Recommended Reads for Kids

Books for Grades K - 8

  • Kindergarten [pdf] • 1st grade [pdf]
  • 2nd grade [pdf] • 3rd grade [pdf]
  • 4th grade [pdf] • 5th grade [pdf]
  • 6th grade [pdf]  • 7th grade [pdf]
  • 8th grade [pdf]

More booklists for ages 0-13! 

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A Universe of Stories

READ - There's a universe of stories just waiting for you at Berkeley Public Library. Check out the recommended reads on this page, see what we're suggesting in one of our many newsletters, or visit one of our branches!

Discover & Go
Where will you Discover & Go? Berkeley residents can check here for free and discounted passes.

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Online information, library-approved!

Find newspaper and magazine articles, online encyclopedias and more for your research. Access information anytime!



Downloads & Streaming


  • ebooks & audiobooks on Overdrive
  • ebooks, audiobooks, music and movies on Hoopla
  • movies (including documentaries and instructional videos) on Kanopy

Listen, read, or watch on your computer, e-reader, smart phone, Kindle or tablet. Explore the collection and find your next favorite item to go. 


Read National Geographic magazines online from 1888 to today.

National Geographi Virtual Library


Get instant access to awesome kids' magazines like Ranger Rick, Sports Illustrated for Kids, Ladybug and more.

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