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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.

Browse, Read, Love!

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!

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.

Wondrous Women

March is Women's History Month. Celebrate with these awe-inspiring ladies. We 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.

Cece Bell

American author and illustrator who won accolades for her graphic novel "El Deafo," which is based on her experiences with being deaf as a child.

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.

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. 

Lois Ehlert

Enter the bold and colorful world of Lois Ehlert. 

Kevin Henkes

Beloved children's literature author Kevin Henkes has written charming picture books and children's fiction. 

Rachel Isadora

Explore the world of Rachel Isadora, American author and illustrator of picture books on the topics of dance, music, world cultures, and more.  

Cynthia Kadohata

Cynthia Kadohata is a Japanese American writer whose books center on young people in extraordinary circumstances, whether in history or in modern times.  

Ezra Jack Keats

Caldecott-winning author and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats created worlds of snow, friendship and childhood with his books. Discover a classic.

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.

Christian Robinson

Robinson is a San Francisco-based illustrator, animator and artist. His colorful and bold illustrations are nostalgic, charming and meaningful in nature. The diversity of topics that he lends his craft to is vast and well worth checking out!

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.

Duncan Tonatiuh

Duncan Tonatiuh is Mexican and American. He grew up in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and attended Parsons School of Design in New York City. His biggest artistic influence is Pre-Colombian art. Discover the one-of-a-kind children’s books by Tonatiuh to celebrate both the past and present.

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