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

Kids of all ages

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

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.

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

Graphic Novels
Recommended graphic novels, including old favourites and award winning new titles. A great way to keep your child reading.

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

Summer Reading Club Booklists
Recommended reads for the summer to go with the yearly summer reading club.

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

Indigenous Peoples Resources for teachers
Resources to help integrate a Indigenous perspective into the classroom. Updated June 1st, 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.

Grown-ups

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