Spotlight on Diverse Books
We are going to be using this space to highlight diverse books!
January 19, 2022
The Seed of Compassion by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, illustrations by Bao Luu
One of today's most inspiring world leaders was once an ordinary child named Lhamo Thondup. In a small village in Tibet, his mother was his first great teacher of compassion. In everyday moments from his childhood, young readers begin to see that important lessons are all around us, and that they, too, can grow to truly understand them.
January 17, 2022
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day:
All Because You Matter by Tami Charles, illustrations by Bryan Collier
A lyrical, heart-lifting love letter to Black and Brown children everywhere reminds them how much they matter, that they have always mattered and they always will.
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.