Reading Lists
2018 CLEL Bell Awards

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



2020 ALA Children's Award Winners

The American Library Association's (ALA) 2020 top books, video and audio books for children – including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards.



2020 ALA Young Adult Award Winners

The American Library Association's (ALA) 2020 top books for young adults. Also included are the Alex Awards winners for the best adult books that appeal to teen audiences. 



2020 Notable Children's Books

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) identifies the best in children's books each year. Please view the full list here.



2020-2021 Texas Bluebonnet Award Winners

For the full list, please visit the TXLA page.



Bedtime Books

Great reads before bedtime! These titles are all available eBooks.



Best Friends Forever

These best friend reads can be checked out as eBooks!



Best Westerns

These novels are considered some of the best the Western genre has to offer. 



Boarding School

Would you make the grade or transfer? Check these eBooks out on Axis360.



Books That Rock

Read the book, make a playlist.



Contemporary Romance

Fall in love along with these modern-day characters as they struggle toward their happily-ever-after. 



Cuentos De 5 Minutos

Todos los títulos están disponibles en  Hoopla.



Early Readers: Beginner Chapter Books

Beginner chapter books are great for early readers. Check these titles out on Axis360.



Fantasy

Escape into a new reality with a fantastic adult fantasy book.



Fantasy & Magic Chapter Books

Children's chapter books on Hoopla and Axis360.



Graphic Novels

Let pictures tell a story with one of these great graphic novels. Also check out our digital collections on Hoopla and Overdrive.



Historical Romance

From Regency marriages of convenience to Civil-War era opponents, these novels show love triumphing over circumstances.



Let's Learn Spanish!

Learn Spanish with these reads on Hoopla.



Love & Travel

Did these books make you fall in love or wanderlust?



Popcorn Reads

Read the book and then watch the movie to see which one you prefer.



Reading the Rainbow

Are you in love or just friends with these reads?



Science Fiction Reads

From classics to recent favorites, these stories set in space or on other worlds will expand your horizons. 



STEAM Books for Kids

Kids can explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math with these eBooks available on Overdrive, Hoopla, and Axis360. 



Sweet & Salty Reads

The picks are just right; not too sweet, not too salty.



Tween: Get Graphic

Check these graphic novels off your To Be Read list. Books for grades 6-8. 



Tween: Get Graphic

Check these graphic novels off your To Be Read list. Books for grades 6-8. 



Tween: Hello Summer

Say a big hello to summer with these breezy reads. Books for grades 6-8.



Tween: Hello Summer

Say a big hello to summer with these breezy reads. Books for grades 6-8.



Zombies

Keep these books undead, not unread.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



Novels Set in Texas

A wide-ranging selection of books set in different time periods and places in Texas



Texas Nonfiction

Learn more about the great state of Texas through these histories and memoirs that capture the unique Lone Star spirit. 



eBooks

Explore our digital collections and try a popular ebook from Hoopla, Axis360 or Overdrive.



Digital Audiobooks

Listen to a great story with one of these popular digital audiobooks available from Hoopla, Axis360, or Overdrive. 



Fairytale Retellings

Stories for adults adapted from classic fairytale themes.



Movies on Kanopy

Watch these great independent films on Kanopy with your IPL card: irving.kanopystreaming.com



Sherlock Lives

Further adventures of Sherlock Holmes and company, based on the enduring works of Arthur Conan Doyle.



Sherlock Reimagined

These novels pay homage to the timeless Sherlock Holmes by recasting and tweaking the iconic character.



Sherlock and Women

Ladies, Ladies. Adventures of the women in the life of Sherlock Holmes. 





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