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Great Books for Kids

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Great Books for Kids is Cuyahoga County Public Library’s annual list of the very best recently published books for kids of all ages. All of the titles included in Great Books for Kids have been thoughtfully curated by our very own librarians, so you know they’re guaranteed to delight the young readers in your life. 

If you want to see which titles made this year's list, pick up a FREE copy of our Winter Program Guide at any Cuyahoga County Public Library branch or participating Drug MartMarc's and Giant Eagle stores.

Use the links below to browse Great Books for Kids in our catalog. 


Great Books for Kids is presented in age-appropriate categories, beginning with books for parents to read aloud to their newborns and ending with a selection of great books for teenagers. Every title is available to borrow from our collection, but they could also make great holiday gifts that young readers will cherish for a lifetime.  


AGES 0-5

AGES 6-9 

AGES 10-13

AGES 14-18



Great Books for Kids also highlights a few recent favorites from our toy library. These are toys you can borrow, just like a book or DVD. We have hundreds of toy titles to choose from in our collection. Every one of them has been carefully selected by our childhood literacy experts for their overall quality and ability to stimulate constructive play activities. Play is a child’s work. It’s how they begin to make sense of the world and acquire skills that form the foundation of learning – print concepts, phonological awareness and word, number, shape and color recognition.

You can check out our full collection of toys at