Children's services | reading time


Kids who read beat summer slide!

Check out these websites for great tips and reading lists.

Reading Rockets for parents

RIF - Summer reading resources

Scholastic - Three ways to prevent summer slide

Start with a book

Summer reading -

Visit our Pinterest boards for more resources and reading suggestions. Boards include: Toddler Time, Preschool Story hour, kids books about books, favorite dragon books, favorite audios. series we love and more.


Borrow a backpack loaded with fun stuff...
great for car trips, and babysitters too!

Family literacy & math bags can be borrowed
for 3 weeks.

More info here






Great Reads & Sites




Eric Carle

Denise Fleming

John Butler

Sandra Boynton

Picture Books (Older Readers)

2nd grade - 4th grade

Patricia Polacco

Chris Van Allsburg

Magic School Bus


Want to know what to read next?
Check these out....

Kids Reads

Read Kiddo Read

Guys Read



Picture Books

Preschool-3rd grade

Jan Brett

Mo Willems

Fancy Nancy World

Laura Numeroff


Popular Series (Older Readers)

3rd grade +

39 Clues

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Mysterious Benedict Society

Lemony Snicket

Rick Riordan & Percy Jackson

J.K. Rowling & Harry Potter

Looking for interesting websites? Check this out…

ALA's Great Sites for Kids



Early Chapter Books

Kindergarten - 2nd grade

Junie B. Jones

Cam Jansen

Fly Guy

Graphic Novels


Lunch Lady


Children's Book Awards

Caldecott Medal

Coretta Scott King Award

Geisel Award

Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal

Newbery Medal

Nutmeg Book Award

Odyssey Award

Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal

Popular Series (Younger Readers)

1st grade - 4th grade

Magic Tree House

Boxcar Children

Hank Zipzer

Dav Pilkey & Captain Underpants

Geronimo Stilton


Shel Silverstein

Jack Prelutsky

Joyce Sidman


Don’t forget to check out our new kits (children’s books and CDs), Playaways, and audiobooks in the Children’s Department. They are great fun to listen to while driving on family vacations in the summer. Here is a great article on the benefits of listening to audiobooks.

Reading Rockets



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