Book Recommendations

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Appealing Picture Book Biographies (2nd – 6th Grade)

Biographies for children are trending and we don’t want your family to miss out on amazing, award-winning and highly reviewed picture book biographies. Sharing these books is a wonderful way to spark curiosity with the children (and grown-ups) in your family through gorgeous illustrations and inspirational true stories.

Family Read Alouds (All Ages)

Today (TODAY!) your children are as young as they will ever be. Time flies, and so do the pages, so why not make the most of each stage in their awesome little lives and pick special books to share with them?

If you liked…Biscuit (Toddler – 1st Grade)

If you’re already friends with Biscuit the dog (give me a repetitive “Woof!”) but are ready to help your new reader explore books on the same reading level (i.e., low word count, lots of repetition), let me introduce you to Otto (a robot) and Pip (a sidekick mouse). The Adventures of Otto beginning reader series is sweet without being too cute, with action and humor that engages young readers and makes grown-ups smile. These titles are perfect for brand new readers who are building confidence‑‑and are sure to please all robot-obsessed toddlers!

If you liked…Captain Underpants (2nd – 6th Grade)

Captain Underpants is awesomely gross and embarrassingly funny, but there are only so many titles in the series. Our list focuses on series (so if your child likes one, they can read MORE), and they offer either the humor, “eeew” factor, or general goofiness that makes reading fun for a lot of Captain Underpants fans.

Kindergarten Reads (Kindergarten)

Our list of books appropriate for kindergarteners ranges from silly poetry and early chapter book series to read aloud (or for kids to start to read some on their own) to clever picture books with a kindergartener’s sense of humor.

Mary Poppins’ Magic (All Ages)

If the well-reviewed Mary Poppins Returns movie has got you re-watching the original film, or looking for the classic books, these nanny-filled titles can help you extend the magic (of reading great books) at home!

Nanny Stories for Discriminating Children (All Ages)

If the well-reviewed Mary Poppins Returns movie has got you re-watching the original film, or looking for the classic books, these nanny-filled titles can help you extend the magic (of reading great books) at home!

“Snow Day” Picture Books to Share (Preschool – 2nd Grade)

Sure, you can bring home The Snowy Day or Snowmen at Night, but here are some especially snow-cozy titles to share in celebration of a snow day…or night!

Resolve to Read Aloud (For Parents)

This year, start a “family read” that involves everyone, or commit to different titles or series with different kids. You can make it happen this year with help from these books for parents/teachers. We even have a list of titles for a variety of ages that can help you start an exciting new chapter in raising your reader.

STEM Stories: Picture Books to Chapter Books (K – 5th Grade)

Kids will enjoy plots that feature robots, animal care, computers, and engineering as well as characters who (like them) relate to a STEM-centered filter on their busy world.

Stories of Boys for Grades 4-6 (4th – 6th Grade)

The ONLY thing these books and graphic novels have in common (besides their high quality) is that a boy is a main character. This is NOT a list of “Books for Boys” it’s a list that features boy characters who are funny, adventurous, kind, smart, and thoughtful.

Toddler Time (Toddlers)

The titles in this list are designed for maximum toddler attraction with repetitive phrases, familiar songs or nursery rhymes, and concepts from counting to farm animal sounds.

“WHERE is…?” (3rd – 5th Grade)

It’s tough to keep the popular “Who is…” and “Who was…” series on our shelves because curious kids LOVE them. But if you’ve only enjoyed this series on the Biography shelves, your kids might enjoy exploring some of these “Where is” titles.

“WHAT is/was…?” (3rd – 5th Grade)

It’s tough to keep the popular “Who is…” and “Who was…” series on our shelves because curious kids LOVE them. But if you’ve only enjoyed this series on the Biography shelves, your kids might enjoy exploring some of these “What is/was” titles.

Wonderful Picture Books from 2018 (Preschool – 2nd Grade)

They were new, they’re still wonderful, and they might have passed you by last year. Don’t miss them—Share them!

Wordless Picture Books to Share (Preschool – 2nd Grade)

Q: How do you read a child a book that has no words? A: You ask the child questions! “What do you see in this picture?”, “What is he/she thinking?”, “What do you think will happen next?” are all questions that will engage your child in the wordless picture book you’re sharing by introducing them to the concepts of plot and setting, as well as how to use visual context clues and even exercise their imagination when they reread the book to you. Now that you’re not clueless about wordless books, check some out!

Other Resources

We are committed to building and maintaining an appealing and engaging collection. If you are looking for a good book and want a suggestion, please come in and ask us! Or, browse these lists for inspired reading…