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Librarian Recommendations for Children
  • Blog Recommendations
    • The Rhythm of Time
    • Slugfest
    • Growing Up Under a Red Flag
    • Unstuck
    • A Little Bit of Everything
    • Plain Jane and the Mermaid
    • Joy Takes Root
    • Lumbering Giants of Windy Pine
    • Zombie Season
    • The Liars Society
    • Across So Many Seas
    • Pretty Ugly
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.

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Seasonal Booklists
Fairy Booklist
  • Fairy Booklist
    • How to Trick the Tooth Fairy
    • How to Catch a Garden Fairy
    • Ella's Night Lights
    • Backyard Fairies
    • Violet Fairy Gets Her Wings
    • Rory and the Magical Mix-Ups
    • Dream Rescuers
    • In Darkling Wood
    • A Natural History of Fairies
    • The Fairy's Mistake
    • Mystery at Mermaid Lagoon
    • Crabapple Trouble
Poetry Booklist
  • Poetry Booklist
    • Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut
    • Magnificent Homespun Brown
    • The Best Worst Poet Ever
    • Explosion at the Poem Factory
    • Joyful Noise
    • The One Thing You'd Save
    • The Proper Way to Meet a Hedgehog
    • Marshmallow Clouds
    • I'm Just No Good at Rhyming..
    • The Women Who Caught the Babies
    • Superlative Birds
    • Where the Sidewalk Ends
Rhyming Booklist
  • Rhyming Booklist
    • Counting to Bananas
    • Cool Off and Ride
    • The Princess and the (Greedy) Pea
    • I Am Cat
    • Rumble and Roar
    • Love, Lah Lah
    • There's No Place Like Hope
    • You Stole My Name
    • Whole Whale
    • Monsters in a Mess
    • The Bug in the Bog
    • I Made These Ants Some Underpants
Spring Booklist
  • Spring Booklist
    • Patience, Miyuki
    • Bear Island
    • Spring Stinks
    • One Springy, Singy Day
    • Holi Hai!
    • The Little Pink Rosebud
    • Eeny Up Above
    • Spring Smiles
    • Garden Day
    • The Squirrels' Busy Year
    • In a Garden
    • Spectacular Spring
Books for Older Children
Action & Adventure
  • Action & Adventure
    • Extreme Ice Adventure
    • Big Foot and Little Foot
    • Arlo Finch in the Valley of Fire
    • Two Degrees
    • Take Me to the River
    • Voyage of the Frostheart
    • Race to the Sun
    • 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
Romance Booklist
  • Romance Booklist
    • Danny Constantino's First (and Maybe Last?) Date
    • Lost in Rome
    • Keep It Together, Keiko Carter
    • The Next Great Jane
    • Can't Be Tamed
    • Pizza My Heart
    • Well, That Was Awkward
    • Pippa Park Raises Her Game
    • Brightly Woven
    • Fake Blood
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
    • Dragons Eat Noodles on Tuesdays
    • Fire Truck vs. Dragon
    • My Dragon Boat Festival
    • Dear Komodo Dragon
    • 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!
Wordless Booklist
  • Wordless Booklist
    • The Little Red Cat
    • Gold
    • Afterward, Everything Was Different
    • Imagine
    • The Book from Far Away
    • A Day for Sandcastles
    • Hike
    • Spencer's New Pet
    • The Lion and the Mouse
    • A Ball for Daisy