|2X2 Reading List
List of 20 recommended books for children, ages 2 to Grade 2. Sponsored by the Texas Library Association as a project of the Children's Round Table.
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|Little Mavericks Graphic Novel Reading List
The Little Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List is a recommended reading list designed for children in grades K-5 to highlight a variety of graphic novels for recreational reading.
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|Lone Star Reading List
Recommended reading list for students in grades 6-8 including popular young adult books selected by public and school librarians in Texas.
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Established by AISD as a list of recommended books for a local reading program that began in 1986 to compile a list of suitable reading aloud to children in K-2.
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|Texas Bluebonnet Awards
Annual award list of 20 recommended titles for youth in Grades 3-6 and selected by a committee comprised of librarians, teachers, parents, and students.
Access Current Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List
There's always something for kids to do at your library, and our children's staff know just how to get families excited about visiting the library. Browse our kids' area to see what we offer.
|Programs & Storytimes Schedule (School-Year)
Children's Staff at all library branch locations offer a variety of regularly scheduled events and programs for youth of all ages. From weekly storytimes to family movie days, view our listing of program offerings.
|Crafts & Activities
We're all about crafts at your library and perform them regularly with kids & parents at our programs and events. If you're looking for some craft ideas to do outside of the library, we can certainly help with our how-to videos and pages.
|Literacy Kits (Grades K-5)
Learn about the library's Literacy Kits collection, funded by the Texas Book Festival, helping to build literacy skills both inside and outside the library. Each kit comes with a host of books, CDs, and more literacy activities available to families.
|Parents & Teachers Resources
Find suggested sites, both educational and informative, that deal with children. Available resources have been selected by children's staff as a helpful guide.
|Finding Things in the Library & Internet Safety
If you're new to finding things in the library, allow us to give you some pointers to help you locate what you need such as understanding the Dewey Decimal System. Also, learn how to be safe when on the Internet with some easy-to-learn tips.
|Accelerated Reader Book Finder
Students often are on the search for books selected as Accelerated Readers. We do not carry physical copies of lists, but you may use the Book Finder to locate titles and AR information for locating at your library.
Kids' Book Award Lists
Choose a category below to find suggested reading materials from the leading award lists for youth.
Belpre Medal Winners
The award is named after Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library, and presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience for children.
Access Belpre Medal Winners (1996-Present)
Caldecott Medal Winners
The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of 19th century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott and awarded to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
Access Caldecott Medal Winners (1938-Present)
Coretta Scott King Awards
The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.
Access Coretta Scott King Award Winners (1970-Present)
Geisel Medal Winners
The Geisel Award is given annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States during the preceding year.
Access Geisel Medal Winners (2006-Present)
Newbery Medal Winners
The Newbery Medal was named for 18th century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
Access Newbery Medal Winners (1922-Present)
Siebert Medal Winners
The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal is awarded annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished informational book published in the United States in English during the preceding year.
Access Siebert Medal Winners (2001-Present)
Below is a listing of children's literature in our collection under various themes. Choose a category to access a pdf of suggested titles, along with links to their item records. Titles shaded in blue have been added to the collection within the past quarter.