Kids books, music and more

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

Older kids

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Kids of all ages

Kids' e-books
Our favourite e-books, in lists by age or grade.

Kids' staff picks
Our monthly lists of recommended new titles.

Let's talk about...
Books that can help kids face new situations or explore challenging issues.

Anti-racist reading for kids and families
Facts and fiction to feed conversations about racism and racial justice.

Indigenous voices for kids
Books by Indigenous creators.

Kids read with Pride
Books that feature LGBTQIA2S+ voices, stories, or both.

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.

Younger kids

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

Welcome to Kindergarten
Great books to share before and during a child's Kindergarten year. 

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

First chapter books & graphic novels

Short chapter books and graphic novels written at a Grade 2 or 3 level, the next step beyond easy readers.

Older kids

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

Grades 6 and 7

Longer, more advanced novels and graphic novels grouped by genres that appeal to older intermediate-grade readers.

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

Recommended graphic novels  
Old favourites and award-winning new titles. A great way to keep your child reading.

For kids who find reading hard or boring
Books we recommend for striving or reluctant readers.


Indigenous peoples resources for teachers 
Resources to help integrate an Indigenous perspective into the classroom.

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.