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#WhatYouRead Library Member Recommendations

In celebration of NationalLibrary Week, we invited you to share your book recommendations with us! These are all the books you recommended!



1000 Books_12 to 24 Months

Just a few suggestions to consider as you read toward 1,000 books. There is not a required list of books for any age group.



1000 Books_2 to 3 Year Olds

Just a few suggestions to consider as you read toward 1,000 books. There is not a required list of books for any age group.



1000 Books_4 to 5 Year Olds

Just a few suggestions to consider as you read toward 1,000 books. There is not a required list of books for any age group.



1000 Books_Birth to 12 Months

Just a few suggestions to consider as you read toward 1,000 books. There is not a required list of books for any age group.



2019 Great Graphic Novels for Teens Top Ten

List compiled by YALSA - Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association (ALA).Members of the 2019 Great Graphic Novels for ...
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2019 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

This year’s final list consists of 50 titles selected from 120 nominations. The Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers list identifies titles aimed at encouraging readin ...
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2019 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults

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2020 Best Fiction for Young Adults

The members of the Best Fiction for Young Adults Blogging Team are: Coordinator, Kimmie DePinto, High Plains Library District, Greeley, CO; Jodi Kruse R.A. Long High ...
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2020 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

This year’s final list consists of 64 titles selected from 133 nominations. The Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers list identifies titles aimed at encouraging reading ...
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2020 TAYSHAS Reading List

Titles with an * indicate a TAYSHAS Top Ten Book. Top Ten books are selected from those which received a unanimous vote in the committee's initial voting process.TAY ...
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Adventure Tales

Bring exciting tales to life in the pages of these books for preschoolers and early readers. From animal friends to robots, explorers to secret agents, these adventu ...
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All about Horses

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Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults (2019)

* indicates a top ten selectionThe 2019 Amazing Audiobooks list was curated from a complete list of 62 nominated titles and is comprised of 39 titles total; with 35 ...
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Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults (2020)

* indicates a top ten selectionThe 2020 Amazing Audiobooks list consists of 35 titles; with 30 fiction and 5 nonfiction audiobooks, selected from 63 official nominat ...
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Among the Stars

What if there is life on another planet? There are infinite possibilities of what the universe holds. You never know what you'll find, as you read these books among the stars!



Aquatic Adventurer

The ocean is fascinating, terrifying, and full of wonder. You and your undersea adventurer can explore the ocean with these great books featuring all things aquatic!



Born to Read Board Books

Every child is born to read! Each month Children\'s Librarian Marie Kimbrough features a few titles for board book lovers -- for babies and toddlers



Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards

First presented in 1967 and customarily announced in June, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards are among the most prestigious honors in the field of children's and you ...
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By the Sea

Disappear into cool, crystal-blue water, letting the ocean waves drown out the worries of life and wash away all that icky sweat with these YA ocean-inspired books! ...
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Caldecott Award

The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to ...
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Charlotte's Book Club 2022

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Charlotte's Book Club 2023

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Children's Diversity Book List

A wide variety of Juvenile and Easy Picture books that include kindness, friendship, acceptance, diversity in ethnicity and culture, differences and similarities in ...
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Children's Mystery series and novels

Juvenile fiction and first chapter books for young readers and mystery stories ranging from age 7-13.If interested in a digital copy try our eBook apps: Hoopla and Libby(Overdrive)



Community Matters

We’re all in this together! These books explore adult friendships and how kindness and compassion can leave a lasting impression on individuals and their community.



Coretta Scott King Award

The award (or awards) is given to an African American author and an African American illustrator for an outstandingly inspirational and educational contribution. The ...
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E.B. White Read Aloud Award Winners

The E.B. White Read Aloud Award was established in 2004 by The Association of Booksellers for Children (ABC) to honor books that its membership felt embodied the uni ...
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Financial Literacy and Kids

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Fun with Friends

Young readers can join in on the fun with books that teach the importance of working together toward a common goal and the power of friendship.



Geisel Award Book list: Pre-K – Grade 3

The Geisel Award is given annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) if the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the Unit ...
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Giverny Award Book List

The Giverny Award is an annual children's science picture book award established in 1998 by Dr. Jim Wandersee and Dr. Elisabeth E. Schussler



Hispanic Heritage Month Adult Reading List

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with these Adult Fiction and Non-Fiction books!



