|Genres||Age Level||Special Topics|
|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|
|Realistic Fiction||Tween Reads|
We've put our picture books into fun categories to help you and your kids find the stuff you like to read most.
Fresh, fun books just right for sharing with children ages birth to 5 years!
Looking for some new reads? Try these book recommendations.
Want to see and reserve new stuff the library has on order? Take a look at this list.
Did you like a book so much that you want to read more like it? You're sure to find something on these lists!
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.
Colorado Children's Book Award
More award winning books
Visit Children and Teens Literature Awards for information about other awards and their winners.
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.
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.
Be a prehistoric explorer and read up on dinosaurs!
Need a good laugh? Check out one of these books and put a smile on your face.
Take a peek at these cool GN!
Like stories set in the past? Historical fiction is made up stories but often has true history in the book also.
Nonfiction books contain information about real people, places, and events. They may explain, inform, or persuade.
Ahoy, Matey! In the mood for pirates and adventures on the high seas?
Here are some great poetry books for all ages. Click here for even more poetry books.
These books are realistic fiction--they read like real stories about real kids.
Aliens, time travel, and robots--science fiction books may seem too fantastic to be true today, but might be possible in the future.
Get active and read!
Don't judge a book by its cover! Do these first lines make you want to read more?
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
Looking for a good book? Need to find your school reading list? This includes Accelerated Reader (AR lists) and Reading Counts! Go to Readthebooks and find lots of ideas. For book lovers preschool to eighth grade.
What books are most popular right now? - Go to BarnesandNoble.com for a list of bestselling children and teens books.
by Mid-Continent Public Library
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Find out what comes next in a series. Search over 22,000 children's and young adult books in series.
Looking for more great reads by topic?
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.