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Librarian Recommendations for Children
  • Blog Recommendations
    • I Can't Draw
    • Sisters of the Lost Marsh
    • Babble! and How Punctuation Saved It
    • Luminous: Living Things that Light Up the Night
    • Sleepy Sheepy
    • A First Time for Everything
    • The Hope of Elephants
    • Elbert in the Air
    • A Batch Made in Heaven
    • Lemon Bird Can Help!
    • Simon Sort of Says
    • Honey and Me
Children's Booklists by Grade
Toddler Booklist
  • Toddler Booklist
    • Hand in Hand
    • City Baby
    • Big Bear, Little Bear
    • D is for Drool
    • Dino Pajama Party
    • Fire Truck vs. Dragon
    • You Poop Here
    • The Pirates are Coming!
    • Skater Baby
    • Outside, Inside
    • Whose Ears?
    • Make Way for Ducklings
Preschool Booklist
  • Preschool Booklist
    • One-osaurus, Two-osaurus
    • LMNO Peas
    • Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug
    • The Snow Dancer
    • Click, Clack, Good Night
    • Wherever You'll Be
    • Fussy Flamingo
    • We're Going on a Bear Hunt
    • Duck, Duck, Moose!
    • Where is the Dragon?
    • Inside Cat
    • The Napping House
Kindergarten Booklist
  • Kindergarten Booklist
    • We Don't Eat Our Classmates
    • Thunder Boy Jr.
    • Jabari Jumps
    • Unstoppable
    • Chez Bob
    • Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon
    • Where the Wild Things Are
    • Hi! Fly Guy
    • The Great Bunk Bed Battle
    • See the Cat
    • Squirrels
    • How to Apologize
1st Grade Booklist
  • 1st Grade Booklist
    • Cars, Signs, and Porcupines
    • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
    • Milo Imagines the World
    • The Book with No Pictures
    • Run, Mo, Run!
    • The Best Seat in First Grade
    • Cat Likes Red
    • I'm On It!
    • Friends Do Not Eat Friends
    • Shell Quest
    • The Goldilocks Zone
    • When Cloud Became a Cloud
2nd Grade Booklist
  • 2nd Grade Booklist
    • Sadie Sprocket Builds a Rocket
    • If You Come to Earth
    • I Can Build It!
    • Henry and Mudge and the Wild Goose Chase
    • Ivy and Bean
    • Dear Beast
    • Bo's Magical New Friend
    • Kitty and the Moonlight Rescue
    • Beat the Clock
    • The Amazing Life of Azaleah Lane
    • Smell My Foot!
    • Donut Feed the Squirrels
3rd Grade Booklist
  • 3rd Grade Booklist
    • Two's a Crowd
    • Eva's Treetop Festival
    • Anne Arrives
    • A is for Elizabeth
    • Rise of the Earth Dragon
    • Mac Undercover
    • Fantastic Mr. Fox
    • Upside-Down Magic
    • InvestiGATORS
    • Max and the Midknights
    • The Runaway Princess
    • The Heart of the Storm
4th Grade Booklist
  • 4th Grade Booklist
    • The Missing Piece of Charlie O'Reilly
    • The War That Saved My Life
    • The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez
    • The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise
    • The Phantom Tollbooth
    • Because of the Rabbit
    • The Land of Roar
    • Stuntboy, in the Meantime
    • The Bridge Home
    • When You Trap a Tiger
    • Fearless
    • Front Desk
5th Grade Booklist
  • 5th Grade Booklist
    • Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster
    • Premeditated Myrtle
    • Aru Shah and the End of Time
    • The Boys in the Back Row
    • Jennifer Chan is Not Alone
    • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
    • Prairie Lotus
    • Brave Like That
    • Stuck
    • New Kid
    • Crows: Genius Birds
    • Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre
6th Grade Booklist
  • 6th Grade Booklist
    • Breathing Underwater
    • The Wizards of Once
    • Before the Sword
    • The Goose Girl
    • Simon B. Rhymin'
    • Fast Pitch
    • The Giver
    • Salt Magic
    • The Golden Hour
    • Green Lantern: Legacy
    • Sisters of the Neversea
    • 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