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Find book lists with suggested reading. Lists on themes such as books about African Americans, first day of school, or survival stories can be found here, as well as a link to graded book lists for K-8.
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Enter a title, subject or author's name and click on the orange button to search for items at Berkeley Public Library.

NoveList K-8 Database

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This online resource recommends books. Search by categories such as topics, Lexile reading levels, grade levels, genres, ethnicity of authors, and more. If you have read a book that you like, it will even suggest books that are similar.

Connect from the library or from home. To connect from home, you will need your Berkeley Public Library card barcode number.



This newsletter of great reading ideas will be delivered to your email. Choose from Kids' Books, Picture Books, Teen Scene, or any other of our specialized topics.

Books for Grades K -8

Award Winners

  • Newbery Medal
    Awarded by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association
  • Caldecott Medal
    Awarded by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association
  • Beatty Award  
    Awarded by the California Library Association. Honors books that best promote and awareness of California, it's people, history and land.
  • California Young Readers Medal
    Kids in California nominate and vote for their favorite books published each year.

Lists from Other Organizations

Lists from Libraries and Other Organizations

Search for Series and Sequel Titles
The links below will take you to searchable databases that have been created and are maintained by the libraries listed below. You can also search for series, sequels, and other book suggestions by connecting to NoveList K-8 (see the box in the left-hand column of this screen).



    New Books

    View a list of this month's newly-acquired books for kids at Berkeley Public Library.





    Try Overdrive, our ebook and downloadable audiobook service!  Download and listen or read on your PC, Mac®, Kindle or Smartphone today.  See the “Help” link on Overdrive for information about how to use the service with your device. Not available at library catalog machines.

    Find out more about searching for Overdrive ebooks and audiobooks on our ebooks for kids page.


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