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.
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 in our catalog here. Choose Advanced Search (to the right of the search box on computers or in the menu to the left on mobile devices). Then type 100 picture books to read in kindergarten in the search box. Change the next box to This Exact Phrase.
Chapter Books to Read Aloud
See a list of chapter books to read aloud to young children here.
Guided Reading Leveled Books
To find books on a specific guided reading level, you can search our catalog here.
- Choose Advanced Search. On a computer, Advanced Search is to the right of the search box. On a mobile device, Advanced Search is a choice in the menu to the left of your screen.
- After you choose Advanced Search, a new screen will load. Type in the search box: guided reading level k (or whatever level you want).
- In the next box, click on "any of these words" and change it to This Exact Phrase.
- Press enter - or click on the blue box on the bottom right of the screen that tells you how many books were found.
A search for a guided reading level will show you some of the books we have on that level. We have manually added the levels to our catalog. The list is not comprehensive. There are books that do not have their level recorded in our catalog.
If you are looking for a specific books and our catalog does not tell you the level, you may search Scholastic's Book Wizard site here to determine a book's level.
We have many books in our library that are on your child's level - but don't have the specific level recorded in our catalog. You can browse the shelves for books your child will enjoy or ask us and we will be happy to help you find books that your child can read and enjoy! You can ask us at the library or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accelerated Reader and Lexile
Most of our books do not have Accelerated Reader or Lexile levels listed in their records in our catalog.
You may find additional choices and levels of books you have chosen on the following websites:
Accelerated Reader BookFinder here
Lexile website here
Scholastic Book Wizard here
If you'd like help locating books, please let us know - ask us at the library or email us at email@example.com.
See the Children's Classics list from Horn Book/
Magic Tree House Readalikes
If you like the Magic Tree House books, try these series:
Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown
My Father's Dragon by Ruth Gannett
Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures by Josh Greenhut
The Littles by John Peterson
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)
D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths by Ingri and Edgar Parin D'Aulaire (J 292 D'Aulaire)
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.
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)
Teen Book Lists
See teen book lists 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.