Kids books, music and more

This section links to lists of books and more for:
Kids of all ages
Younger kids

Older kids

Kids of all ages

Kids staff picks
Browse our monthly lists of highly recommended new titles.

Children's magazines
Browse a list of the children's print magazines to which BPL subscribes.

If you like...
Have you read every book in your favourite series? Browse our 'If you like...' lists and find your next great read.

Let's talk about...
The titles on these lists can help kids face a variety of new and often difficult situations and explore challenging issues.

Books made into movies

Children's novels and picture books that have been made into feature films.

Study guides and textbooks

Curriculum-related study guides and textbooks for Grades 1 to 7.


Children's books that have stood the test of time.

Short stories and books to read aloud in one session and longer books to share over several days or weeks.

LGBTQ Books for Younger Children and LGBTQ Books for Parents and Older Children
Celebrate diversity with pride with these two booklists.

Celebrate National Aboriginal Day
Books for all ages from and about Canada's First Nations

First Nations resources for teachers
Resources to help integrate a First Nations perspective into the classroom. Updated April 3rd, 2018

Younger kids

Newborn to age 5
Books with sturdy pages for babies or toddlers and stories with lots of pictures for pre-readers.

Learning to read
These lists group 'easy readers' by five steps from emergent through newly independent readers.

First chapter books

Short chapter books written at a Grade 2 or 3 level; the next step beyond Easy Readers.

Older kids

Grades 4 and 5
Shorter novels of adventure, fantasy, humour, mystery, and more to please younger intermediate-grade readers.

Grades 6 and 7

Longer, more advanced novels grouped by a variety of genres that appeal to older intermediate-grade readers.

Red Cedar Award

Fiction and information award nominees. Learn about this BC young reader's choice award.

Young Reader's Choice Award
Junior, intermediate and senior division nominees. Learn about this Pacific Northwest young reader's choice award.


Early childhood education
Thematic storytime kits and seasonal felt story kits for loan to holders of BPL group loan cards. ECE resources for curriculum and circle time planning.

Parenting resources
Selected resources about child development, health, raising bilinugal children, and more.

Grandparenting resources
Selected resources about grandparenting, including grandparents raising grandchildren.

Cross-cultural understanding
Selected books about appreciating cultural differences, improving communication, creating inclusive services and communities, and exploring cultural diversity in the classroom.

First Nations Resources for Teachers
Selected books and weblinks on a variety of topics written or produced by First Nations publishers and authors (or other select creators) to help ensure inclusion of First Nations culture and identity in all areas of the curriculum.

Teacher-Librarian book talks 2017
Lists of titles promoted by our children's librarians at a meeting with SD41 teachers and teacher-librarians November 2017.