APPL Kids Reading Lists
Book Lists for Children
The library staff has compiled a variety of topical reading lists for kids.
Book Lists by Age
Books for Babies
Honk! Beep! Moo! Babies love bold illustrations and silly noises.
Easy Books for Toddlers
Fun books for toddlers include stories about young kids like them.
Easy Books Pre-K and K
Lively picture books for Pre-K through Kindergarten.
1st Grade Books
Check out these fun and simple reads that 1st graders might enjoy.
3rd to 5th Grade Books
Check out some of these favorite books for kids in 3rd to 5th grade.
Book Lists by Theme
Back to School
School stories told with easy picture book fun!
Sugar and spice and everything fancy, ballerina, or princess.
Waves, fun, sun – check out these beach books!
Roar! Roar! Dinosaurs!
Favorite Picture Books
Check out some of our favorite picture books!
Heart warming, funny, sad…these gentle reads will make you laugh, cry and think.
Shazaam! Books for kids who like comics and graphic novels.
Books for kids who like Greek Mythology.
Historical fiction chapter books.
Whoa! Giddyup! Books for kids who like horses.
Celtic, Chinese, Egyptian, Mesoamerican, Norse, Roman & more mythology!
Novels with Cartoons
Graphic novel illustrations in chapter book form.
Chapter book school stories.
Trucks and Stuff
Beep! Honk! Zoom! Things that go!
All Aboard: Picture Books About Trains
Americanos – English Version
Americanos – Spanish Version
Asian New Year Celebrations
Books for Brand-New Readers
Books for Toddlers
Botolph’s Town, From Boston, England to Boston, Massachusetts
Celebrating Earth: Environmental Books for Children
City Life: A Booklist for Children
Civil War Books for Children
Countdown to Kindergarten – Summer 2011
Countdown to Kindergarten – Summer 2002
Dance Fever: Books to Get You Dancing
Detectives: A Reading List for Children
Dragons: A Selected Bibliography for Children
Folktales Around The World
Game Time: Sports Stories for Children
Good Books for Older Boys
Good Books for Younger Boys
Good Series for Older Boys
Good Series for Younger Boys
Great Stories for Sports Fans
I Can Make… Craft Books for Children
If You Like Harry Potter… Try These Books…
If You Like Goosebumps by R.L. Stine Try This Frightening Reading
If You Like R.L. Stine & Christopher Pike Try This Horrific Reading
If You Like Where’s Waldo? Try These Books
Is There Life After Easy Readers?
Literary Lights for Children
Mapping Boston: A Booklist for Children
Mapping My World
New Babies in the Household – Picture Books
Name Calling Week – Picture Books | Grades 3-5 | Middle School
October is Italian Heritage Month: A Selected Reading List for Children
Poetry Books for Children
Songs and Fingerplays for Toddlers
Stories You Just Can’t Put Down
Talk to the Animals
Tearjerkers for Children: Read Them When You Need a Good Cry
Times Gone By: Historical Fiction for Children
Times of Grief and Sadness
Travel to Ireland Through Books
Turtle Island Tales: Native American Folktales, Myths, and Legends