Kids' Book Lists

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100 Recommended Picture Books.

Reading classic and modern picture books to your children will enhance their reading skills and comprehension while also creating memorable parent-child time together.  These picture books are wonderful read alouds as well as quality books for independent readers. 


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1st Grade Books.

Annotated list of engaging book suggestions for first grade students as well as early reader books in series.

 
 

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2nd Grade Books.

Selected titles of fiction and nonfiction appropriate for independent reading or as read alouds for second graders.

 
 

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3rd Grade Books.

Looking for a book you heard about while on a field trip at APL? Check out this list!

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4th Grade Books.

Looking for a book you heard about while on a field trip at APL? Check out this list!

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5th and 6th Grade Books.

Looking for a book you heard about while on a field trip at APL? Check out this list!

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Adventure Novels.

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African American Authors and Illustrators.

This booklist provides lists of titles for students, sorted by grade level.  It also includes links to websites that may be useful to teachers or home-schooling parents.

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Asian American Authors and Illustrators.

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Autobiographies.

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Battle of the Books - Elementary Division 2019-2020.

The statewide Battle of the Books program is designed to promote a love of reading among our students.

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Battle of the Books - Middle Division 2019-2020.

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Biographies--"Who Was" series.

Here are the locations for all of the titles in this popular series!

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Biography.

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Books by Hispanic Authors and Illustrators.

This list contains books for children and teens which are written or illustrated by Hispanic authors and artists.

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Bullying: A Fiction & Nonfiction Resource Guide.

PDF icon A bullying resource guide for parents, teachers, children & teens.

Caldecott Medal Winners.

This booklist shows the titles that have won the Caldecott Medal given by the American Library Association.  Learn more at www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/caldecottmedal/caldecottmedal.

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Crafts.

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Early Chapter Books.

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Fantastic Fantasy.

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Genealogy for students.

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Gentle Fantasy.

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Gentle Reads and Family Read-alouds.

These are excellent books for young readers who need challenging reading material, and are also good for reading aloud.

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Going Green.

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Hi-Lo Reads for Upper Elementary and Middle School.

These books all have topics with high interest to students in upper elementary grades and middle school, but also have lower reading levels. The target age group listed is provided by the publisher of the book. The Lexiles are provided by lexile.com. Guided Reading Levels provided either by the publishers or by www.fountasandpinnell.com. The Lexile and GRL provided are for the individual title listed and other titles in the same series may have different Lexiles and GRLs.

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High Interest Reads.

These fiction novels are for students in upper elementary and middle school grades.

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Historical Fiction - Around the World.

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Historical Fiction - Before 1600.

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Historical Fiction - US at War.

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Historical Fiction - US Life.

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Horse & Pony Stories.

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Kindergarten-Book-List.

Annotated List of Book Suggestions for Kindergarteners


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Multicultural Booklist .

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Mysteries in a Series for Upper Elementary Students.

Listed here are the first title in numerous mystery series, plus links to the entire series as well.

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Narrative Nonfiction.

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Native American Authors and Illustrators.

Books for children and teens, written or illustrated by Native American authors and illustrators.

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Newbery Award Winners.

This booklist shows the titles that have won the Newbery Medal awarded by the American Library Association.  Learn more at www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/newberymedal/newberymedal.

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November Picture Book Month 2018 .

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Plot Your Own Stories.

These stories are often referred to as "choose your own adventure" books. 

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Read on Wisconsin 2011-2012.

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Read On Wisconsin 2014-2015.

Welcome to Read On Wisconsin! This literacy program promotes high-quality books for children and teens throughout our state. Each month features one or more Read On Wisconsin titles for children and teens in five different age-level groups.  Learn more at http://readon.education.wisc.edu/.

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Read On Wisconsin 2017-2018.

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Read on Wisconsin: 2010-2011.

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Read On Wisconsin: 2012-2013.

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Read On Wisconsin: 2013 - 2014.

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Ready to Read.

for new readers

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Scary Chapter Books & Short Stories.

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Science Fiction.

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Sciency Fiction.

Wisconsin author Jacqueline Houtman created the phrase "sciency fiction" and started this science-based booklist. To learn more about sciency fiction, visit Houtman’s website.

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Second Grade Booklist.

Annotated list of suggestions of books for second grade students.

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Sports Fiction for Upper Elementary Students.

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Third Grade Booklist.

Annotated list of suggestions of books for third grade students.

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Wordless Picture Books.

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