Books for Youth

We're here to help families raise readers. Below you'll find links to our youth collections from our catalog and other great reading resources and sites!

NEW Summer Spotlight 2022 Reading Lists!

  1. Early & Emerging Readers
  2. Elementary Readers
  3. Teen Readers

Who is an Early & Emerging Reader?

An early & emerging reader (PreK - 2nd grade) is beginning to learn how to read independently with assistance from an adult. They are developing Early Reading Skills like:

  • Phonemic Awareness - memorizing alphabet letters by sight and sound, and applying that knowledge to sound out new words
  • Recognizing Sight Words - memorizing simple, high-frequency words by sight without needing to sound them out (examples: the, and, they, no, yes)
  • Fluency - reading smoothly and with expression, with some pauses to identify words
  • Basic Vocabulary - absorbing common words and using them in sentences
  • Comprehension - understanding the gist of what they read and recalling 2-3 important details  

Resources in Our Collection

Reading Recommendation Tools & Sites