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1st Grade1st Gradehttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/staff-picks/kids/1st-grade​Every child progresses at his or her own rate when learning to read.<div class="ExternalClassCF11A8BA21194B26AB1984B9D6DF952C">​Every child progresses at his or her own rate when learning to read. This list includes picture books meant for grown ups to read aloud, as well as a few "beginning readers." When picking books for your child to read, keep in mind the "five finger" test – have your child read a page aloud, if he misses more than five words on a page, the book may be too challenging. Keep it fun, don't let your child get frustrated.<br><br>​<br></div>1st-grade
2nd Grade2nd Gradehttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/staff-picks/kids/2nd-grade<div class="ExternalClass12D3C91BF9074C7388076DCB30F86A4E">​These are suggested books for a 2nd grader, but each child develops at a different rate. Don't be alarmed if your child struggles with a book on this list. What's important is to make reading a daily habit.<br></div>2nd-grade
3rd Grade3rd Gradehttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/staff-picks/kids/3rd-grade<div class="ExternalClassD66CB9CBDFEC45018F50CAC1CEB6234A">​By 3rd grade, children are reading independently. Take your child to the library regularly to select new titles of interest to them.<br></div>3rd-grade
4th Grade4th Gradehttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/staff-picks/kids/4th-grade<div class="ExternalClassC4C017E1E88445D0B11DA0F966140F3B">​By 4th grade, children are reading to learn about the world. They can handle longer, more complex chapter books.<br></div>4th-grade
5th Grade5th Gradehttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/staff-picks/kids/5th-grade<div class="ExternalClass753C1B3FD9E04F9192B90E8A667CCAE3">​Reading levels, whether measured by Lexile Level, Accelerated Reading, or another measure, will vary widely. In general, children this age are reading complex books over 100 pages. At this age, kids have many other activities that distract from reading, so it's very important for families to set aside time for independent reading every day.<br></div>5th-grade
6th Grade6th Gradehttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/staff-picks/kids/6th-grade<div class="ExternalClass7D876FF38A9F446FA5EA9DC3F35BC64B">​You are still the most important influence in your child's life, so model good reading habits. Here are suggested books for 6th graders.<br></div>6th-grade
Asian Pacific American Heritage MonthAsian Pacific American Heritage Monthhttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/staff-picks/kids/asian-pacific-american-heritage-monthCelebrate the culture, traditions, and history of Asian and Pacific Americans with your children through colorful stories and insightful words. <div class="ExternalClass237093079349412ABD3438673A790C8D">​Celebrate the culture, traditions, and history of Asian and Pacific Americans with your children through colorful stories and insightful words. <br></div>asian-pacific-american-heritage-month
Batter Up!Batter Up!https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/staff-picks/kids/batter-upFact and fiction baseball books for little sluggers.<div class="ExternalClassEEB02DE55E8D4BA5AF5FC4A834715388"><p>​Fact and fiction baseball books for little sluggers.<br></p></div>batter-up
Black History for KidsBlack History for Kidshttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/staff-picks/kids/black-history-for-kidsRead with your children or watch a DVD about these important figures and events in Black history.<div class="ExternalClassB975E8215FB947E9AA8066D5E884B3A3"><p>​Read with your children or watch a DVD about these important figures and events in Black history.<br></p></div>black-history-for-kids
Dad & MeDad & Mehttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/staff-picks/kids/dad-meFathers come in all shapes and sizes. Each is uniquely silly, fun and smart in his own way. Explore dad stories with the books below.<div class="ExternalClass8C09F17836444942889052D8E60AABDD"><p>​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.<br></p></div>dad-me
El Día de los NiñosEl Día de los Niñoshttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/staff-picks/kids/dia<div class="ExternalClassAEBB0031F60E4953A097CC7B8799B11F">​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!<br></div>dia
Fair FunFair Funhttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/staff-picks/kids/fair-funGo to the Fair! Ride the rides, see the sights and have some fair fun!<div class="ExternalClass8C668470BA5F44978E2AB97A66364847"><p>Go to the Fair! Ride the rides, see the sights and have some fair fun!​</p></div>fair-fun
Grandparents Rock!Grandparents Rock!https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/staff-picks/kids/grandparents-rockGrandma, 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!<div class="ExternalClass7F4913589AE34584B2921F0ABEC92475"><p>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!​</p></div>grandparents-rock
KindergartenKindergartenhttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/staff-picks/kids/kindergarten<div class="ExternalClassE768806404AA4C08819B0625BCA7A5C3">​By kindergarten, children should understand that print has meaning, be familiar with the alphabet and the sounds that letters make. The more you read to them, the more motivated they will be to learn to read. Keep it fun; reading should never be a chore!<br></div>kindergarten
Lovey DoveyLovey Doveyhttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/staff-picks/kids/lovey-doveyCuddles 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.<div class="ExternalClass4CB14659B6404D0D8FD297D7369F3E34"><p>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.​</p></div>lovey-dovey
