We tend to envision children’s books as simple picture books. But, that’s really just a starting point to further imaginings. Children’s book categories are much more than that.
- Picture books or board books are aimed at children from ages 0 to 5.
- Early readers (ages 5 to 7) progress onto books with short amounts of text on each page. They’re still picture-driven, but they’re beginning to help children build a vocabulary.
- Young readers or simple chapter books are aimed at children ages 7-12 moving on to less picture-driven books.
- Young Adult (YA) fiction is the realm of children aged 13 and older, touching on themes that specifically affect teenagers.
Within these age ranges, we find various genres to enjoy. Let’s take a look at a list of children's book types.