When choosing a book to read, most young readers will choose one that they know will entertain them. Still others might choose one that takes them to an entirely different world. Most teachers and parents would probably choose for young children to read what I like to call “life-topic books.” These books, while presented in an interesting or unique way, address life topics that children need to begin understanding, topics such as racism, death and family relationships. I have compiled below a list of “life-topic books” from our top 100 children’s books list. Clicking on the book title will take you to my original post on the novel.