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Award Winners | Texas Reading Lists | Reading List by grade level 
Books Like | Topics of Interest | RRISD Accelerated Reading Lists 
Characters & Books in a Series | Books by Topics from A-Z 

The Reading Lists below are a good resource to find quality books for children. Our Online Catalog allows you to look up books from the lists and check the call number and availability.

Award Winners   

Find the best of children's literature with these state and national award programs.  

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Texas Reading Lists

There are several annual lists chosen by librarians in Texas that are recommended for various age levels.

Texas 2 x 2 : Ages 2 through grade 2
Texas Bluebonnet Award Nominees (current)
Past Bluebonnet Award winners: For grades 3 through 6
Lone Star: Sixth through eighth grade
Tayshas List  High school

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 Reading List by age and grade level

Find books according to age level or check out the books library staff selected for their reading programs. The reading list is arranged by ages:

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Books Like: Find Similar Books to Your Favorite's

If you like Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
If you like Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
If you like Holes by Louis Sachar
If you like Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan
If you like the 39 clues series
If you like the Chronicles of Narnia
If you like the Warriors series by Erin Hunter

Topics of Interest
Adoption
Concepts, Alphabet books
Concepts, Counting books
Concepts, Opposites
Earth Day
Fractured Fairy Tales, Chapter Books
Fractured Fairy Tales, Picture Books
New Baby
Politics, Presidents and Elections
Princess Books, Disney Princessess
Princess Books, Picture Books for Kindergarten and up
Princess Books, Picture Books for Preschool and up
Superheroes
Superheroes: Superman, Spiderman, Batman and more
Racing
Scary Stories for Preschoolers
Scary Stories for Grades 1 and 2
Scary Stories for Grades 3-6

 

 

 

 

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RRISD Accelerated Reading Lists

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Characters & Books in a Series

Find all the books in the Library featuring your favorite characters:

 

A-Z Mysteries
Alex Rider
Alice
Amber Brown  
American Girl
Anne of Green Gables
Artemis Fowl
Bessledorf Hotel
Betsy-Tacy
Boys vs. Girls
Boxcar Children
Captain Underpants
Chet Gecko
Chronicles of Narnia
Dark is Rising
Dear America
Dragon Ball
Encyclopedia Brown
Freddy the Pig
Series for Young Children
The Fudge Books by Judy Blume

Goosebumps
Great Brain
Half Magic
Hank the cowdog
Hardy boys
Harry Potter
Henry Huggins
Henty Adventures
His Dark Materials
History mysteries
I was a Sixth Grade Alien

Joey Pigza
Judy Moody
Junie B. Jones
Left Behind (for kids)
Lemony Snicket
Little House
Lord of the Rings
Lost Years of Merlin
 

Magic Tree House
Matt Christopher Sports
My America
My Name is America
Mysteries in our National Parks
Nancy Drew
Oz
Poppy
Princess Diaries
Protector of the Small
Prydain Chronicles
Ramona Quimby
Redwall
Royal Diaries
Sammy Keyes 
Song of the Lioness Quartet
The Spiderwick Chronicles
Squire's Tales
Time Warp Trio
Wayside School
Wrinkle in Time
Young Heroes
Young Wizards

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Books by Topics from A-Z  

Find books for kids on any topic under one of these categories in our Online Catalog.

Pre-K Concepts
Animals
Arts and Crafts
Countries
Current Events
Fairy Tales and Folk Tales 
Famous People
History

Holidays
Human Body and Health
Jokes and Comics
Kid's Problems
Machines
Multicultural

Nature
Religion and Mythology
Scary Stuff  
Science
Sports and Games
United States 

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