Books for Kids

Books for Young Children

Booklists for Grades K - 8

Kindergarten  •   First grade  • Second grade [pdf]

Third grade  •  Fourth grade [pdf

Fifth grade • Sixth grade  • Seventh grade  • Eighth grade

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Lists from Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD)

Leveled summer reading lists for grades K-5 can be found on the BUSD Library Services page.

Award Winners

Complete list of ALA 2016 award winners

Newbery Medal
American Library Association's award for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children
Caldecott Medal
American Library Association's award for the most distinguished American picture book for children
Sibert Medal
American Library Association's award for the most distinguished informational book published for children
Coretta Scott King Book Award
American Library Association's award for outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values

Novelist K-8 Lists*

Books by Latin@ American authors for younger readers (age 0-8)

Books by African American authors for younger readers (age 0-8)

Books by African American authors for readers age 9-13

Books with diverse characters for readers age 8-13

*Must have a Berkeley Public Library card to access from home