Book Lists for Kids

Check out one of these great booklists!

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

Picture Books and Readers
Chapter Books and Graphic Novels
 

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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

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Native Creators: Authors & Illustrators

Picture Books and Board Books
Chapter Books
Nonfiction
Printable Version

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No More Diapers for Ducky cover

Potty Training  

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

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What the no-good baby is good for cover

New Baby

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

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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

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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Cover

Great Read Alouds!

Baby and Toddler Read Alouds
Printable Version

Read Aloud Picture Books
Printable Version

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Wordless (And Mostly Wordless) Picture Books

Wordless (And Mostly Wordless) Picture Books
Printable Version

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Concept Books: Shapes, Colors, Opposites, & Sizes

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

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

Science
Technology/Engineering
Math - Counting, Addition, Subtraction, Division, and Multiplication
Math - Geometry, Fractions, Graphs
Math - Money, Decimals, Time, and Math Concepts
Printable Version

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Trains and Railroads

Picture Books and Readers
Nonfiction
Printable Version

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Fractured Fairy Tales

Fractured Fairy Tales (Picture Books)
Printable Version

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

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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

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Scary Picture Books and Readers

Scary Picture Books
Scary Readers

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Starting to Read Chapter Books

Beginning Chapter Books
Next Step Chapter Books
Printable Version

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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

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Whales on Stilts cover

Funny Chapter Books

Laugh Out Loud

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The Old Country cover

Scary and Not-So-Scary Chapter Books

Not-So-Scary Chapter Books

Scary Stories

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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

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We need dentists cover

Community Helpers

Community Helpers
Printable Version

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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

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Football Hero by Tim Green cover

Sports Stories

Girls: Get in the Game!

Boys: Get in the Game! 

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Corydon and the Island of Monsters cover

Ancient Mythology

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

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Biographies and Other Nonfiction for Middle Grade Kids

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

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How Will it End? - Choose Your Own Adventure!

Interactive History Adventures
Interactive Fiction Adventures

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The fighting ground cover

The American Revolution

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

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The Drummer Boy of Vicksburg cover

The Civil War

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

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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)

Award Winners

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