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BOOKLISTS FOR CHILDREN

Librarian Recommendations for Children
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    • Grounded for All Eternity
    • Old Friends
    • A Spoonful of Frogs
    • The Clackity
    • Valentina Salazar is Not a Monster Hunter
    • Barb the Last Berzerker
    • Witch in the City
    • Empty Smiles
    • Beatrice Likes the Dark
    • The Inflatables in Bad Air Day
    • Berry Song
    • Splash!
Children's Booklists by Grade
Toddler Booklist
  • Toddler Booklist
    • Blue Hat, Green Hat
    • Little Turtle Tries
    • Counting Animals with Lily and Milo
    • Some Dinosaurs Are Small
    • This Little Pup
    • Something Stinks!
    • No More Naps!
    • My City Speaks
    • Good Job, George!
    • Stroller Coaster
    • Where is the Dragon?
    • People Don't People
Preschool Booklist
  • Preschool Booklist
    • One is a Pinata
    • ABC of Feelings
    • Bunnies on the Bus
    • Little Lunch Truck
    • Moon Camp
    • Brave as a Mouse
    • Ollie and Augustus
    • Wakey Birds
    • Be You!
    • My Red Hat
    • Together We Grow
    • My Friend Rabbit
Kindergarten Booklist
  • Kindergarten Booklist
    • Over, Bear! Under, Where!
    • Laxmi's Mooch
    • Knight Owl
    • The Worm Family Has Its Picture Taken
    • This Book Will Get You to Sleep!
    • Bright Star
    • Cool Cuts
    • The Rice in the Pot Goes Round and Round
    • Hey, Water!
    • She Leads
    • Do You Like My Bike?
    • Bat and Sloth Hang Around
1st Grade Booklist
  • 1st Grade Booklist
    • Memory Jars
    • The Lost Package
    • I Am Not a Penguin
    • Jack Gets Zapped!
    • Ferry Boat
    • Snail Finds a Home
    • A Friend for Dragon
    • Party Problems
    • Kondo & Kezumi Visit Giant Island
    • Blink and Block Make a Wish
    • Unlikely Friends
    • Wildflowers
2nd Grade Booklist
  • 2nd Grade Booklist
    • The Bear in My Family
    • The Adventures of Beekle
    • Duck Stays in the Truck
    • Kitty and Dragon
    • The Party and Other Stories
    • Never Glue Your Friends to Chairs
    • Our Friend Hedgehog
    • Happy Paws
    • Fox & Rabbit
    • King of the Birds
    • The Way Home
    • Your Place in the Universe
3rd Grade Booklist
  • 3rd Grade Booklist
    • Mr. Sumerling's Secret Code
    • J.D. and the Great Barber Battle
    • How to Test a Friendship
    • Olive Oh Gets Creative
    • Just Harriet
    • Freckle Juice
    • Stella Diaz Has Something to Say
    • Skunk and Badget
    • Bug Boys
    • Who Was the Greatest?: Muhammad Ali
    • Sideways Stories from Wayside School
    • Sarah, Plain and Tall
4th Grade Booklist
  • 4th Grade Booklist
    • Curse of the Night Witch
    • The Last Kids on Earth
    • Saving Winslow
    • I Can Make This Promise
    • Halfway to Harmony
    • The Boy at the Back of the Class
    • Nightbooks
    • Artemis Fowl
    • Garlic & the Vampire
    • Jedi Academy
    • On the Horizon
    • Malala
5th Grade Booklist
  • 5th Grade Booklist
    • Eva Evergreen, Semi-Magical Witch
    • The Girl in the Lake
    • The Way to Rio Luna
    • The City of Ember
    • Rivals
    • Saucy
    • Sofia Acosta Makes a Scene
    • Omar Rising
    • When Stars Are Scattered
    • Anne of West Philly
    • Strange Nature
    • The Girl Who Drew Butterflies
6th Grade Booklist
  • 6th Grade Booklist
    • The In-Between
    • When Life Gives You Lemons
    • The Accidental Apprentice
    • The Story That Cannot Be Told
    • Pony
    • Daughter of the Deep
    • All the Greys on Greene Street
    • Living With Viola
    • Borders
    • City of Secrets
    • Race to the Bottom of the Earth
    • The Lemon Tree

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
Autumn Booklist
  • Autumn Booklist
    • The Scarecrow
    • Full of Fall
    • Summer Green to Autumn Gold
    • Sweater Weather
    • In the Middle of Fall
    • Lawrence in the Fall
    • Yellow Time
    • Thanks for Nothing!
