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Whether you're looking for books in a specific reading level or want to browse different topics in books, movies or music, this is the place for you!


Graded Reading Lists

Need a booklist for a specific grade level? Take a look at our Graded Reading Lists to get started on a reading level-appropriate journey towards a love of reading!

Preschool
Kindergarten
1st Grade
2nd Grade
3rd Grade
4th Grade
5th Grade
6th Grade

​Award Winners for Kids & Teens

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

American Indian Literature Award
Caldecott Medal
Coretta Scott King Award
Newbery Medal
Printz Award
Pura Belpré Award

By Author or Illustrator

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.

Peter Brown

​Meet Peter Brown, an American author and illustrator known for his quirky characters and illustrations.

Eric Carle

Dive deep into the colorful, child-like, whimsical world of the one and only Eric Carle.

Beverly Cleary

Get to know the entertaining cast of characters, experience the warm feeling of nostalgia, and laugh until your belly hurts. Browse the delightful books of Beverly Cleary.

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.  

Oliver Jeffers

Oliver Jeffers is a Northern Irish artist, illustrator and writer. Discover his one-of-a-kind storytelling and spellbinding illustrations with the books on this list.

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.

Kadir Nelson

Discover the lavish and symbol-rich illustrations of author-illustrator Kadir Nelson.

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!

Pam Muñoz Ryan

American author Pam Munoz Ryan writes stories for young people with authentic, relatable characters and beautiful, compelling writing.

Maurice Sendak

Let the wild rumpus start! Crack open a Sendak book and enter a world of imagination like no other.

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.

Mo Willems

Let the wild rumpus start! Crack open a Sendak book and enter a world of imagination like no other.

Topics 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.

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Celebrate the culture, traditions, and history of Asian and Pacific Americans with your children through colorful stories and insightful words.     

Batter Up!

Fact and fiction baseball books for little sluggers.

Best Kids Books of 2019

There's a little bit of everything on our list of picks of the best kids books of 2019.

Black History for Kids

Read with your children or watch a DVD about these important figures and events in Black history.

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.

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! 

Fair Fun

Go to the Fair! Ride the rides, see the sights and have some fair fun!

Grandparents Rock!

Grandma, grandpa, papa, nana, abuela, lito, nonna, poppop, bubbe, nani. Whatever you call them, however many you have, they really do rock. Share these books with them!

Lovey Dovey

Cuddles and kisses, hugs and well wishes. These books focus on the concept of love for our little readers. Check one out and snuggle up for a cozy storytime at home.

Mom & Me

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

Poetry for Kids

Poetry in all flavors for the littlest of readers. Start here then explore more poetry on your own.

Read Across America

The National Education Association is building a nation of readers through its signature program, NEA’s Read Across America. This year-round program focuses on motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships, and reading resources. Learn more.

Wondrous Women

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


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