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Reading Lists
A Tale Old As Time

A Tale Old as Time: A classic



All Booked Up

All Booked Up: Book about or set in a library



Artful Dodger

Artful Dodger: book with a morally gray character



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.



Boarding Pass

Boarding Pass: Book not set in the United States



Campaign Trail

Campaign Trail: Book with political themes



Coming Soon to Theaters

Coming Soon to Theaters: A book becoming a movie in 2024



Culture Shock

Culture Shock: Book from a Banned Book List



Daydreaming

Daydreaming: Book with a day of the week in the title



Dragon's Horde

Dragon's Horde: Book with Gold, Silver or Bronze in the title



Farscape

Farscape: Book with nonhuman characters



Full Steam Ahead

Full Steam Ahead: Book with Steampunk Themes



Funny Ha Ha

Funny Ha Ha: A Comedy



Game of Shows

Game of Shows: Book that inspired a TV Show



Genre Bender

Genre Bender: A Genre Hybrid



Halftone

Halftone: A graphic novel



Hotel, Motel, Holiday Inn

Hotel, Motel, Holiday Inn: a book set in a Hotel, Motel, Inn or Bed and Breakfast



Howdy, Partner

Howdy, Partner: A book set in Texas



Immigrant Song

Immigrant Song: book about the immigrant experience



Journey Begins

Journey Begins: The first book in a series 



Just the Facts

Just the Facts: a nonfiction book



Lock Pick

Lock Pick: A locked room mystery



No Vacancy

No Vacancy: A book with multiple points of view



Not Lost in Translation

Not Lost in Translation: A book translated into another language



Oh La La

Ooh La La: A book set in Paris



On Holiday

On Holiday: A book set during a holiday



One Giant Leap

One Giant Leap: A book set on another planet



Out of Bounds

Out of Bounds: A sports memoir



Passport

Passport: An adventure story



Per Diem

Per Diem: Book with a number in the title



Point of View

Point of View: Book by a BIPOC author



Polygot

Polygot: A title featuring more than one language



Purple Prose

Purple Prose: A book with a purple cover. 



Rookie Season

Rookie Season: A debut novel



Shaken, Not Stirred

Shaken, Not Stirred: A Spy Novel 



Skywatching

Skywatching: book with "sun", "moon", or "Eclispe" in the title



Still Got It

Still Got It: A book with a senior protagonist 



Stuck on Repeat

Stuck on Repeat: A Retelling



Tale As Old As Time

Tale As Old As Time: A Classic Title 



Tour Bus

Tour Bus: A book written by two or more authors



Tourist Trap

Tourist Trap: Collections of Short Stories



Tourist Trap

Tourist Trap: A Collection of Short Stories



Voyager

Voyager: An Epic Fantasy



Well Versed

Well Versed: A Book of Poetry



Who Runs the World

Who Runs the World: Winners of the Women's Prize for Fiction 



Who's a Good Boy

Who's a Good Boy: Titles featuring a pet



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.