Staff Book Lists by Find it list childrens:

Lists of recommended books for various occasions and audiences: — Adult, Young Adult, or Childrens.

You can also request a personalized list of Childrens or Young Adult and Adult selections prepared by JMRL staff.


  1. bear finds eggs by Wilson, Karma,
  2. i spy under the sea by Gibbs, Edward.
    Children's Adventure At Your Library-Summer 2024 Ocean Adventure
    Picture books and chapter books that help complete the Ocean Adventure Summer Reading Challenge.

  3. bad bye good bye by Underwood, Deborah.
  4. smokejumpers one to ten by Demarest, Chris L.
    Smokey Bear's Reading List
    Celebrate Smokey Bear's 80th birthday by participating in the Smokey Bear Reading Challenge at JMRL! Visit jmrl.org/challenges to learn more.

  5. m is for melanin a celebration of the black child by Rose, Tiffany,
  6. big by Harrison, Vashti,
    Youth Media Awards 2024
    Each year the American Library Association (ALA) honors books, videos, and other outstanding materials for children and teens. The ALA Youth Media Awards, including the prestigious Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and Coretta Scott King Book Awards, are selected by committees composed of librarians and other literature and media experts. The awards encourage original and creative work in the field of children’s and young adult literature and media.

  7. icefall by Kirby, Matthew J., 1976-
  8. memory string by Bunting, Eve, 1928-
    Helping Children Handle Grief
    Grief bibliography from Hospice of the Piedmont

  9. pippi longstocking by Lindgren, Astrid, 1907-2002.
  10. ancestor approved intertribal stories for kids by
  11. Celebrate Native American Heritage - Picture Books
    Picture books that celebrate Native stories

  12. fred stays with me by Coffelt, Nancy.
    Divorce and Separation
    Children's and Teen books about divorce and separation

  13. just harriet by Arnold, Elana K.
    Mysteries Grades 2-3
    Chapter mysteries for younger readers.

  14. amy wu and the perfect bao by Zhang, Kat, 1991-
  15. you are my happy by Kotb, Hoda, 1964-
    Mindfulness For Kids
    Practicing Mindfulness helps children to notice the positives and get a perspective on the negatives. This assists in developing a sense of appreciation, gratitude and contentment.

  16. mrs piggle wiggle by MacDonald, Betty Bard.
    Kids book club recommendations
    JMRL Bookaroos and Book Bites book group members love and recommend these books!

  17. federico and the wolf by Gomez, Rebecca J.
  18. minty a story of young harriet tubman by Schroeder, Alan.
    #1000BlackGirlBooks - Children
    https://grassrootscommunityfoundation.org/1000-black-girl-books-resource-guide/

  19. box henry brown mails himself to freedom by Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956-
  20. quickest kid in clarksville by Miller, Pat Zietlow.
  21. palm of my heart poetry by african american children by
  22. what do you do with a voice like that the story of extraordinary congresswoman barbara jordan by Barton, Chris.
  23. story of civil rights by Mara, Wil.
  24. 8 an animal alphabet by Cooper, Elisha.
    ABC: Read with Me!
    Fun alphabet books to share.

  25. alma y como obtuvo su nombre by Martinez-Neal, Juana.
    A-Z : A Picture Book for Every Letter
    26 Picture Books that start with each letter of the alphabet! A fun way to find new-to-you books.

  26. when sophie gets angry really really angry by Bang, Molly.
    Feelings: Shelf-Help for Littles
    Books about feelings for young children.

  27. dinosaurs by Gibbons, Gail.
  28. all are welcome by Penfold, Alexandra.
  29. skeleton hiccups by Cuyler, Margery.
  30. book scavenger by Bertman, Jennifer Chambliss.
    Mysteries Grades 4-6
    Chapter mysteries for older readers.

  31. when mischief came to town by Nannestad, Katrina.
  32. booked by Alexander, Kwame.
  33. marwan s journey by Arias, Patricia de.
    Immigrants & Refugees (Younger Readers)
    Picture Books starring immigrant and refugee travelers around the world.

  34. i lived on butterfly hill by Agosín, Marjorie.
    Immigrants & Refugees (Older Readers)
    Books starring immigrants and refugees in their travels across the world.

  35. el deafo by Bell, Cece.
    Chapter Stories About People with Disabilities
    Chapter books starring characters with disabilities.

  36. parts by Arnold, Tedd.
    Funny Picture Books to make you LOL
    Favorite funny picture books chosen by Central Children's Staff

  37. when you look out the window how phyllis lyon and del martin built a community by Pitman, Gayle E.
    Celebrating Pride (Older Readers)
    LGBTQ+ themed books for older readers

  38. my princess boy a mom s story about a young boy who loves to dress up by Kilodavis, Cheryl.
    Celebrating Pride (Younger Readers)
    LGBTQ+ themed books for younger readers

  39. off away by Atkinson, Cale.
    Black American Picture Books
    Picture books featuring Black American characters and stories

  40. get out of my bath by Teckentrup, Britta.
    Books for Babies & Toddlers
    Board and picture books for babies and toddlers

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