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This is the place to come if you’re looking for something to get a guy reading. We’ve collected recommendations from teachers, librarians, booksellers, publishers, parents, and guys themselves.  These are the books that guys have said they like.  We’ve gathered and grouped them to make them easier to find.

This is the place to come if you’re looking for something to get a guy reading. We’ve collected recommendations from teachers, librarians, booksellers, publishers, parents, and guys themselves.  These are the books that guys have said they like.  We’ve gathered and grouped them to make them easier to find.

A list of great reading suggestions including notable social studies books, STEM
books, oustanding science books, and diverse kids' books. A motivational message by the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature appears in the “Reading Without Walls” section.

An updated, annual list created by the Association for Library Service to Children (a division of the American Library Association) divided into grade levels, accompanied by summaries.

SLJ's editors selected the best books of 2019.


Classics for Kids
: Another list by the reputable Common Sense Media group listing classic titles not to be missed. Also included are bibliographies such as “50 Books All Kids Should Read Before They’re 12” as well as articles to guide parents including “How to Raise a Reader”.


Summer Reading List: This bibliography is accompanied by book discussion prompts to start meaningful conversations between parent and child. Along with reviews of each title in the “parents say” and “kids say” sections, Common Sense Media also provides lists of best movies, games, apps, websites, tv, etc. to guide parents.

Explore the history, diversity, and culture of New York State in these grade differentiated reading lists designed to spark a student’s interest in the story that is New York.