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

March 2023


Jennifer A. Nielsen

A Unicorn, a Dinosaur, and a Shark Walk into a Book

Jonathan Fenske

We Don't Lose Our Class Goldfish

Ryan Higgins

Pete the Kitty's Outdoor Art Project

James Dean

Eb & Flow

Kelly J. Baptist

Jacky Ha-ha Gets the Last Laugh

James Patterson

Graphic Novels for Kids

March 2023

Twenty Thousand Fleas Under the Sea

Dav Pilkey

Bruce Wayne: Not Super

Stuart Gibbs


Megan Wagner Lloyd

The Ojja-wojja

Magdalene Visaggio

Failure to Lunch

Drew Brockington

Faulty Fables

Paul Tobin

Spotlight on Women's History Month

Help your children learn about the important contributions made by women throughout history.

Little Rosetta and the Talking Guitar

Charnelle Pinkney Barlow

Jovita Wore Pants: The Story of a Mexican Freedom Fighter

Aida Salazar

Cut!: How Lotte Reiniger and a air of Scissors Revolutionized Animation

C. E. Winters

The Girl Who Built an Ocean: An Artist, an Argonaut, and the True Story of the World's First Aquarium

Jess Keating

Dressing Up the Stars: The Story of Movie Costume Designer Edith Head

Jeanne Walker Harvey

Maya's Song

Bryan Collier

Spotlight on 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Here are more titles to help you (and your littles) read 1,000 books before kindergarten. Learn more about the program.

The World and Everything in It

Kevin Henkes

The Daily Sniff

Jane Cabrera

The Umbrella

Beth Ferry

Zap! Clap! Boom!: The Story of a Thunderstorm

Laura Purdie Salas

Jack the Library Cat

Marietta Apollonio

Quiet Time With My Seeya

Dinalie Dabarera

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 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

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