Children’s Book Lists
Sometimes finding the right book is half the battle! I am sure we have all heard – pick a subject, historical time period or genre that will spark your child’s interest, but sometimes finding that interest in a sea of authors can be overwhelming. Well, the Library is here to help! Feel free to ask any of our librarians for book recommendations. Also, do not be afraid to bring home a little variety! If your child has soaked up an entire series, bring 3 or 4 new titles to choose from – the key is to present options rather than demands. Having your child with you during the book searching process can be a bonding experience as you begin to understand what gets them excited to read.
And, if all else fails, simply check out the following helpful reading lists!
- Book Wizard – Helps children and parents find the DRA level of Scholastic published books as well as “book alikes” for titles they have previously enjoyed.
- Children’s Book Council Favorites Award List – A yearly national award chosen by kids, so you know they are going to love it!
- Graphic Novels Suggestions k thru 2 – Recommendations provided by ALSC
- Graphic Novels Suggestions 3 thru 5 – Recommendations provided by ALSC
- Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge – Information on how to sign up as well as summer reading recommendations by grade level.
- Notable Children’s Books – Best book suggestions provided by ALSC
- Nutmeg Award– The Nutmeg Book Award encourages children in grades 2-12 to read quality literature and to choose their favorite from a list of nominated titles.
- Reading Beyond – Reading above your grade level, find a whole bunch of titles provided by CBC
- Summer Reading Suggestions Birth thru PreK – Summer reading list provided by ALSC
- Summer Reading Suggestions K thru 2 – Summer reading list provided by ALSC
- Summer Reading Suggestions 3 thru 5 – Summer reading list provided by ALSC
- Summer Reading Suggestions 6 thru 8 – Summer reading list provided by ALSC
- Tough Topics: Inspired Conversations for K thru 2 – Recommendations provided by ALSC
- Tough Topics: Inspired Conversations for 3 thru 5 – Recommendations provided by ALSC
- We Are Kid Lit Collective Summer Reading List – Selects books by and about IPOC (Indigenous & People of Color)
Children’s Literature Award Winners