Reading Lists
About Town

A book with a city or town in the title. 

Birth to 12 Months

Start early and raise a book lover by reading to newborns. These hand-selected books are designed for babies birth to 12 months including durable board books and colorful pictures.

Book to Screen

Read a book that is being made into a TV series or movie in 2023. 

Books With Bite

A book with vampires, werewolves or other biters.


A book that has generated a lot of buzz.

Celebrity Gossip

A book that is a 2023 celebrity book club selection. 

Classically Trained

A classic waiting to be finished. 


A book with a color in the title. 


A book with a number in the title. 

Diverse Reads

A book by an author who is a person of color. 

Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover

A book with a hideous cover. 

Elves and Orcs

A book with fantastical themes.

Flora or Fauna

A book with a plant or animal on the cover. 

Game On

A book that features a game or has a game in the title. 

Get Cooking

A cookbook or kitchen memoir. 


A book about ghosts or with "ghost" in the title. 


A book that has won a major award. 

Going Hollywood

A book about Hollywood or set in the film industry.

Growing Pains

A coming of age story. 

Happily Ever After

A romance novel. 

Holiday Cheer

A book with a holiday theme. 

Home Team

A book about sports or athletes. 


A book with a house word ("home," "kitchen," "attic," etc.) in the title. 

It's All Relative

A book about family.

Judge A Book By Its Cover

A book with a gorgeous cover. 

Just Met

A biography or memoir.

Let the Music Play

A book featuring musicians. 


A book featuring a real or imagined monster.


Read a mystery.

Quick Lit

Try a one-sitting read like a novella, graphic novel or poetry. 

Save The Planet

A book about environmental efforts. 


A book about or set in another country.

Stories With Grit

Try a beach read, western, or gritty mystery. 

Tag Team

A book written by two or more authors. 

Texas Forever

A book set in Texas or by a Texan.

The Last Frontier

A book set in space.

The One

A book with a one-word title. 

Too Cool For School

A book that is set at a school of some kind. 

With the Banned

A banned or challenged author.

12 to 24 Months

Help young children develop a love for reading that will last a lifetime.  Read these fun books about animals and rhymes to your young one and watch their imagination grow.

2 to 3 Year Olds

Encourage your toddler to read with exciting books that span from simple picture books to more elaborate stories. Watch your child grow into a lifetime book lover.

4 to 5 Year Olds

Prepare your child for school by exposing them to reading at a young age. This book list is designed for 4 to 5 year olds as they prepare to enter kindergarten.

2018 CLEL Bell Awards

Use these titles to encourage interaction in the categories: Read, Write, Sing, Talk, and Play.