Book Lists for Kids

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Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Creators: Authors & Illustrators

Picture Books and Readers
Chapter Books and Graphic Novels
Printable Version

Black Excellence

Black Creators: Authors, Illustrators, & Protagonists (Picture Books)
Printable Version

Black Creators: Authors, Illustrators, & Protagonists (Chapter Books)
Printable Version

Black Excellence: People, Places, Culture, & Historical Events (Children's Nonfiction)
Printable Version

Native Creators: Authors & Illustrators

Picture Books and Board Books
Chapter Books
Printable Version

No More Diapers for Ducky cover

Potty Training  

Potty Training (Books for Kids)
Potty Training (Books for Parents)
Potty Training DVDs
Printable Version

What the no-good baby is good for cover

New Baby

For Siblings
Sibling Jealousy
Sweet Books about Babies
New Baby Nonfiction
Printable Version

Death and Grief

Loss of a Family Member
Loss of a Grandparent
Loss of a Friend
Loss of a Pet
Death and Grief Nonfiction
Printable Version

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Cover

Great Read Alouds!

Baby and Toddler Read Alouds
Printable Version

Read Aloud Picture Books
Printable Version

Wordless (And Mostly Wordless) Picture Books

Wordless (And Mostly Wordless) Picture Books
Printable Version

Concept Books: Shapes, Colors, Opposites, & Sizes

Multiple Concepts
Printable Version - Shapes & Colors
Printable Version - Opposites, Sizes, & Multiple Concepts

STEM Picture Books: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

Math - Counting, Addition, Subtraction, Division, and Multiplication
Math - Geometry, Fractions, Graphs
Math - Money, Decimals, Time, and Math Concepts
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Trains and Railroads

Picture Books and Readers
Printable Version

Fractured Fairy Tales

Fractured Fairy Tales (Picture Books)
Printable Version

Fractured Fairy Tales (Chapter Books)
Fractured Fairy Tales (Graphic Novels)
Printable Version

Princesses and Cinderellas from Around the World

Fairy Tale Classics
Tales of Modern Princesses
Disney Princesses
Disney Princess Readers
Printable Version

Cinderella from Around the World
Printable Version

Scary Picture Books and Readers

Scary Picture Books
Scary Readers
Printable Version

Starting to Read Chapter Books

Beginning Chapter Books
Next Step Chapter Books
Printable Version

Fantastic Fantasy

Fantasy for PreK
Fantasy for Kindergarten and First Grade
Fantasy for Second and Third Grade
Fantasy for Fourth Grade and up
Fantasy for Middle Grade
Printable Version

Whales on Stilts cover

Funny Chapter Books

Laugh Out Loud
Printable Version

The Old Country cover

Scary and Not-So-Scary Chapter Books

Not-So-Scary Chapter Books
Printable Version

Scary Stories
Printable Version

Kensuke's Kingdom cover

Survival Stories for Middle Grade Kids

Middle Grade Survival Stories - Fiction
True Survival Stories
Survival Guides for Middle Grade Kids
Printable Version

We need dentists cover

Community Helpers

Community Helpers
Printable Version

Diary of a Wimpy Kid cover

If You Like Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Read Alikes
Challenging Diary of a Wimpy Kid Read Alikes
Printable Version

Top of the Order cover

Sports Stories

Girls: Get in the Game!
Printable Version

Boys: Get in the Game! 
Printable Version

Corydon and the Island of Monsters cover

Ancient Mythology

Rick Riordan's Series
Mythological Reads
Greek & Roman Mythology (Nonfiction)
Egyptian & Other Mythology (Nonfiction)
Printable Version

Biographies and Other Nonfiction for Middle Grade Kids

Who was...?
What was...?
Where is...?
Ordinary People Change the World
Magic Tree House Nonfiction Companions
Printable Version

How Will it End? - Choose Your Own Adventure!

Interactive History Adventures
Interactive Fiction Adventures
Printable Version

The fighting ground cover

The American Revolution

American Revolution (Juvenile Fiction)
American Revolution (Nonfiction)
American Revolution (Teen)
Printable Version

The Drummer Boy of Vicksburg cover

The Civil War

Civil War (Children's Fiction)
Civil War (Teen)
Civil War (Graphic Novels)
Civil War (Nonfiction)
Printable Version

On the Mayflower cover

The Pilgrims and Early Colonial Times

Pilgrims/Early Colonial Times (Picture Books)
Pilgrims/Early Colonial Times (Juvenile Fiction)
Pilgrims/Early Colonial Times (Juvenile Nonfiction)
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Award Winners

Newberry Medal Newbery Medal
Given to the most outstanding contribution to children's literature.
Caldecott Medal Caldecott Medal
Given to the most distinguished picture book for children.
Geisel Award Geisel Award
Given to the most distinguished book for beginning readers.
Sibert Medal Sibert Medal
Given to the most distinguished informational book for children.
Coretta Scott King Award Coretta Scott King Award
Recognizes outstanding African-American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults.
Pura Belpre Award

Pura Belpré Award
Honors Latino authors and illustrators whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in children's books.