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Librarian Recommendations for Children
  • Blog Recommendations
    • Wild Bird
    • Emma and the Love Spell
    • Bea and the New Deal Horse
    • The Windeby Puzzle
    • I Am a Dragon
    • Forever Twelve
    • Pearl of the Sea
    • Not Quite a Ghost
    • Nothing Else But Miracles
    • Alebrijes
    • The Museum of Lost and Found
    • Eb & Flow
Children's Booklists by Grade
Toddler Booklist
  • Toddler Booklist
    • My Favorite Color
    • Mad, Mad, Mad
    • Ducks on the Road
    • How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?
    • The Poop Song
    • Snakes on the Job
    • No More Naps
    • Good Job, George!
    • Outside, Inside
    • I'm Terrified of Bath Time
    • We're Going on a Bear Hunt
    • Off-Limits
Preschool Booklist
  • Preschool Booklist
    • How Many Squirrels Are in the World?
    • Kitties on Dinosaurs
    • SuperJoe Does Not Do Cuddles
    • The Bear in the Book
    • Quiet Time with My Seeya
    • Du Iz Tak?
    • The Littlest Yak
    • The Lost Package
    • Bedtime for Bo
    • Very Good Hats
    • The Pigeon Will Read the Roller Coaster
    • Wings, Waves, & Webs
Kindergarten Booklist
  • Kindergarten Booklist
    • One Sheep, Two Sheep
    • The Old Boat
    • Twenty Questions
    • Blurp's Book of Manners
    • The Worm Family Has Its Picture Taken
    • Dumplings for Lili
    • Bright Star
    • How to Apologize
    • Sparkly New Friends
    • Maxie Wiz and Her Dragon
    • Flubby Will Not Go to Sleep
    • Fox at Night
1st Grade Booklist
  • 1st Grade Booklist
    • Sleepy Sheepy
    • Bedtime for Frances
    • Gustav is Missing!
    • When Cloud Became a Cloud
    • The Big Honey Hunt
    • Ferry Boat
    • Ready, Set, Go-Cart!
    • Shell Quest
    • A Magic Spark
    • Pug Blasts Off
    • Who's the Best?
    • Sir Ladybug
2nd Grade Booklist
  • 2nd Grade Booklist
    • Rick the Rock of Room 214
    • Cornbread & Poppy
    • Charlie & Mouse
    • Willa the Wisp
    • Monster and Boy
    • The Story of Us
    • The Hundred Dresses
    • Game Over, Super Rabbit Boy!
    • The Used-to-Be Best Friend
    • Super Detectives
    • Your Pal Fred
    • To Change a Planet
3rd Grade Booklist
  • 3rd Grade Booklist
    • Babble! And How Punctuation Saved It
    • Home Sweet Forever Home
    • Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom
    • The Astronomically Grand Plan
    • A Spoonful of Time
    • The Best of Iggy
    • The Great Pet Heist
    • Skunk and Badger
    • The First Cat in Space Ate Pizza
    • The Flower Garden
    • Coldfire Curse
    • Love Your Amazing Self
4th Grade Booklist
  • 4th Grade Booklist
    • The Maze of Bones
    • Curse of the Night Witch
    • The Lemonade War
    • The Land of Roar
    • Halfway to Harmony
    • Stuntboy, in the Meantime
    • Nightbooks
    • The Magical Reality of Nadia
    • Merci Suarez Changes Gears
    • Hooky
    • Choosing Brave
    • The Right Word
5th Grade Booklist
  • 5th Grade Booklist
    • The Next Great Paulie Fink
    • Nowhere Better Than Here
    • Virtually Me
    • The Boys in the Back Row
    • The Witch, the Sword, and the Cursed Knights
    • The Bad Beginning
    • Healer of the Water Monster
    • Freewater
    • When Stars Are Scattered
    • How Do Meerkats Order Pizza?
