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.

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

Staff Picks for Kids

December 2022

Fire Chief Fran

Linda Ashman

Digby Dinosaur Finds His Roar

Jo Lodge

Parker Grows a Garden

Parker Curry

Blurp's Book of Manners

Cindy Derby

White Fox in the Forest

Chen Jiatong

The Broken Mirror

Melissa De La Cruz

Graphic Novels for Kids

December 2022

The Baby-sitters Club 13: Mary Anne's Bad Luck Mystery

Ann M. Martin

Pokémon Sword & Shield 5: Sword & Shield

Hidenori Kusaka


Ross Bollinger

Wings of Fire 6: Moon Rising

Tui T. Sutherland

Arcade World 6

Nate Bitt

You're Invited to a Creepover 3: Ready for a Scare? the Graphic Novel

P. J. Night

Spotlight on December Holidays

Learn more about December holidays from the books in this list.

Twinkle, Twinkle, Winter Night

Megan Litwin

The People Remember

Ibi Zoboi

Latkes and Applesauce: A Hanukkah Story

Fran Manushkin

Red and Green and Blue and White

Paul O. Zelinksy

J Is for Janucá

Melanie Romero

Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins

Eric Kimmel

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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