Books & Reading Resources

Book Recommendations from the Librarians

Books for Babies and Toddlers 
Books by Black Authors and Illustrators
Ready for Chapter Books
Great Books for 3rd Grade (PDF)
Great Books for 4th Grade (PDF)
Animals Stories (PDF)
Ghost Stories (PDF)
Family Audiobooks (PDF)

For Kids

For Parents & Educators

  • Adolescent Literacy has resources for parents and educators of kids in grades 4-12 to build background knowledge and reading comprehension. This site offers classroom strategies, book and author recommendations, blogs, newsletters, research and reports as well as a Spanish link.
  • Birth to Six offers book lists and early literacy information for parents, caregivers, and teachers of young children. From the Hennepin County Library System.
  • CCBC (Cooperative Children's Book Center of UW-Madison) helps librarians, teachers, child care providers and others navigate the abundance of choices to locate the best books possible to meet their needs.
  • Common Sense Media provides information about the content of movies, books, and other media so parents can make informed decisions on what is appropriate for their family.
  • Reading is Fundamental offers information about literacy, reading aloud suggestions, and more for children birth through teen.