Picture Book Quick Picks
Looking for picture books on these popular subjects? Click on a word for a quick link to the catalog to find those books!
Lists are provided in PDF format for easy printing. If you need help locating titles, please ask for assistance at the Youth Services Desk.
These lists are suggestions to get your child started. We encourage all children to read beyond these lists and beyond their reading level!
Grade Level Booklists
- Beyond Beginning Readers
- Great Books for Kindergarten and First Grade
- Great Reads for Second and Third Graders
- Great Reads for Fourth and Fifth Graders
- Gentle Reads for Precocious Readers
For suggested preschool books, look under the For Babies and Toddlers tab.
For new readers, check out our Beginning Readers section. We have it color coded for your convenience!
For teen reads for grades 6 & up, look at the booklists in The Vault or on The Vault blog.
- Adventure and Survival
- Animal Stories
- Fantasy books in series
- Historical Fiction
- Narrative Non-fiction by Dewey Number
- Read for the Fun of It! (humorous fiction)
- Realistic Fiction
- Scary Stories
- Science Fiction
- Going Back to School
- Celebrate Women’s History Month
- Classic Children’s Fiction
- Gender Roles and Identity
- Picture Books for Older Readers
- Series by Lexile Scores
- Read Alouds for Older Kids
- All about Families
- Getting Ready for a New Baby
- Predictable Books
- Multicultural Books for All Ages
- Sharing Cultures:African American Authors and Illustrators (2015)
- Sharing Cultures: Asian American Authors and Illustrators
- Sharing Cultures: Hispanic American Heritage Month
- Sharing Cultures: Native Americans
- Caldecott Winners (2016)
- Coretta Scott King Winners (2016)
- Giesel Winners (2016)
- Newbery Winners (2016)
- Pura Belpré Winners (2016)
- Sibert Winners (non-fiction) (2016)
- Autumn (updated 2014)
- Getting Ready for School (updated 2014)
- Pumpkins (updated 2014)