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 Reading Lists for Children

Award Winners | Texas Reading Lists | Reading List by grade level 
Books Like | Topics of Interest | 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.

Science Summer Reading Lists
Fizz Boom Read!
Science and Art
Are you Curious?
Fizz Boom Pop! 
It's Alive! Biology

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 : for ages 2 through grade 2
Texas Bluebonnet Award: for grades 3 through 6
Lone Star: for grades 6 through 8 grade
Tayshas List: for grades 9 through 12 grade

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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 Favorites

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 Chronicles of Narnia
If you like the Warriors series by Erin Hunter

Topics of Interest

Concepts, Alphabet books
Concepts, Counting books
Concepts, Opposites
Earth Day
Fractured Fairy Tales, Chapter Books
Fractured Fairy Tales, Picture Books
Funny Stories for Juniors
Funny Stories for Young Children
New Baby
Politics, Presidents and Elections

Princess Books, Disney Princesses
Princess Books for Kindergarten and up
Princess Books for Preschool and up
Superheroes: Marvel and DC
Scary Stories for Preschoolers
Scary Stories for Grades 1 and 2
Scary Stories for Grades 3-6
Starting School

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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
Amber Brown  
American Girl
Anne of Green Gables
Artemis Fowl
Bessledorf Hotel
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

Great Brain
Half Magic
Hank the cowdog
Hardy boys
Harry Potter
Henry Huggins
Henty Adventures
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
Princess Diaries
Protector of the Small
Prydain Chronicles
Ramona Quimby
Royal Diaries
Sammy Keyes 
Song of the Lioness Quartet
The Spiderwick Chronicles
Squire's Tales
Time Warp Trio
Wayside School
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
Arts and Crafts
Current Events
Fairy Tales and Folk Tales 
Famous People

Human Body and Health
Jokes and Comics
Kid's Problems

Religion and Mythology
Scary Stuff  
Sports and Games
United States 

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