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eBook & eAudio Booklists for Kids

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Picture eBooks

Animals and Nature

Ah Ha by Jeff Mack

A Stone Sat Still by Brendan Wenzel

Hooray for Today! by Brian Won

It's a Tiger! by David LaRochelle

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

 

Classics

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

 

Concepts

Circle by Mac Barnett

Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets by Hena Khan

Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by Eileen Christelow

Green is a Chile Pepper by Roseanne Greenfield Thong

 

Feelings

Grandpa's Stories: A Book of Remembering by Joseph Coelho

Grumpy Monkey by Suzanne Lang

My Heart Fills with Happiness by Monique Gray Smith

Tiny T-Rex and the Impossible Hug by Jonathan Stutzman

 

Funny

Click, Clack, Moo by Doreen Cronin

Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin

The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt

Duck! Rabbit! By Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise by David Ezra Stein

Pete the Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party by James Dean

 

Individuality

A Color of His Own by Leo Lionni

The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson

A Friend for Henry by Jenn Bailey

Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love

 

Multicultural

Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas by Natash Yim

My Papi Has a Motorcycle by Isabel Quintero

Vamos! Let's Go to the Market by Raul the Third

 

Reading

Lola at the Library by Anna McQuinn

Reading Makes You Feel Good by Todd Parr

 

Toddler Tools

Llama Llama Mess, Mess, Mess by Anna Dewdney

Richard Scarry's Best Little Word Book Ever by Richard Scarry

 

Transportation

Diggers Go by Steve Light

Good Night, Little Blue Truck by Alice Shertle

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site by Sherry Dusky Rinker

Katy and the Big Snow by Virginia Lee Burton

Nonfiction eBooks

365 days of Wonder by R.J. Palacio

 

Toddler Tools

Calm-down time by Elizabeth Verdick

Germs are not for sharing by Elizabeth Verdick

 

Animals and Nature

Actual Size by Steve Jenkins

Feathers: Not Just For Flying by Melissa Stewart

A Nest is Noisy by Dianna Hutts Aston and Sylvia Long

Penguins, Penguins, Everywhere!  by Bob Barner

Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt by Kate Messner

Water can be… by Laura Purdie Salas

 

STEAM

The Complete baking book for young chefs from America's Test Kitchen

Rosie Revere’s Big Project Book for Bold Engineers by Andrea Beaty

Triangles by David A. Adler

 

History

Her right foot by Dave Eggers

Kid presidents; by David Stabler

Little leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison

The Very short, entirely true history of mermaids  by Sarah Laskow

We are the change: Words of Inspiration from Civil Rights Leaders  with introduction by Harry Belafonte

 

Biography

Joan Proctor, Dragon Doctor by Patricia Valdez

Malala’s Magic Pencil  by Malala Yousafzai

On a Beam of Light; A Story of Albert Einstein  by Jennifer Berne

Shark lady by Jess Keating

The Vast Wonder of the World: Biologist Ernest Everett Just  by Mélina Mangal

The Watcher: Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps by Jeanette Winter

Chapter eBooks

Animal Stories
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

 

Classics

Holes by Louis Sachar

The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

The Little Prince by Atoine de Saint-Exupéry

Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers

Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

 

Fantasy

The Borrowers by Mary Norton

Fablehaven by Brandon Mull

Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone by J. K. Rowling

Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster, illus. by Jules Feiffer 

The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo, illus. by Timothy Basil Ering 

 

Historical Fiction

P. S. Be Eleven by Rita Williams-Garcia

The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Spears

 

Mystery

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg

Hoot by Carl Hiaasen

Mr. and Mrs. Bunny - Detective Extraordinaire by Polly Horvath

 

Realistic Fiction

Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya

The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall

Wonder by R. J. Palacio

The Year of the Book by Andrea Cheng, illus Abigail Halpin

 

Science Fiction

The Wild Robot by Peter Brown

eAudiobooks

Classics

The Cat in the Hat and other Dr. Seuss Favorites by Dr. Seuss, read by Kelsey Grammer et al.

Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White, read by the author

The Collected Stories of Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne, read by Stephen Fry et al.

Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers, read by Sophie Thompson

 

Fantasy

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill, read by Christina Moore

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling, read by Olly Moss

The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, read by Anthony Jackson et al.

The Indian in the Cupboard, by Lynne Reid Banks, read by the author

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, read by Jesse Bernstein

The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo, read by Graeme Malcolm

 

Historical Fiction

Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis, read by James Avery

Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan, read by Trini Alvarado

Magic Tree House Collection, Books 1-8, by Mary Pope Osborne, read by the author

 

Mystery

A to Z Mysteries, Books A-C by Ron Roy, read by David Pittu

Bunnicula Collection, Books 1-3 by Deborah and James Howe, read by Victor Garber

 

Realistic Fiction

Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo, read by Cherry Jones

Frindle by Andrew Clements, read by Keith Nobbs

Junie B. Jones Collection, Books 1-4 by Barbara Park, read by Lana Quintal

The Mercy Watson Collection, Volume 1 by Kate DiCamillo, read by Ron McLarty

The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall, read by Susan Denaker