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BOOKLISTS FOR CHILDREN

Librarian Recommendations for Children
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    • Punky Aloha
    • Swim Team
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Children's Booklists by Grade
Toddler Booklist
  • Toddler Booklist
    • My Favorite Color
    • Hippopposites
    • Ducks on the Road
    • D is for Drool
    • The Digger and the Duckling
    • The Pirates Are Coming!
    • Snakes on the Job
    • Too Crowded
    • It's So Quiet
    • Big Green Crocodile
    • Whose Ears?
    • Will You Be My Friend?
Preschool Booklist
  • Preschool Booklist
    • Ten in a Hurry
    • One is a Pinata
    • Red House, Tree House
    • Moon Camp
    • I Want a Boat!
    • Bedtime for Albie
    • Leap Frog
    • Jabari Tries
    • Hike
    • Where is the Dragon?
    • Together We Grow
    • Swashby and the Sea
Kindergarten Booklist
  • Kindergarten Booklist
    • The Old Boat
    • Laxmi's Mooch
    • The Worm Family Has Its Picture Taken
    • The Book Hog
    • Cool Cuts
    • Thank You, Omu!
    • The Rice in the Pot Goes Round and Round
    • Bear is a Bear
    • Bat and Sloth Hang Around
    • Can Pup Find the Pups?
    • Friends Do Not Eat Friends
    • What Do You Do If You Work at the Zoo?
1st Grade Booklist
  • 1st Grade Booklist
    • Mr. Complain Takes the Train
    • Oh Look, a Cake!
    • Powwow Day
    • Fungus is Among Us
    • South America
    • Child of the Flower-Song People
    • Jack Gets Zapped!
    • What About Worms!?
    • Party Problems
    • Kondo & Kezumi Visit Giant Island
    • Blink and Block Make a Wish
    • Wildflowers
2nd Grade Booklist
  • 2nd Grade Booklist
    • One Little Bag
    • Spencer's New Pet
    • Kitty and Dragon
    • Charlie & Mouse
    • Never Glue Your Friends to Chairs
    • Our Friend Hedgehog
    • Daisy's Decorating Dilemma
    • Big Move to a Tiny House
    • Stealing the Sword!
    • Beat the Clock
    • Fancy Friends
    • Donut Feed the Squirrels
3rd Grade Booklist
  • 3rd Grade Booklist
    • Home Sweet Forever Home
    • Here Comes Lolo
    • Hide and Go Beak
    • One Smart Sheep
    • Julieta and the Diamond Enigma
    • Spirit Week Showdown
    • The Great Pet Heist
    • Skunk and Badger
    • Gabby Gets it Together
    • The Coldfire Curse
    • Who Was the Greatest?
    • I Wish I Had a Wookiee
4th Grade Booklist
  • 4th Grade Booklist
    • The Missing Piece of Charlie O'Reilly
    • The Last Kids on Earth
    • Ana Maria Reyes Does Not Live in a Castle
    • Song for a Whale
    • The Land of Roar
    • A Wish in the Dark
    • Artemis Fowl
    • The Sand Warrior
    • The Magical Reality of Nadia
    • Path to the Stars
    • Memento Monstrum
    • City of Ghosts
5th Grade Booklist
  • 5th Grade Booklist
    • Eva Evergreen, Semi-Magical Witch
    • The Jumbies
    • Finn and the Intergalactic Lunchbox
    • The Last Bear
    • Pie in the Sky
    • The Shadow Cipher
    • Healer of the Water Monster
    • New Kid
    • The Girl & the Galdurian
    • World of Glass
    • Strange Nature
    • Bringing Back the Wolves
6th Grade Booklist
  • 6th Grade Booklist
    • A Place to Hang the Moon
    • The Wishing Spell
    • The Science of Breakable Things
    • The Wizards of Once
    • Just Like That
    • Ancestor Approved
    • The Last Cuentista
    • Living with Viola
    • Chunky
    • All Thirteen
    • 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
    • Pink is for Blobfish
    • 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