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Useful Resources

The following resources are designed to help parents and educators find appropriate books for children and young adults to read. These resources contain book reviews, lists, series info, author interviews, reading strategies, and much more. Please note that the books found on these sites are not always available in the library's collection.

AR BookFinder

Find books that are part of the Accelerated Reader program.


Find appropriate books based on Lexile reading level. Grade level can also be used to find books.

Common Sense Media

Reviews and recommendations for children's books based on age, maturity, and overall quality. A great resource for parents in search of safe and appropriate books for their kids.

Goodreads Kids/YA Lists

User-rated lists of best children's and young adults books by category.

The Children's Book Review

In-depth reviews, lists, and author interviews designed for parents and teachers.

Children's Book Sequels

Another resource to find series and sequel information for kids books.

Capitol Choices

Book recommendations for kids and teens selected by librarians, teachers, authors, and experts.

Reading Rockets

Book reviews and lists along with strategies to teach reading. Designed for parents and educators.

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