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Books for Children

Award Books

Caldecott Medal for distinguished artwork in picture books

Coretta Scott King author and illustrator award books

Newbery Award America’s most distinguished children’s books


Families & Growing Up Books

Death & Dying Fiction and non-fiction

Disabilities Children’s stories about kids with disabilities

Family Diversity (children’s books) Great list for teachers

Foster Care books for teenagers and children

“Growing Up” books for Parents & Kids


Holidays & Seasons Books

Black History Month Picture Books

Christmas, Hanukah & Kwanzaa

Christmas Picture Books

Halloween Books for Kids

Halloween Picture Books

Hanukkah and Kwanzaa Picture Books

Irish Authors for Children

St. Patrick’s Day Picture Books

Spring Picture Books



National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Bookshelves

Courage “We the People” Bookshelf recommended by NEH

Freedom “We the People” Bookshelf recommended by NEH

Picturing America “We the People” Bookshelf recommended by NEH


100 Books Every Child Should Hear

Adventure Stories for Independent Readers

American Girl Read-Alikes If you like American Girl, you’ll love these too!

Books for Boys

Books for Girls

Books for Older Boys (Ages 10-16)

Books with Few Words Per Page

Christian Fiction for Kids

Construction & Work Vehicles

Contemporary African American Fiction for ages 9-12

Dinosaur Story Books

1st Day of School Books

Funny Authors for independent readers

Georgia Stories Chapter Books set in Georgia

Get Real! (ages 4-8) Real lives, adventures, disasters, mysteries

Get Real! (ages 9-12) Real lives, adventures, disasters, mysteries

Guys Read Books boys love!

Horse & Pony Stories Easy Books & Chapter Books

If you Like Harry Potter… you’ll like these too!

“In-Between” Books for intermediate readers

Magic School Bus books, DVDs  & videos