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​The Great Children's Book CollectionIllustration of two children each sitting on a stack of books


Phoenix Public Library's Great Children's Book Collection is a wide selection of librarian-picked classic children's book titles.

These books offer a variety of modern and vintage titles in large quantities for maximum diversity and access.

Unlike other library materials, the books in this unique collection cannot be renewed or placed on hold.

This means more copies will be available for check-out when you want them! 

Titles from the Great Children's Book Collection can be found now at Burton Barr Central Library and at the following library branch locations:

Agave Library
Cesar Chavez Library
Cholla Library
Desert Broom Library
Desert Sage Library
Harmon Library
Ironwood Library
Juniper Library
Mesquite Library
Ocotillo Library
Palo Verde Library
Saguaro Library
South Mountain Community Library
Yucca Library

Some of the titles from this collection include...

Thunder Boy Jr.Thunder Boy Jr.
by Sherman Alexie​


LMNO peas

by Keith Baker

Ten, nine, eightTen, Nine, Eight
by Molly Bang

Extra yarnExtra Yarn
by Mac Barnett​


Sam & Dave dig a holeSam & Dave Dig a Hole
by Mac Barnett​


Dinosaurs, dinosaursDinosaurs, Dinosaurs
by Byron Barton

A visitor for BearA Visitor for Bear
by Bonny Becker​


by Ludwig Bemelmans​


The velveteen rabbit, or how toys became realThe Velveteen Rabbit
by Margery Williams Bianco

The mermaidThe Mermaid
by Jan Brett

Goodnight moonGoodnight Moon
by Margaret Wise Brown



You will be my friend!You Will Be My Friend!
by Peter Brown

Babar the kingBabar the King
by Jean de Brunhoff


The WallThe Wall
by Eve Bunting


Freight trainFreight Train
by Donald Crews

Diary of a wormDiary of a Worm
by Doreen Cronin

Click, clack, moo : cows that typeClick, Clack, Moo
by Doreen Cronin

The day the crayons quitThe Day the Crayons Quit
by Drew Daywalt

Strega Nona : an old taleStrega Nona
by Tomie DePaola

by Arthur Dorros


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