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Great Books

Great Books!

Staff picks, award winning books, fun reading lists, age level reading and more!

Reading Lists

Genres Age Level Special Topics
Adventure Babies Summer Reading Recommendations
Biographies Toddler Caldecott Winners
Fantasy Picture Books Newbery Winners
Funny/Humor Easy Readers New Books
Historical Fiction 1st Graders Parent’s Choice
Mysteries 2nd Graders Children's Choice Awards
Nonfiction 3rd Graders Colorado Book Award
Poetry 4th Graders
Realistic Fiction Tween Reads
Science Fiction

Activities Picture Book Category

The First Five Years

We've put our picture books into fun categories to help you and your kids find the stuff you like to read most.

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100 Great Picture Books

Fresh, fun books just right for sharing with children ages birth to 5 years!

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Books by Age/Grade Level

Looking for some new reads? Try these book recommendations.

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New Books

Want to see and reserve new stuff the library has on order? Take a look at this list.

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If You Like...

Did you like a book so much that you want to read more like it? You're sure to find something on these lists!

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Do you have required reading each month in school? Need to find different types of books? Want to find more of your favorite type? Try these books from different genres.


Award Winning Books

Caldecott Winners
Newbery Winners
Geisel Winners
Colorado Children's Book Award

Visit Children and Teens Literature Awards for information about other awards and their winners.

Child Reading

Childrens and Teen Literature Awards

There are dozens of national awards that can direct you to some of the best books and materials produced for children and teens today, celebrating a wide variety of audiences, themes, topics, genres, and formats.

Animals Picture Book Category


Young children are fascinated by the creatures that share their world. This section includes stories about animals at the zoo, in the wild, under the ocean, and on the farm--as well as pets, insects, and dinosaurs.

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Be a prehistoric explorer and read up on dinosaurs!

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Funny Books

Need a good laugh? Check out one of these books and put a smile on your face.

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Get a Graphic Novel

Take a peek at these cool GN!

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Great Series!

What's next?!

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Historical Fiction

Like stories set in the past? Historical fiction is made up stories but often has true history in the book also.

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Are you an amateur sleuth? Solve a good mystery with these books! Visit our catalog for even more mysteries.

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National Poetry Month

This April marks the 20th anniversary of National Poetry Month.

Celebrate by reading or creating great poetry.

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Nonfiction books contain information about real people, places, and events. They may explain, inform, or persuade.

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Ahoy, Matey! In the mood for pirates and adventures on the high seas?

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Riveting Realism

These books are realistic fiction--they read like real stories about real kids.

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Science Fiction

Aliens, time travel, and robots--science fiction books may seem too fantastic to be true today, but might be possible in the future.

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Get active and read!

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Fantastic First Lines

Don't judge a book by its cover! Do these first lines make you want to read more?

Extra! Extra!


Great animated stories and fairy tales! Try out the puzzles and games that go along with them. If you see a login screen, enter the username arapahoe and the password libra.
ages preschool (with help) - 10

more like this: [ebooks]


What books are most popular right now? - Go to BarnesandNoble.com for a list of bestselling children and teens books.

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Juvenile Series and Sequels

by Mid-Continent Public Library
Go to the website
Find out what comes next in a series. Search over 22,000 children's and young adult books in series.

more like this: [great series]

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More Lists

Looking for more great reads by topic?

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NoveList K-8

NoveList K-8 provides a database of young adult, children's and easy titles designed for children in pre-K, elementary or middle schools.

Important tip: You will need your library card handy to search this database from home.

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