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Librarian Recommendations for Children
  • Blog Recommendations
    • Brave Miss Muffet
    • Seen and Unseen
    • Nigel and the Moon
    • Tumble
    • Maggie Sparks and the Monster Baby
    • Jungle Adventure
    • Grumpy New Year
    • Three Strike Summer
    • The Star That Always Stays
    • Hana Hsu and the Ghost Crab Nation
    • The Illustrated Robert Frost
    • The Tryout
Children's Booklists by Grade
Toddler Booklist
  • Toddler Booklist
    • My Favorite Color
    • Blankie
    • On Baba's Back`
    • Ducks on the Road
    • Shapes and Colors
    • How to Potty Train a Dinosaur
    • Snakes on the Job
    • Milo is Missing Something
    • Ducks Run Amok!
    • Too Crowded
    • It's So Quiet
    • Press Here
Preschool Booklist
  • Preschool Booklist
    • Ten in a Hurry
    • A Color of His Own
    • Dino Pajama Party
    • The Knight Who Said "No!"
    • Secret, Secret Agent Guy
    • Leap Frog
    • All of Us
    • Have You Ever Seen a Flower?
    • It Looked Like Spilt Milk
    • Mel Fell
    • Press Here
    • This is Not My Hat
Kindergarten Booklist
  • Kindergarten Booklist
    • Attack of the Underwear Dragon
    • The Old Boat
    • John's Turn
    • Eyes that Speak to the Stars
    • Thank You, Omu!
    • The Capybaras
    • Tuesday
    • Ninja in the Kitchen
    • Ty's Travels
    • Goat in a Boat
    • You Place in the Universe
    • Being Frog
1st Grade Booklist
  • 1st Grade Booklist
    • Mr. Complain Takes the Train
    • The Little Wooden Robot and the Log Princess
    • Fungus is Among Us!
    • Powwow Day
    • Don't Worry, Bee Happy
    • Frog and Toad Are Friends
    • Baby Monkey, Private Eye
    • Can I Play Too?
    • Geraldine Pu and Her Lunchbox, Too!
    • Doggo and Pupper
    • Follow That Frog!
    • My Papi Has a Motorcycle
2nd Grade Booklist
  • 2nd Grade Booklist
    • The Camping Trip
    • Spencer's New Pet
    • Run, Mo, Run!
    • Truth or Lie: Inventors!
    • The Bad Guys
    • Sydney & Taylor Explore the Whole Wide World
    • Big Move to a Tiny House
    • Mindy Kim and the Yummy Seaweed Business
    • Snow Place Like Home
    • Cat Crusader
    • Crossings
    • If You Take Away the Otter
3rd Grade Booklist
  • 3rd Grade Booklist
    • Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters
    • Bad Kitty Gets a Bath
    • Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen
    • One Smart Sheep
    • Spirit Week Showdown
    • The Best of Iggy
    • Night of the Living Ted
    • The Dragon in the Library
    • Mission Moon
    • The Coldfire Curse
    • I Wish I Had a Wookie
    • A Dinosaur Named Ruth
4th Grade Booklist
  • 4th Grade Booklist
    • The Book of Three
    • Willodeen
    • My Life as a Potato
    • The Season of Styx Malone
    • Inkling
    • City of Ghosts
    • Ways to Make Sunshine
    • Flora and Ulysses
    • Merci Suarez Changes Gears
    • Hooky
    • The Sand Warrior
    • Orca Rescue!
5th Grade Booklist
  • 5th Grade Booklist
    • The Jumbies
    • Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valor
    • Out of My Mind
    • The Last Bear
    • Show Me a Sign
    • Dan, Unmasked
    • The Elephant's Girl
    • Other Words for Home
    • When You Reach Me
    • The Girl and the Galdurian
    • Stargazing
    • Modern Art Explorer
6th Grade Booklist
  • 6th Grade Booklist
    • A Place to Hang the Moon
    • A Small Zombie Problem
    • Starfish
    • Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation
    • Paola Santiago and the River of Tears
    • The Trials of Morrigan Crow
    • The Graveyard Book
    • The Okay Witch
    • Chunky
    • Women's Right to Vote
    • We Must Not Forget
    • Never Caught

More Booklists?

For more and expanded booklists for kids, please contact the Children's Reference Desk. Need booklists while at home? Click on the Ask a Librarian tab on the right side of the screen.

Or find great book recommendations 24/7 on Novelist K-8 Plus, a database of fiction and nonfiction books that offers reviews, author read-alikes, theme-oriented booklists, and more!

