kids reading books on a bench

When children are allowed to choose their own books, they read more and develop lifelong reading habits and strategies. Cuando pueden escoger sus propios libros, los niños leen más y forman costumbres y estrategias de lectura que les servirán durante toda su vida.

Reading isn’t always a quiet activity! Kids need to talk before, during, and after reading to develop comprehension skills. La conversación puede dar vida a la lectura. Los niños tienen que hablar antes de, durante, y después de leer; eso facilita la comprensión.

Recommendations from the Youth Services Librarians:

1st Grade Books

2nd Grade Books

3rd Grade Books

4th Grade Books

5th Grade Books

6th Grade Books


All You Need is Love


Anti-Racist Books

Audiobooks for Long Car Trips

Bedtime Stories

Beginning to Read

Books Into Movies

Books to Read Aloud

Bridge Books: Tween to Teen (J to YA)

Chapter Books & Graphic Novels for New Readers

Colors & Shapes


Diverse Picture Books

Diverse Reads

Earth Day Books to Share

Falling for Autumn


Great Graphic Novels

Grief – Learning about Grief

Historical Fiction

Juvenile Series

Mindfulness Books for Children

Mother’s Day Books to Share


Oregon Battle of the Books

*Personalized Picks* – just for you!


Problem Solving Skills

Reading Beyond: For Children in Grades K-1 Reading at a 3rd Grade level

Reading Beyond: For Children in Grades 2-3 Reading at a 5th Grade level

Reading Beyond: For Children in Grades 4-5 Reading at a 7th Grade level

Science Fiction

Space Adventures

Spooky Stories

Staff Picks: Favorite Books of 2020

Strong Female Characters

Strong Male Characters

Super Book Series

Toilet Training

Tween Books: Fantasy

Tween Books: #OwnVoices

Tween Graphic Novels

Welcome New Baby!

Welcome New Neighbors (Immigrants/Refugees)

Winter Days

Wobblers & Toddlers

Worries & Changes