Kids: Recommended Reads

Finding a good book at the library is easy. We have lots of recommended reading lists and tools.  In addition, we have great staff that are always on hand to recommend something you might like. Try these lists and resources to get you started.


Novelist K - 8 Plus - A resource that helps you find fiction and nonfiction books based on specific criteria. Enter a title that you loved and get recommendations for similar books or select from a list of interests to find books that match. Find series of books.

Recommended Reads in your inbox

Hey Kids... the scrolling books below are selections from the latest NextReads newsletter for kids. Click on a title to learn more about that book and then find it in the library’s catalog.  Or sign up below to receive the newsletter delivered monthly.

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Caldecott Award for illustration
Coretta Scott King Award for African American authors and illustrators
Newbery Award for writing

Pura Belpre Award for Latino authors and illustrators

Sibert Award  for informational books

Sasquatch Award for a chapter book voted "BEST" by the children of Washington

Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award for the picture book voted "BEST" by the children of Washington

Young Reader's Choice Award for "BEST" books voted on by the children of Washington


Sasquatch Award
Washington Children's Choice Picture Book 
Young Reader's Choice Award