Mom & MeMom & Mehttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/staff-picks/kids/mom-meCelebrate the beautiful bond between mom and child with this list of books perfect for Mother's Day and beyond.<div class="ExternalClassBED9CD7604974091BBDE0C42678ACCF1"><p>Celebrate the beautiful bond between mom and child with this list of books perfect for Mother's Day and beyond.​</p></div>mom-me
Poetry for KidsPoetry for Kidshttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/staff-picks/kids/poetry-for-kidsPoetry in all flavors for the littlest of readers. Start here then explore more poetry on your own.<div class="ExternalClassFFCF788C8C654DDD8E781CA825A443FA"><p>​Poetry in all flavors for the littlest of readers. Start here then explore more poetry on your own.<br></p></div>poetry-for-kids
PreschoolPreschoolhttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/staff-picks/kids/preschool​Share books with your child everyday.<div class="ExternalClassBBC3F318CB2A41FA9F24F5BD908F18C0">​Share books with your child everyday. Repetition is important, so find some books that you both enjoy. Here are some great titles for preschoolers.</div>preschool
Read Across AmericaRead Across Americahttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/staff-picks/kids/read-across-americaThe 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<div class="ExternalClass9F444B6ADF08422288CC9DD7501A4C60"><p>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​</p></div>read-across-america
Wondrous WomenWondrous Womenhttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/staff-picks/kids/wondrous-womenMarch is Women's History Month. Celebrate with these awe-inspiring ladies. We dare you not to be inspired.<div class="ExternalClass87FFA55644194D5D8518DFFF71793D63"><p>March is Women's History Month. Celebrate with these awe-inspiring ladies. We dare you not to be inspired.​</p></div>wondrous-women

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

American Indian Youth Literature AwardAmerican Indian Youth Literature Awardhttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/award-winners/books/american-indianGiven out every 2 years with an award for Picture Book, Middle Grade and Young Adult.<div class="ExternalClass713A496BBD354D9897D752463702EF07"><p>The American Indian Youth Literature Awards (AILA) are given out every 2 years with an award for Picture Book, Middle Grade and Young Adult.<br></p><p>The awards, established in 2006, honor the best writing and illustrations by and about American Indians.​<br></p></div>
Caldecott MedalCaldecott Medalhttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/award-winners/books/caldecott<div class="ExternalClass1A0EB92CE23F4FFD883E2F135CE40EA8"><p>​The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. This list covers selections in our catalog from 1980 to the present. <a href="http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/caldecottmedal/caldecottmedal" target="_blank">Please see the Caldecott website for the full list.</a><br></p></div>
National Book Award - FictionNational Book Award - Fictionhttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/award-winners/books/national-fictionThe mission of the National Book Foundation is to celebrate the best literature in America, expand its audience, and ensure that books have a prominent place in American culture.<div class="ExternalClass885F180C8D1142AD962A26A4E9424E61"> <p>​The mission of the<a href="http://www.nationalbook.org/nba2017.html#.WoclfP4Y6Uk" target="_blank"> National Book Foundation</a> is to celebrate the best literature in America, expand its audience, and ensure that books have a prominent place in American culture.​</p> </div>
Newbery MedalNewbery Medalhttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/award-winners/books/newberyThe Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.<div class="ExternalClass5892C17C9D484543B0372AC87B2E2823"><p>The Newbery Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English publisher John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. This list covers winners from 1980 to the present. <a href="http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/newberymedal/newberyhonors/newberymedal" target="_blank">Lea​rn more about the award and about winners before 1980</a>.</p></div>
Printz Young Adult Literature AwardPrintz Young Adult Literature Awardhttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/award-winners/books/printzThe Michael L. Printz Award annually honors the best book written for teens, based entirely on its literary merit, each year.<div class="ExternalClass4D621407C6F1491A9569B7E81819E82D"><p>​The Michael L. Printz Award annually honors the best book written for teens, based entirely on its literary merit, each year. In addition, the Printz Committee names up to four honor books, which also represent the best writing in young adult literature. The awards announcement is made at the ALA Midwinter Meeting as part of the Youth Media Awards and is celebrated with a program and reception each year at the ALA Annual Conference.</p><p>The award's namesake was a school librarian in Topeka, Kansas. He had a passion for books and reading. He also appreciated the authors who wrote books for young adults and demonstrated this by initiating an author-in-residence program at his high school.<br></p></div>
Pura Belpré AwardPura Belpré Awardhttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/award-winners/books/pura-belpreThe Pura Belpré Award is presented to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.<div class="ExternalClassDECF2CD822F44F36A0CC722523622457"><p>​The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth. It is co-sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), and the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking (REFORMA), an ALA affiliate.</p><p>The award is named after Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library. As a children's librarian, storyteller, and author, she enriched the lives of Puerto Rican children in the U.S.A. through her pioneering work of preserving and disseminating Puerto Rican folklore.<br></p></div>