Hispanic Heritage Month YA Reading List

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Imagination Train

Fairytales and fantasy books aren't just for kids. Are you looking to discover new worlds and exciting characters to fall in love with? Check out these books and Imagine Your Story.



Mensa for Kids For Grades 4-6

 For grades 4-6. The Mensa Foundation recognizes and encourages education, gifted youth, and lifelong learning through resources like the Mensa for Kids website ...
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Mensa for Kids for Grades 7-8

The Mensa Foundation recognizes and encourages education, gifted youth, and lifelong learning through resources like the Mensa for Kids website. The reading list boo ...
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Mensa for Kids For Grades K-3

The Mensa Foundation recognizes and encourages education, gifted youth, and lifelong learning through resources like the Mensa for Kids website. The reading list boo ...
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Michael L. Printz Award Winners and Honor Books

The Michael L. Printz Award annually honors the best book written for teens, based entirely on its literary merit, each year. In addition, the Printz Committee names ...
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National Book Award for Young People's Literature

Established in 1950, the National Book Awards are American literary prizes administered by the National Book Foundation, a nonprofit organization.https://www.nationa ...
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Nature Seekers

Introduce young readers to the natural world, travel, conservation, and other adventures while they engage with these exciting stories told by a fun cast of characters.



Newbery Medal

The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a divi ...
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Non-Fiction Addiction 2023

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Non-Fiction Addiction Book Club 2022

Have you wished for a REAL Book Discussion Group that centers on the real world of history, science, biography and world culture? Then, here is your invitation to jo ...
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Ocean Tales

Learning about the ocean is super fun for kids thanks to the amazingly diverse nature of marine life and environments. The ocean books in this list include fun fictional stories for kids of all ages.



Orbis Pictus Award

The National Council of Teachers of English established the Orbis Pictus Award to promote and recognize excellence in the writing of nonfiction for children. The nam ...
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Out of This World

Travel as far as the sun and as close as the moon, these children's books will take you around the universe. From nonfiction to fiction, these space books are out of this world!



Parents of Inquisitive Kids: The Birds and Bees

Books to consider for those important talks about - The Birds and the Bees and Baby Chicks Too!



Pura Belpre Award

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Schneider Family Book Award

The Schneider Family Book Awards honor an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for children and adolesc ...
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Science Fiction Book Club Selections

Galaxy Zack: Hello Nebulon is the first book to bediscussed by the group during the first club meeting on Monday, June 10. After registering to take part in the Scie ...
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Scott O'Dell Award

The Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction was established in 1982. The annual award goes to a meritorious book published in the previous year for children or you ...
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Seas the Day

Cast your net over these books and sea what you might uncover in one of these books!



Sharing and Caring

Engage preschoolers with picture books that feature characters playing, sharing, and celebrating diversity while building a strong foundation for reading.



Shine Bright

Explore space with your little ones as you read about the stars and our universe. These books shine as bright as the sun!



Space Out

Houston, we have a problem! What if space was the only place you knew? Space out with these (inter)stellar YA books, taking place all over the universe.



Staff Picks

June 2024



Texas 2 x 2 Reading List: Age 2 - Grade 2

2024 List An annual list of twenty books that are compiled by The Children’s Round Table, a division of the Texas Library Association.Recommended books for children ...
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Texas Bluebonnet Award Winners

Since 1981 the Bluebonnet Award reading list books are chosen to introduce children to a variety of quality books, helping them  develop critical reading skills ...
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Texas Bluebonnet Nominees 2023-2024

Texas Bluebonnet Award is a unique program that encourages Reading for pleasure for students in grades 3-6.



Texas Lone Star Reading List

2024 The Lone Star reading list is developed by public and school librarians from the Young Adult Round Table. The purpose of the list is to encourage students in gr ...
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Travel, Intrigue, & Adventure

These books will capture the imagination of adult readers, with a mix of genres and voices.



United We Stand

Divided We Fall, United We Stand: a diverse range of stories about friendship, acceptance, and real-world issues important to teens.



Wild and Free

A diverse range of stories about friendship, acceptance, adventure, and nature geared toward the YA reader.



William C. Morris Young Adult Debut Award

The William C. Morris YA Debut Award, first given in 2009, honors a book published by a first-time author writing for teens and celebrating impressive new voices in ...
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YALSA Nonfiction Award Winners

YALSA Nonfiction Award Winners, 2010-2020.http://www.ala.org/yalsa/nonfiction-award