Spotlight on Diverse Books
We are going to be using this space to highlight diverse books!
October 19, 2020
Not So Different by Shane Burcaw, photographs by Matt Carr
A picture book answering the questions young children ask Shane Burcaw about his wheelchair and life with Spinal Muscular Atrophy with equal parts optimism, humor, and empathy.
October 14, 2020
The Gauntlet by Karuna Riazi
In this exciting adventure story, twelve-year-old Farah and her two best friends get sucked into a mechanical board game called The Gauntlet of Blood and Sand. They know it's up to them to defeat the game's diabolical architect in order to save themselves and those who are trapped inside, including her baby brother Ahmed. Can they figure out how in time?
Previous Spotlight on Diverse Books Selections
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.