Reading Lists

We have a variety of booklists to help you in selecting appropriate materials, but please do not hesitate to ask our friendly children's staff for help.

Award Winners

The Caldecott Award goes to the illustrator of the most distinguished picture book for children published in the United States..

The Newbery Award goes to the most distinguished contribution to literature for children published in the United States.


  • California Department of Education
    Lists recently revised recommended reading list for kids from kindergarten to grade 12. All titles have been annotated. A unique feature allowing titles to be retrieved by grade level, language, culture, genre, and awards is especially nice.
  • California Reading List (CRL) 
    Based on your child's score on the (CAT/6) California Achievement Test, a specific list has been designed as appropriate for him or her in terms of reading difficulty and interest level.
  • Burbank Unified School District's "BIG READ" summer reading suggestions for middle school. Look here by Author or Title.
  • Accelerated Reader books can be found at

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