Seasonal Booklists
Graphic Novel Booklist
  • Graphic Novels Booklist
    • Sir Ladybug
    • Where's Halmoni?
    • Donut Feed the Squirrels
    • Fox & Rabbit
    • Chunky
    • Sloth Sleuth
    • Measuring Up
    • Garlic & the Vampire
    • Swim Team
    • Wingbearer
    • Stealing Home
    • Escape at 10,000 Feet
Librarian Favorites
  • Librarian Favorites
    • Poopsie Gets Lost
    • Chester Van Chime...
    • The Year We Learned to Fly
    • A Bad Case of Stripes
    • Frog and Toad are Friends
    • Willa the Wisp
    • Matilda
    • Wolf Hollow
    • When Stars are Scattered
    • Happy Sloth Day!
    • The Genius Under the Table
    • Holes
Read Alouds Booklist
  • Read Alouds Booklist
    • Yours Sincerely Giraffe
    • Good Dog, McTavish
    • Polly Diamond and the Magic Book
    • J.D. and the Great Barber Battle
    • The Year of Billy Miller
    • Freya & Zoose
    • The Case of Windy Lake
    • The Sheep, the Rooster, and the Duck
    • The Last Mapmaker
    • Stowaway
Winter Booklist
  • Winter Booklist
    • Ten Ways to Hear Snow
    • A Big Bed for Little Snow
    • Small in the City
    • You're Snug with Me
    • We Want Snow!
    • Wolf in the Snow
    • Snowflake Bentley
    • Fox Versus Winter
    • Time to Shine
    • Hiders Seekers Finders Keepers
    • Animals Hidden in the Snow
    • The Little Owl and the Big Tree
Books for Older Children
Boys' Books Booklist
  • Boys' Books
    • The Inflatables in Bad Air Day
    • Tim Possible and the Time-Traveling T. Rex
    • The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez
    • Team Chu and the Battle of Blackwood Arena
    • Operation Do-Over
    • The Season of Styx Malone
    • My Video Game Ate My Homework
    • The Sewer Rat Stink
    • Into the Clouds
    • The Beetle Book
Contemporary Realistic Fiction
  • Contemporary Realistic Fiction
    • Peter Lee's Notes from the Field
    • Anybody Here Seen Frenchie?
    • The Sea in Winter
    • Stand Up, Yumi Chung!
    • The Secret Battle of Evan Pao
    • Manatee Summer
    • Air
    • Erik vs. Everything
    • Maizy Chen's Last Chance
    • Invisible
Girl Power Booklist
  • Girl Power Booklist
    • Dress Coded
    • The Goose Girl
    • Nura and the Immortal Palace
    • The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl
    • Esperanza Rising
    • Daughter of the Deep
    • The Girl Who Drank the Moon
    • The Last Cuentista
    • El Deafo
    • City of Dragons
Sports Stories Booklist
  • Sports Stories Booklist
    • Tales of Bunjitsu Bunny
    • Hockey Night in Kenya
    • One Last Shot
    • Falling Short
    • Tumble
    • Three Strike Summer
    • The Fifth Quarter
    • Play Like a Girl
    • More than Just a Game
    • Muhammad Ali was a Chicken?
Books for Younger Children
Boys' Picture Books
  • Boys Picture Books
    • Sam & Dave Dig a Hole
    • A is for Axolotl
    • Dinosaurs on Kitty Island
    • I Am Every Good Thing
    • Eyes That Speak to the Stars
    • Something's Wrong
    • The Paper Kingdom
    • Chez Bob
    • The Floating Field
    • Blips on a Screen
Girls' Picture Books
  • Girls' Picture Books
    • Pirate Queen
    • Girl vs. Squirrel
    • Me and Mama
    • Mina
    • My Best Friend
    • Punky Aloha
    • Lola Dutch
    • Honeybee
    • Bodies Are Cool
    • Finding My Cloud
Rhyming Booklist
  • Rhyming Booklist
    • Counting to Bananas
    • Together We Ride
    • Aliens Love Underpants
    • Crocodiles Need Kisses Too
    • Rumble and Roar
    • 'Ohana Means Family
    • Duck, Duck, Moose
    • Whole Whale
    • Goat in a Boat
    • Be Thankful for Trees
Sport Stories for Sprouts
  • Sports for Sprouts
    • Cheetah Can't Lose
    • Soccer Expert
    • Balletball
    • The Quickest Kid in Clarksville
    • A Day for Skating
    • I Got It!
    • Flying High
    • Sakamoto's Swim Club
    • Miss Mary Reporting
    • The Rise (and Falls) of Jackie Chan