    • The First Dinosaur
    • This Is Your Time
6th Grade Booklist
  • 6th Grade Booklist
    • The Door of No Return
    • The Book that No One Wanted to Read
    • The Wishing Spell
    • The Patron Thief of Bread
    • The Lost Year
    • Pony
    • Ancestor Approved
    • Healer and Witch
    • The Last Cuentista
    • Marshmallow & Jordan
    • My Aunt is a Monster
    • Agents Most Wanted

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
Monster Booklist
  • Monster Booklist
    • Emergency Monster Squad
    • Gargantua (Jr!): Defender of Earth
    • The Wall in the Middle of the Book
    • Monsters in the Briny
    • My Teacher is a Monster! (No, I Am Not)
    • Poesy the Monster Slayer
    • Gustavo, the Shy Ghost
    • Frank Was a Monster Who Wanted to Dance
    • Zombies Don't Eat Veggies
    • We're Going on a Goon Hunt
    • Leonardo the Terrible Monster
    • Romping Monsters, Stomping Monsters
Scary Stories for Younger
  • Scary Stories for Younger
    • Looking for a Jumbie
    • There's a Ghost in This House
    • The Haunted Lake
    • Hardly Haunted
    • If Your Babysitter is a Bruja
    • The Dark
    • I Want to Be in a Scary Story
    • Emi Isn't Scared of Monsters
    • Frankenstein
    • So Not Ghoul
    • Shadow in the Woods and Other Scary Stories
    • Once Upon a Zombie
Scary Stories for Older
  • Scary Stories for Older
    • The Nightmare House
    • Small Spaces
    • Brick Dust and Bones
    • Scary Stories for Young Foxes
    • Aviva vs. the Dybbuk
    • Hide and Seeker
    • The Skull
    • The Clackity
    • City of Ghosts
    • Eerie Tales from the School of Screams
    • Things in the Basement
    • Ghost Book
Winter Booklist
  • Winter Booklist
    • Bear is Awake!
    • The Snow Dancer
    • Cozy
    • Snow Globe Wishes
    • A Big Bed for Little Snow
    • When the Snow is Deeper Than My Boots Are Tall
    • Small in the City
    • Snow Angel, Sand Angel
    • Wolf in the Snow
    • Owl Moon
    • Animals Hidden in the Snow
    • Hiders Seekers Finders Keepers
Books for Older Children
Action & Adventure
  • Action & Adventure
    • Extreme Ice Adventure
    • Big Foot and Little Foot
    • Arlo Finch in the Valley of Fire
    • Take Me to the River
    • Voyage of the Frostheart
    • Race to the Sun
    • Storm Runners
    • Amelia Erroway
    • Race to the Bottom of the Earth
    • Lost in the Antarctic
Animal Stories
  • Animal Stories
    • Our Friend Hedgehog
    • Yours Sincerely, Giraffe
    • The Secret Explorers and the Lost Whales
    • The One and Only Bob
    • Chomp
    • Wish
    • Brave Like That
    • Allergic
    • Baloney and Friends
    • Katie the Catsitter
Dragons for Older
  • Dragons for Older
    • Rise of the Earth Dragon
    • The Cave of Aaaaaah! Doom!
    • Casper Tock and the Everdark Wings
    • Girl Giant and the Monkey King
    • Dragon Ops
    • Anya and the Dragon
    • The Coldfire Curse
    • The Dragon Path
    • Dragons
    • Forge Your Dragon World
Librarian Favorites - Older
  • Librarian Favorites - Older
    • Willa the Wisp
    • Sydney & Taylor Explore the Whole Wide World
    • Accidental Apprentice
    • Wolf Hollow
    • Maizy Chen's Last Chance
    • Isla to Island
    • The First Cat in Space Ate Pizza
    • When Stars Are Scattered
    • The Forest Feast for Kids
    • Spies: The Most Thrilling Spy Stories from Around the World
Books for Younger Children
Bedtime Booklist
  • Bedtime Booklist
    • Night-Night, Little Pookie
    • Babies Can Sleep Anywhere
    • Tiny T. Rex and the Very Dark Dark
    • Goodnight Moon
    • Brown Baby Lullaby
    • The Nice Dream Truck
    • No More Naps!
    • Sloth Wasn't Sleepy
    • Bedtime for Yeti
    • Don't Blink!
Dragons for Younger
  • Dragons for Younger
    • Fire Truck vs. Dragon
    • My Dragon Boat Festival
    • Dear Komodo Dragon
    • The One-Stop Story Shop
    • Dragon Night
    • I Will Not Eat You
    • Don't Wake the Dragon
    • Dragon's Pancake Party!
    • Kitty and Dragon
    • Dragon Gets By
Librarian Favorites - Younger
  • Librarian Favorites - Younger
    • Endlessly Ever After
    • Milo Imagines the World
    • Poopsie Gets Lost
    • Berry Song
    • A Sick Day for Amos McGee
    • My Toothbrush is Missing!
    • What About Worms!?
    • Fitz and Cleo
    • Sir Ladybug
    • Happy Sloth Day!
Mythical Creatures
  • Mythical Creatures
    • Oona
    • Coral
    • The Little Mermaid
    • Itty-Bitty Kitty-Corn
    • Unicorn Thinks He's Pretty Great
    • Not Quite Narwhal
    • Don't Let the Beasties Escape this Book!
    • Dear Yeti
    • I Love My Fur!
    • Giant Tess