Great Books for Kids 2017

Great Books for Kids 2017

Release date: 11/10/2017

Holiday Gift-Giving
Select titles from Great Books for Kids on sale now at all Cuyahoga County Public Library branches   

Cuyahoga County Public Library (CCPL) is proud to present the 2017 edition of Great Books for Kids, our annual holiday gift-giving guide, which highlights recently published books for kids ages birth through 18 years old. Every book featured in Great Books for Kids has been selected by CCPL librarians and represents the very best titles published over the past year. Check out our recommendations at
The 2017 edition of Great Books for Kids features: 

  • Artwork from the delightful children's book Double Take! A New Look at Opposites by Susan Hood, illustrated by Jay Fleck, used with permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press.
  • More than 100 titles recommended by CCPL librarians. Each title is accompanied by a brief synopsis and a list of available formats.
  • A selection of toys available to borrow from CCPL’s toy lending service.
  • A printable “Wish List” feature and links to "Buy It Now" from CCPL's online book store,
  • Try before you buy. All the books featured in Great Books for Kids are available to borrow from CCPL, and many can be previewed in eBook format. 
For the first time ever, new copies of select Great Books for Kids titles are available for purchase at discounted prices at all CCPL branches, while supplies last. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Great Books for Kids titles will help support youth literacy programs at the library.

On Giving Tuesday (November 28th) CCPL will host two Holiday Pop-Up Shops from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at its Parma-Snow and South Euclid-Lyndhurst branches. Parents and caregivers are invited to do some holiday shopping and enjoy refreshments while their children take part in library activities. All ages are welcome to participate, but children who are preschool age or younger must be accompanied by an adult.  

About Cuyahoga County Public Library
At Cuyahoga County Public Library we are committed to our mission of being at the center of community life by creating an environment where reading, lifelong learning and civic engagement thrive and our vision to be the most convenient library system in the country.

Hallie Rich
Communications & External Relations Director
Robert J. Rua
Assistant Marketing & Communications Director