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Great Reads

TumblebooksTumbleBook Library – Kids’ ebooks available to read online, now! Made available by Kansas State Library.


Unite for Literacy

Unite for Literacy - Picture books read aloud! You can choose from 18 different languages. Made available by Kansas State Library.


Lawrence Public Schools – Recommended reading lists for grades K-6.


Series and Sequels – Find the next book in a series at this great site.


 NoveList - Searchable book lists for all ages, plus resources for parents and teachers. Made available by Kansas State Library.


Children’s Book Awards - Browse lists of the best literature for kids.



Book Club in a Bag sets – Did you know that the Library has Book Club in a Bag sets for kids’ books too? Choose from the chapter books aimed at 8-12 year olds.

Genre and subject lists

The  lists below are staff-selected titles for children of varying ages, linked to the Library online catalog. Browse and enjoy!

ABC’sCountingOff to SchoolNew Baby: new big brothers and sistersWordless Stories

Adventure StoriesAnimal Stories

 Fantasy  and Fantasy SeriesHistorical Fiction and Historical Fiction Series

Mysteries,  Science FictionHumorous Fiction 

Here are some more in PDF format:

ABCsAdoptionAdventure StoriesAnimal StoriesBullying booklistClassics list 1Classics list 2Community HelpersCountingDisabilitiesDragons!Fantasy FictionFantasy SeriesGrief & DeathHistorical FictionHistorical fiction seriesHumorous FictionKansas fictionKansas nonfictionMulticultural storiesMysteriesNew Babies/New SiblingsOff to School BooklistPotty TrainingPrincess storiesRealistic FictionScary StoriesScience FictionTweens booklistUnicorns!