New Children's Books
Click here and scroll down below the new adult and teen books to see the new children's books.
Award Winning Books
See current Newbery, Caldecott, Geisel, Sibert, and other award winning books here (and 2012 winners here).
Chapter Books to Read Aloud
See a list of chapter books to read aloud to young children here.
Guided Reading Leveled Books
Levels A - D
Levels E - F
Level Q (This list is still a work in progress. Check back for additional titles.)
Level R (This list is still a work in progress. Check back for additional titles.)
If you would like books on levels S through Z, please let us know.
See the Children's Classics list from Horn Book and the books from the list in our library.
Dork Diaries Readalikes
If you like the Dork Diaries, try these similar books.
Bad Kitty Readalikes
If you like the Bad Kitty books, try:
Fly Guy series by Tedd Arnold (E Reader Arnold)
Babymouse series by Jennifer Holm (J Graphic Novel Holm)
Lunch Lady series by Jarrett Krosoczka (J Graphic Novel Krosocka)
Amelia Bedelia series by Peggy Parish (E Reader Parish)
Amber Brown series by Paula Danziger (J Fiction Danziger)
Percy Jackson and the Olympians and the Heroes of Olympus Readalikes
If you like Percy Jackson and the Olympians or the Heroes of Olympus series, try:
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer (J Fic Colfer)
Medusa Jones by Ross Collins (J Fic Collins)
D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths by Ingri and Edgar Parin D'Aulaire (J 292 D'Aulaire)
Pandora Gets Jealous by Carolyn Hennesy (J Fic Hennesy)
Goddess Girls series by Joan Holub (J Fic Holub)
Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy (J Fic Landy)
Fablehaven series by Brandon Mull (J Fic Mull)
Tales of Odyssey series by Mary Pope Osborne (J 883.01 Osborne)
The Kane Chronicles series by Rick Riordan (J Fic Riordan)
The Books of Beginning series by John Stephens (J Fic Stephens)
If you like Hatchet by Gary Paulsen, try:
Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George (J Fic George)
My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George (J Fic George)
The Contest, The Climb, and The Summit (Everest trilogy) by Gordon Korman (J Fic Korman)
The Call of the Wild by Jack London (Y Fic London)
White Fang by Jack London (Y Fic London)
Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry (Y Fic Lowry)
Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (J Fic Naylor)
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell (Y Fic O'Dell)
The River by Gary Paulsen (J Fic Paulsen)
Holes by Louis Sachar (J Fic Sachar)
The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare (J Fic Speare)
2012 Notable Children's Books (by the Association for Library Service to Children)
See the past year's most notable books for children from birth through 14 years here.
75 of the Best Books for Young Children
Our library received an $800 grant from The Greater Milan Area Community Foundation
to purchase additional books from the Public Library Association's list
of 75 of the Best Books for Young Children (created by the West
Bloomfield Township Public Library as part of its Grow Up Reading early literacy initiative). Books purchased with funds from the grant may be seen in our catalog here. A complete list of the books in our library may be seen here.
Thank you to The Greater Milan Area Community Foundation for their support.