Spotlight on Diverse Books
We are going to be using this space to highlight diverse books!
January 13, 2021
A Wish in the Dark by Christina Soontornvat
Follows a boy on the run and a girl determined to find him in a Thai-inspired fantasy world where all the light comes from one man: the Governor, who saved the city of Chattana after the Great Fire. A dazzling, fast-paced adventure that explores the difference between law and justice, and asks whether one person can shine a light in the dark.
January 11, 2021
Home at Last by Vera B. Williams, illustrated by Chris Raschka
A sweet story about a recently adopted boy who can't fall asleep in his new bed, and how his Daddy Albert and Daddy Rich help him to feel at home.
Previous Spotlight on Diverse Books Selections
As we put together lists of diverse books, we will add them to this section.
The following lists are chapter books recommended by our librarians. The lists are organized by genre (mystery, humor, fantasy, etc.) and are separated into two groups: 1st to 3rd grades and 4th to 6th grades.
Guided Reading Level List
If you child is given a reading level from the Fountas and Pinnell system (typically a level ranging from A to Z), check the list below to see what titles we have corresponding to each level.
At the library, we have print copies of the lists available that also include what section you can find the titles in at our library. Click here to view the Reading Olympics lists for Montgomery County online.
The Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC) bestows honors and awards on numerous books for children and young adults each year. Click here to see the winners.
Notable Books and More
Each year, the Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC) also provides a list of the Notable Children's Books, Recordings, and Digital Media. Click here to see these lists.