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Read Across America: Books about Law for All Ages

Read Across AmericaThere are amazing books about the law that are wonderful for all ages. Some of these books may help you choose a law firm for life, others are extraordinary reads for your children to get them interested in how government and legal matters work, and some may give you insights on how to navigate the legal system successfully.


Here is our Top 10 Law Books

  1. L is for
  2. The ABC’s of Law
  3. Notorious RBG Young Readers Edition Book
  4. Law for Beginners
  5. Crime and Punishment
  6. They Broke the Law–You be the Judge
  7. Thinking Like a Lawyer
  8. Law for Dummies
  9. Law 101
  10. The ABC’s of Law School – Diary of a First-Year Law Student


L is for Law

Written by Veronica Goodman, this book is a great read for preschool-age children. Both children and parents will enjoy this colorful and humorous introduction to law as they move from A to Z.

The ABC’s of Law

By Bhartia, Varun, Mostaghimi, Raamin, this book is a fun and simple introduction to the fast-paced world of the law. The authors of this book are spouses of lawyers who took the task of introducing the world of law to babies in a simple and fun way but both babies and adults alike will learn to understand the nuances of jurisdiction and other key legal terms

Notorious RBG Young Readers Edition Book

This book was written by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik. It is a New York Times bestseller about the life of the remarkable Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. This book also has a glossary, timeline, index, source list, and a section breaking down legal terms. This book is specially made for middle-grade children who may eventually aim to follow in Justice Ginsberg’s footsteps.

Law for Beginners

This book was written by Lara Bryan. It is a thought-provoking and entertaining guide that breaks down what laws are, who makes the laws, and how they enforce laws. This book covers citizenship issues and crime and punishment with the use of cartoon strips, debates, and clear diagrams. This book is great for middle-aged children and older and even adults.

Crime and Punishment

Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky, this book is a great read for anyone from preteen and over. This book is about a former student named Raskolnikov, who is now destitute and desperate, randomly murders someone, and is playing cat and mouse with a police investigator. Then, his conscience and guilt kick in, and a downtrodden sex worker, Sonya, may be his only chance of redemption.

They Broke the Law–You be the Judge: True Cases of Teen Crime

Introduction for teens to learn more about the juvenile justice system and the laws that affect them and their peers. By Thomas S. Jacobs

Thinking Like a Lawyer

Written by education innovator Colin Seale, teacher turned attorney uses his experiences to introduce a variety of strategies and examples to close the critical thinking gap.

Law for Dummies

JD John Ventura authored this book. This book is great for anyone wanting to protect your family, your job, your rights, and your money.

Law 101: An Easy-to-Understand Guide to Everyday Law Basics and Answers to Legal Questions

Practicing Attorneys Brien Roche, John Roche and Sean Roche write a straightforward and easy-to-understand introduction into the world and how it can affect your life.

The ABC’s of Law School – Diary of a First-Year Law Student

Written by Teresa Anne Power, this book is a must-read for those wanting to know the basics of the first-year law school experience.


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