definitely a list to keep for years to come.

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25 Banned Books to Read with Your Kids Tonight

There are plenty of things your kids wish they could ban. Broccoli for instance. Or bedtimes. But we’re guessing books wouldn’t make their list. Promote the power of “yes” by pulling these banned books off the shelf and into your evening reading routine.

––Karly Wood

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