We're here to help young readers find books that will engage them and make reading an enjoyable experience. Talk to a Youth Services librarian for suggestions. We've also compiled some helpful websites for young readers.
Guided Reading (Fountas & Pinnell) Leveled Booklists
Does your school use the Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading system? Find booklists covering Levels A-Z here.
Illinois Children’s Choice Book Award Nominees. Click here for the current titles!
Monarch (Grades K-3), Bluestem (Grades 3-5), Rebecca Caudill (Grades 4-8)
- Book Finder | Book Adventure
Enter grade level, reading level, and what kind of book you'd like to read and you get some great suggestions!
Designed for PreK-3 literacy development. A wonderful collection of fiction and nonfiction books to read and have fun with online!
- Juvenile Series and Sequels
Are you looking for a certain book in a series? Check out this website maintained by the Mid-Continent Public Library.
- Lexile Framework for Reading | Find a Book
If you are looking for a book at a certain Lexile level or want to know the Lexile level of a book you want to read, search this site or ask a librarian for help.
- Novelist Plus for Children K-8
Find children's fiction and nonfiction by matching similar authors, titles, and subjects. Includes plot summaries.
- TumbleBooks Library
Enjoy storytime on your own time! The TumbleBooks Library is an online collection of animated, talking picture books. Books are available in English as well as in Spanish and Russian. Puzzles and games associated with many of the books are also available!