Spotlight on Diverse Books
We are going to be using this space to highlight diverse books!
April 21, 2021
In honor of Earth Day, National Poetry Month, and National Arab American Heritage Month:
Cast Away: poems for our time by Naomi Shihab Nye
In this collection of poems, the author delves into mountains of trash to illuminate essential truths and tell a story about what we carry and what we cast away.
April 19, 2021
Bilal Cooks Daal by Aisha Saeed, illustrations by Anoosha Syed
Bilal and his father invite his friends to help make his favorite dish, daal, then all must wait patiently for it to be done.
Previous Spotlight on Diverse Books Selections
As we put together lists of diverse books, we will add them to this section.
The following lists are chapter books recommended by our librarians. The lists are organized by genre (mystery, humor, fantasy, etc.) and are separated into two groups: 1st to 3rd grades and 4th to 6th grades.
Guided Reading Level List
If you child is given a reading level from the Fountas and Pinnell system (typically a level ranging from A to Z), check the list below to see what titles we have corresponding to each level.
At the library, we have print copies of the lists available that also include what section you can find the titles in at our library. Click here to view the Reading Olympics lists for Montgomery County online.
The Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC) bestows honors and awards on numerous books for children and young adults each year. Click here to see the winners.
Notable Books and More
Each year, the Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC) also provides a list of the Notable Children's Books, Recordings, and Digital Media. Click here to see these lists.