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​Books for Kids

Whether picture books, chapter books, series, nonfiction or anything else! We have what you need to find your next great read in our kids books lists.


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Take your pick and come back for more.

Batter Up!

Fact and fiction baseball books for little sluggers.

Dad & Me

Fathers come in all shapes and sizes. Each is uniquely silly, fun and smart in his own way. Explore dad stories with the books below.

Dinosaurus Kids

Got a dinomite appetite for prehistoric knowledge? Check out this list of dinosaur books for kids of all ages and interests.

El día de los muertos

El Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is celebrated by Mexican and Central American cultures beginning October 31 and ending November 2. The celebration is in honor of our loved ones who have passed. Read about this special time of year.

El día de los niños

April 30 is El día de los niños/El día de los libros or Children’s Day/Book Day, known as “Día.” It is a day to celebrate children and books! Día reflects a library’s commitment to include and celebrate a variety of cultures year-round. On April 30, around the country, an annual, special celebration of linking children to books, home languages and cultures is held at schools, libraries, museums, churches, parks, and bookstores. But Día also provides a wonderful opportunity for parents to promote the power of books and reading to their own children. Every day of the year can be “Día,” a day for linking all children and books!

Iconic Illustrators

These children’s illustrators stand out from the rest, without a doubt. Their skillfulness, creative technique and ability to capture the essence of a story are outstanding. From classic to contemporary children’s literature, these illustrations will stand the test of time.

Mom & Me

Celebrate the beautiful bond between mom and child with this list of books perfect for Mother's Day and beyond.

Unity. Kindness. Peace.

Because children deserve kindness.

Visit a National Park

Did you know that the state of Arizona has three national parks, 14 national monuments, two national historic sites, two national recreation areas, two national historic trails, one national memorial, one national heritage area and one national historic park?  What are you waiting for?  Take a virtual trip to a national park with these books and DVDs for kids.

Wondrous Women

March is Women's History Month. Celebrate with these awe-inspiring ladies. I dare you not to be inspired.

Your Favorite Picture Books

We asked. You answered. Here are Phoenix's favorite childhood picture books.

 

Award Winners

Caldecott, Newbery and more! Find out which very special items in our kids' collection have gotten the highest praise in our list of Award Winners for Kids.

By Author or IllustratorImage of little girl reading and wearing butterfly wings.

Jan Brett

Jan Brett is an American illustrator and writer of children's picture books. Her detailed illustrations bring life to human and animal folktales from around the world.

Eric Carle

Enjoy the myriad of works from the children's author and illustrator known for his colorful palette and quirky animal characters.

Tomie DePaola

Meet some of the many lands and characters brought to life by one of the most beloved creators of children's literature with this selected bibliography. Experience the colorful world of illustrator and author Tomie De Paola.

Kate DiCamillo

Kate DiCamillo is an American author whose stories are both enchanting and surprising. Her characters leap from the page and into the imaginations of readers of picture books, beginning readers and novels. Discover the works of Kate DiCamillo with your child.

Yuyi Morales

Enter the magical whimsy of Yuyi Morales's beautifully-rendered illustrations.

Jerry Pinkney

A native of Philadelphia, Jerry Pinkney has been illustrating books for children since the early 1960s. Part of a family of talented and prolific authors and illustrators, Pinkney's work is a treasure to readers young and old alike.

Maurice Sendak

Maurice Sendak is considered by many to be the greatest children's book illustrator of all time. Find out how the popular author and illustrator was more than just Where the Wild Things Are.

Dr. Seuss

Arguably America's favorite children's book author and illustrator, Dr. Seuss wrote many a tale for many a child, no matter how silly, no matter how wild. The universe of landscapes and creatures created by Seuss were unlike any seen before in children's literature and his timeless tales are as popular today as ever before.

Shel Silverstein

This silly children's poet, writer and illustrator will have you in stitches if he doesn't have you in tears. Kids of all ages read his works will never think of language the same again.

Mo Willems

Meet Mo Willems and his whimsical cartoon characters. The award-winning children’s author offers something for everyone. Willems covers a wide range of reading levels, from picture books to beginning readers and nonfiction.
Adults will get a chuckle or two! Get to know your pal, Mo Willems.

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