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Booklists for Pre-Readers

Booklists for Elementary Students

Booklists for Middle School Students

Booklists for High School Students

Adult Booklists


Booklists for Pre-Readers

UDPL Staff Recommendations for Pre-Readers – Ages Birth – 5 years – This list of recommendations was created by UDPL librarians Jessica Richmond & Jennifer Roberts.

ALSC Summer Reading List – Preschool – Ages 18months – 5  years – This list is provided by the American Library Association.

Reading List for Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers – Ages Birth – 5 years – This list is provided by the Brooklyn Public Library.

Reading Rockets Summer Reading Guide – Ages Birth – 5 years – This list is provided by the Reading Rockets National Reading Initiative.

School Library Journal Early Childhood Reading List -Ages Birth – 5 years – This list is provided by School Library Journal.


Elementary Booklists

UDSD K-5 Summer Learning Activities – Grades K-5 – This list is provided by the Upper Dublin School District.

MCIU Elementary Reading Olympics – Grades 4-6 – This list is provided by the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit. 

ALSC 2021 Summer Reading List – Early Elementary – Grades K-2 – This list is provided by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association. Full-color version coming soon!

ALSC 2021 Summer Reading List – Grades 3-5 – Grades 3-5 – This list is provided by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association. Full-color version coming soon!

Summer Podcast Playlist: Tails & Tales – Elementary – Grades K-5 – This list comes from School Library Journal’s News and Features.

School Library Journal Chapter Books – Elementary – Grades K-5 – This list is provided by School Library Journal


Middle School Booklists

UDSD One Community, One Theme Summer Reading – Grades 6-8 – This list is provided by the Upper Dublin School District.

SRMS 2021 Summer Reading Suggestions – Grades 6-8 – This list is provided by the Upper Dublin School District.

MCIU Middle School Reading Olympics List – Grades 6-8 – This list is provided by the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit. 

ALSC 2021 Summer Reading List– Middle School – Grades 6-8 – This list is provided by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association. Full-color version coming soon!

Summer Podcast Playlist: Tails & Tales – Middle School – Grades 6-8 – This list comes from School Library Journal’s News and Features.

School Library Journal Middle Grade Books – Grades 4-8 – This list is provided by School Library Journal.


High School Booklists

Tails & Tales 2021 Teen Summer Reading List – Grades 6-12 – Featuring books based on the Tails & Tales theme.

UDSD One Community, One Theme Summer Reading – Grades 9-12 – This list is provided by the Upper Dublin School District. 

UDHS 2021 Summer Reading Suggestions – Grades 9-12  – This list is provided by the Upper Dublin School District.

MCIU High School Reading Olympics 2022 – Grades 9-12 – This list is provided by the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit. 

Epic Reads – Grades 9-12 – Many YA book recommendations. This website is provided by HarperCollins publishers.

Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) Teen Book Finder Database – Grades 9-12 – Search 4,000+ books, audiobooks, and films from YALSA’s book awards and book lists.

2021 Teens’ Top Ten Nominees (YALSA) – Grades 9-12 – These are the nominees for the Teens’ Top Ten, a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year. 

The Ultimate YA Summer Reading List – Grades 9-12 – This list is provided by Brightly, a division of Penguin Random House Publishing.

YA Nonfiction e-books

Nonfiction on Overdrive & Hoopla

Biography on Overdrive & Hoopla

YA Fiction e-books

Popular Fiction on Overdrive & Hoopla

Fantasy on Overdrive & Hoopla

Science Fiction on Overdrive & Hoopla

Mystery/Thriller on Overdrive & Hoopla

Romance on Overdrive & Hoopla

Graphic Novels on Hoopla – Superhero Comics, Popular Comics for Teens


Adult Booklists

Tails & Tales 2021 Adult Summer Reading List – Featuring books based on the Tails & Tales theme.

Summer Reads 2021Publisher’s Weekly book review editors pick their top books of the summer.

55 of the Most Anticipated Books of 2021 – A mix of fiction, non-fiction and biographies. Provided by Oprah Daily.

Kirkus Reviews Book Lists – A variety of book lists, constantly updated from professional book reviewers at Kirkus Reviews.

Find a Good Book  – More websites to browse recommended books

Adult Nonfiction e-books

Nonfiction on Overdrive & Hoopla

Biography Overdrive & Hoopla

Adult Fiction e-books

Popular Fiction on Overdrive & Hoopla

Historical Fiction on Overdrive & Hoopla

Fantasy on Overdrive & Hoopla

Science Fiction on Overdrive & Hoopla

Mystery/Thriller on Overdrive & Hoopla

Romance on Overdrive & Hoopla

Graphic Novels on Hoopla – Comics for Newbies, Essential Graphic Novels