How do you pick a good book for your child?
Pick a topic that interests you as well as your child.
Look through the book.
If it's a picture book, read it.
If it's longer, read the beginning, leaf through a few pages in the middle, and check out the ending.
The text and illustrations should seem clear, accurate, and interesting.
Look at the illustrations slowly and carefully. Stare at them. That's the way a child will do it.
Do they entertain you or do they look like "kid stuff," filler pictures anyone could do with ten toes rather than a nimble wit?
Chances are if you don't enjoy the book your child will not either.
Again, Again, Again! Children may want to read the same book many times, even if you think they have outgrown it.
Have fun! Show your children the joy of reading and how it can open up a brand new world!