Kids books, music and more

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

Older kids
Grown-ups

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Kids of all ages

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

LGBTQ+ books for children of all ages Celebrate diversity with pride with these recommended books.

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.

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

Read-alouds  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
Here are some great titles 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

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.

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.

Grown-ups

Indigenous peoples resources for teachers 
Resources to help integrate a 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.

Teacher-Librarian book talks 2018
Lists of titles promoted by our children's librarians at a meeting with SD41 teachers and teacher-librarians November 2018.