Aalfs Downtown Library
529 Pierce Street
Monday – Wednesday 9am – 8pm
Thursday – Saturday 9am – 5pm
Sunday (Sept. thru May) 1pm – 5pm

Morningside Branch Library
4005 Morningside Avenue
Monday – Wednesday 10am – 6pm
Thursday – Friday 10am – 5pm
Saturday 9am – 5pm

Perry Creek Branch Library
(Lower B, Plaza Professional Center)
2912 Hamilton Boulevard
Monday – Friday 10:30am – 5:30pm

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Reading Lists for Kids & Teens

Our librarians recommend these good reads.

Sometimes it can be overwhelming to choose which books contain age-appropriate content while challenging young people and helping them grow as readers. We put together these recommended lists of books by theme or grade level. Stop at the Information Desk for personal recommendations from Library staff.


Books About Worry and Anxiety

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Read-alikes

Suggested reading for Kindergarten and 1st Grade

Suggested reading for 2nd Grade

Suggested reading for 3rd Grade

Suggested reading for 4th Grade

Suggested reading for 5th Grade

Suggested reading for 6th Grade


The Hunger Games Read-alikes

The Fault in Our Stars Read-alikes

Books about Subcultures, Hackers, and Dystopias