Recommended Reading for Grades K - 8

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Award Winners 2016

The Newbery Award winner is Last Stop on Market Street / words by Matt de la Peña ; pictures by Christian Robinson


The Caldecott Award winner is Finding Winnie : The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear / by Lindsay Mattick ; illustrated by Sophie Blackall  


The Coretta Scott King Award winner is Gone Crazy in Alabama by Rita Williams-Garcia


See a list of book and media award winners for 2016. Search the library catalog for Newbery Award winners and Caldecott Award winners from the past.


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Downloads & Streaming

Access ebooks, audiobooks, stream music and read magazines. Download (or stream), listen or read on your computer, ereader, smart phone or tablet.


Overdrive For Kids

Read or listen to children's books. Check out up to 7 at a time from our expanded collection.


National Geographi Virtual Library

Read National Geographic magazines online from 1888 to today.

Flipster Magazines

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


eLibrary for Kids

Online information, library-approved!

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



Discover & Go
Spend the day gliding through an art museum, learning more about science, observing animals or playing pinball on a vintage pinball machine! Discover & Go provides Berkeley Public Library card holders (adult and senior cards only) access to free passes to amazing venues throughout the Bay Area.

Reading Recommendations for Kids


Find your next favorite book! Search by reading level, genre, topic, read-alikes and more.


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