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NoveList K-8 Database
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.
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Books for Grades K -8
More Book Lists from Berkeley Public Library
- From Good Night Moon to Good Morning Chick - Books to read aloud to preschoolers
- Off to School - Stories to read aloud to children entering preschool or kindergarten
- Read To Me: Early Chapter Books - Longer books to read aloud to children aged 4 -6
Read Alikes: More Books to Read if You Liked These
Also search for more suggestions in NoveList K-8 (see the box in the left-hand column of this screen).
Living in a Diverse World
- All Kinds of Families: for Middle School Readers
- Being Different: Recommended Books for Middle School Readers
- The Best of Both Worlds: Children's Books on the Asian Experience in America
- Cornbread and Cornrows: African American Fiction
- Families and Friends: African American Picture Books
- Leamos Amigos! Children's Books Celebrating Hispanic Cultures
- Looking In/Looking out: Multicultural Books for Middle School Readers
- Rainbow Books: An LGBTQ Booklist for Kids
- Tender Boys: Males in Non-Traditional Roles
- Brave Girls and Resourceful Females
Special Days and Times
Lists from Other Organizations
Lists from Libraries and Other Organizations
- Association for Library Services to Children, a division of the American Library Association
- Center for Children's Books
- Children's Book Council of Australia
- Cooperative Children's Book Center
- Hennepin County Library (MN)
- Horn Book Magazine: a list of recommendations from a premier review journal of children's books. Included is their list of children's classics, arranged by age of reader and type of literature
- Los Angeles Public Library
- Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County (NC)
- Multnomah County Library (OR)
Search for Series and Sequel Titles
Juvenile Series and Sequels Mid-Continent Public Library (MO)
What's Next Kent District Library (MI)
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