    • Runaway Pumpkins
    • Dance Like a Leaf
    • A Fall Ball for All
    • Friendsgiving
First Day of School Booklist
  • Back to School Booklist
    • We Don't Eat our Classmates
    • The Day You Begin
    • Gib-ber-ish
    • Danbi Leads the School Parade
    • First Day of Unicorn School
    • My First Day
    • The Pigeon Has to Go to School!
    • I Got the School Spirit
    • It's Not a School Bus, it's a Pirate Ship
    • School's First Day of School
    • Big Shark, Little Shark Go to School
    • A New Year
Read Alouds Booklist
  • Read Alouds Booklist
    • Clementine
    • Barkus
    • Babe: The Gallant Pig
    • Charlotte's Web
    • Harry Miller's Run
    • Frindle
    • Brave Red, Smart Frog
    • Esperanza Rising
    • Heart of a Samurai
    • Look Both Ways
Scary Booklist
  • Scary Booklist
    • Fright Club
    • We're Going on a Goon Hunt
    • Shadow in the Woods and Other Scary Stories
    • Small Spaces
    • The House of Dies Drear
    • Scary Stories for Young Foxes
    • Hide and Seeker
    • Root Magic
    • Are You Afraid of the Light?
    • The Ghoul Next Door
    • Shark Summer
    • Don't Turn Out the Lights
Books for Older Children
Biographies Booklist
  • Biographies Booklist
    • Becoming Kareem
    • The Faithful Spy
    • Infinite Hope
    • Endurance
    • The Girl Who Drew Butterflies
    • House of Dreams
    • Free Lunch
    • Some Writer!
    • Just Like Rube Goldberg
    • Enemy Child
Historical Fiction Booklist
  • Historical Fiction Booklist
    • The Unexpected Life of Oliver Cromwell Pitts
    • The Blackbird Girls
    • Two Roads
    • Grenade
    • Ahimsa
    • The Bicycle Spy
    • Prairie Lotus
    • Our Castle by the Sea
    • Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
    • White Bird
Horses Booklist
  • Horses Booklist
    • Across the Dark Water
    • The Rose Legacy
    • The Hungry Place
    • War Horse
    • Paint the Wind
    • Horse Girl
    • Lizzie Flying Solo
    • Ivy Takes Care
    • Horses: Wild & Tame
    • American Pharoah
Mystery Booklist
  • Mystery Booklist
    • The In-Between
    • Julieta and the Diamond Enigma
    • Midnight at the Barclay Hotel
    • Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valor
    • The Body Under the Piano
    • The Parker Inheritance
    • Trespassers
    • The Missing Dragon
    • Agent Moose
    • The Mystery of the Moon Tower
Books for Younger Children
Feelings Booklist
  • Feelings Booklist
    • A Place Inside of Me
    • Tiger Days
    • When Sadness is at Your Door
    • Don't Worry, Little Crab
    • Jenny Mei is Sad
    • Wemberly Worried
    • I'm Happy-Sad Today
    • There Are No Animals in this Book!
    • The Feelings Book
    • Right Now, I Am Fine
Great Nonfiction
  • Great Nonfiction
    • The Brilliant Deep
    • The Secret Project
    • Gravity
    • A Ray of Light
    • Lesser Spotted Animals
    • Dazzle Ships
    • Giant Squid
    • Doing Her Bit
    • Dazzle Ships
    • Her Right Foot
Monster Booklist
  • Monster Booklist
    • Crankenstein
    • Don't Push the Button
    • Not Yeti
    • Gustavo, the Shy Ghost
    • Frank Was a Monster Who Wanted to Dance
    • Zombies Don't Eat Veggies
    • Lights Out Leonard
    • The Most Terrible of All
    • Romping Monsters, Stomping Monsters
    • Go Away, Big Green Monster!
Mythical Creatures
  • Mythical Creatures
    • Oona
    • Coral
    • Is It a Mermaid?
    • There's a Unicorn in Your Book
    • Unicorn Thinks He's Pretty Great
    • Uni the Unicorn
    • Cliff the Failed Troll
    • I Love My Fur!
    • The Grumpy Fairies
    • Bo the Brave