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

August 2022


Natalie Lloyd

Stinetinglers: All New Stories by the Master of Scary Tales

R. L. Stine

Alliana, Girl of Dragons

Julie Abe

Daybreak on Raven Island

Fleur Bradley

Our Little Mushroom: A Story of Franz Schubert and His Friends

Emily Arnold McCully

Who Was a Daring Pioneer of the Skies? Amelia Earhart

Melanie Gillman

Graphic Novels for Kids

August 2022

Surviving the Wild 3: Sunny the Shark

Remy Lai

Big Nate: Destined for Awesomeness

Lincoln Peirce

Invisible: A Graphic Novel

Christina Diaz Gonzalez

Mia in the Mix

Coco Simon

Pokémon Sword & Shield 4

Hidenori Kusaka

Avatar the Last Airbender 1: Aang's Unfreezing Day

Kelly Leigh Miller

Spotlight on Back to School Reads for Kids

Start the school year off right with these back to school reads!

Llama Llama Back to School

Anna Dewdney

Kindergarten Fun

Victoria Kann

The Queen of Kindergarten

Derrick Barnes

This Is a School

John Schu


Young Vo

Time for School, Little Blue Truck

Alice Schertle

Spotlight on Birthday Reads for Kids

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

Spotlight On

Spotlight on Pride

These books honor the journeys of LGBTQ+ individuals and the movement for love, acceptance and equality for all.

The Welcome Chair

Rosemary Wells

Mama and Mommy and Me in the Middle

Nina LaCour

The Best Bed for Med

Gaia Cornwall

'Twas the Night Before Pride

Joanna McClintick

Alice Austen Lived Here

Alex Gino

Small Town Pride

Phil Stamper

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