Reading Recommendations for Kids & Families

From picture books to graphic novels, fantasy to family fun, these must-read books are bound to spark kids' imagination and keep the pages turning. We update this page with fresh recommendations every month.

Staff Picks for Kids

February 2023


Matthew Cordell

Milo's Monster 

Tom Percival

Sometimes It's Nice to Be Alone

Amy Hest

Once Upon a Book

Grace Lin

A Crown for Corina

Laekan Zea Kemp

Whale Done

Stuart Gibbs

Graphic Novels for Kids

February 2023

Investigators: Agents of S.U.I.T. 

John Patrick Green

Gina and the Last City on Earth 

Judd Winick

Reported Missing 

Geronimo Stilton

Big Nate Nailed It!

Lincoln Peirce

Disney Strange World

Random House

Nat for Nothing

Maria Scrivan

Spotlight on Black History Month

Celebrate Black stories and the people behind them with these titles for Black History Month.

A Is for Aretha: 28 Trailblazing Black Women Who Changed Music From A - Z

Leslie Kwan

I Am Born to Be Awesome

Renee Mechal Roe

Justice Rising: 12 Amazing Black Women in the Civil Rights Movement

Katheryn Russell-Brown

Love Is Loud: How Diane Nash Led the Civil Rights Movement

Sandra Neil Wallace

My Selma: True Stories of a Southern Childhood at the Height of the Civil Rights Movement

Willie Mae Brown

We Are Here

Tami Charles

Spotlight on 1,000 Books to Read Before Kindergarten

Read to your child daily and meet the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge! Learn more and register.

Llama Llama Shapes

Anna Dewdney

The Library Fish Learns to Read

Alyssa Satin Capucilli

Hey Otter! Hey Beaver!

Brian Pinkney

Sunny and Oswaldo

Nicole Melleby

One Little Seed

Becky Davies

I Am Not an Octopus

Eoin Mclaughlin

Spotlight on Cozy Winter Reads

There's no better way to pass these cold winter days than by snuggling up with your little ones and enjoying these titles!

Baby Loves Winter!

Karen Katz

Snow Bugs

David A. Carter

William's Winter Nap

Linda Ashman

Winter Is Here

Kevin Henkes


Jan Brett

Go, Sled! Go!

James Yang

Spotlight on the Newbery at 100

In honor of the Newbery Award's 100th anniversary, let's celebrate a century of excellence in children's literature.

The Giver

Lois Lowry


Louis Sachar

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

E. L. Konigsburg

Number the Stars

Lois Lowry

A Wrinkle in Time

Madeleine L'Engle

The Graveyard Book

Neil Gaiman

Spotlight on Birthday Reads for Kids

Here are some books to help you celebrate CCPL's 100th birthday in 2022!

Ten Rules of the Birthday Wish

Beth Ferry

Starla Jean Takes the Cake

Elana K Arnold

Best Cake Ever

Sam Garton

Happy Birthday, Hedgehog!

Norm Feuti

Maisy's Surprise Birthday Party

Lucy Cousins

Slappy Birthday to You

R. L. Stine

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