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100 Books to Read in Kindergarten

Children's Books We Know By Heart

Story Time Hits

First Fiction: Chapter Books to Read On Your Own

Books for Boys: When they don't know what they like (Grades 5-7)

Children's Books by First Nations Authors

Celebrate Diversity: Picture Books

Celebrate Diversity: Chapter Books

Immigrant & Refugee Experiences in Children's Books

Megan's Family Read-Alouds

Megan's Middle-Grade Mysteries

Multicultural Picture Books for Ages 3-5

LGBTQ+ Picture Books


Check out our booklists for parents here!



Childcare providers and early childhood educators may check out our Storytime Kits, which contain books and other materials related to a theme. For a full list of our storytime kits, click here.



Association for Library Service to Children : Includes the Newbery Medal, Caldecott Medal, and many more.

Young Reader’s Choice Awards – Pacific Northwest Library Association: This award is voted on by children and young adults of the Pacific Northwest.

BC Book Prizes : Awards for books written by British Columbia authors.

Canadian Children's Book Centre : Includes awards for historical fiction for children, picture books, and more.

Governor General's Awards - English

Governor General's Awards - French

Red Cedar Awards : A young reader's choice award, voted on by children and youth in BC.

CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Children's Book Awards



Dr. Seuss’s Seussville!: Games, contests, events, and fun, all relating to your favourite Dr. Seuss books and characters.

Eric Carle Web Site: Find out about the author and his books, upcoming events and new books or send a message to Eric Carle.

International Children's Digital Library: Read books online in a variety of languages.

Magic School Bus: Try the activity lab, look in the Kids’ Art Gallery and see what’s up with the wacky Ms. Frizzle and her class.

Starfall Interactive Learn-to-read: This is a colourful and fun site where kids will play while they learn phonetically. Word groups, pronunciation help, read-alongs and lots of game-style learning!

TumbleBook Library: read stories and listen to audio books, all on your computer! [Login Requirements: library card & PIN]