Book Lists

New Children's Books
Click here to see the new children's books, audiobooks, and DVDs in our catalog.

Award Winning Books
See current Newbery, Caldecott, Geisel, Sibert, and other award winning books here.

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 
by the Public Library Association and West Bloomfield Township Public Library as part of its Grow Up Reading early literacy initiative
See the books in our library here.

Picture Books to Read in Kindergarten
by the Public Library Association and West Bloomfield Township Public Library as part of its Grow Up Reading early literacy initiative
See the books in our library here.

Chapter Books to Read Aloud
See a list of chapter books to read aloud to young children here.  

Guided Reading Leveled Books 

These lists include books in our library that are on guided reading level lists. 
 
These are not complete lists.  If there are specific leveled reading books you would like
to read, please ask us or check our catalog to see if they are available.  We also have many other beginning reading books in our library.  Browse the shelves or ask us for help finding other books your child will enjoy reading. 
 
The printable lists are updated periodically.  The most current lists are available through the "our catalog" links below or by searching in our catalog by typing "guided reading level A" (or other letter) in the search box.  Use quotation marks to get accurate results. 
   
Level A - printable list and  our catalog
Level B - printable list and  our catalog
Level C - printable list and our catalog
Level D - printable list and our catalog
Level E - printable list and our catalog
Level F - printable list and our catalog 
Level G - printable list and our catalog
Level H - printable list and our catalog
Level I - printable list and our catalog
Level J - printable list  and our catalog
Level K - printable list
Level L - printable list
Level M - printable list
Level N - printable list
Level O - printable list
Level P - printable list
Level Q - our catalog
Level S - printable list and our catalog
If you would like books on levels T through X, please let us know.
Level Y - our catalog
Level Z - our catalog

Classics
See the Children's Classics list from Horn Book and the books from the list in our library.  

Magic Tree House Readalikes
If you like the Magic Tree House books, try these series:
Secrets of Droon by Tony Abbott
Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown
Bailey School Kids by Debbie Dadey
My Father's Dragon by Ruth Gannett
Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures by Josh Greenhut
Dragon Slayers' Academy by Kate McMullan
The Littles by John Peterson
Time Warp Trio by Jon Scieszka

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)

Dork Diaries Readalikes
If you like the Dork Diaries, try these similar books.

Hatchet Readalikes
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)


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.


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