Reading Lists

Need to find one of the East Penn reading lists? Award winners? Girly Girl, Big Boy or Favorite picture book lists? You've found the right place!


Library and School Lists, Award Lists, Suggested Reading Lists


Library and School Lists:

Accelerated Reader- The Accelerated Reader program identifies books according to reading level and difficulty. Lists are currently unavailable on East Penn Schools' pages. Contact your child's school for more information.

Girly Girl Picture Books- Pink, princesses, dancing and feathers! All things girly!! The most up-to-date version of the list found on the turnstile in the Children's Area of the library! Rev. 10/31/11

Big Boy Picture Books- Dinosaurs, trains, trucks and all things dirty!! The most up-to-date version of the list found on the turnstile in the Children's Area of the library! Rev. 10/31/11

Favorite Picture Books- The classics... Goodnight Moon, Eric Carle, LML Storytime favorites and more! The most up-to-date version of the list found on the turnstile in the Children's Area of the library! Rev. 4/22/08

Safety Topics Booklist- A booklist covering safety topics ranging from stranger danger, safety on roads, at home, in the water, on the internet and more. Developed to assist Lower Macungie Township Safety Town program Rev. 6/10/09


Award Lists:

ALA Book Media Award Recipients- Complete listing of annual book and media awards administered by the American Library Association and its divisions, with links to lists of medal winners and honor books to the present year. These awards include the Caldecott, Newbery, Printz, Alex and Geisel Awards, the most well-known in children's and young adult publishing.

Caldecott Medal- Annual award administered by the Association for Library Service to Children division of ALA to the artist of the most distinguished picture book for children.

Coretta Scott King Award- Given to African American authors and illustrator for outstanding inspirational and educational contributions.

Cybils: Children's and YA Bloggers' Literary Awards 

Database of Award Winning Children's Literature 

Newbery Medal- Annual award administered by the Association for Library Service to Children division of ALA to the most distinguished contribution to literature for children.

Notable Children's Book List- Association for Library Service to Children's Notable Children's Book Lists. "The Best of the Best" according to the world's largest association dedicated to the support and enhancement of library service to children.

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award- The American Library Association's Theodor Seuss Geisel Award is given annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States during the preceding year. The winner(s) is recognized for their literary and artistic achievements that demonstrate creativity and imagination to engage children in reading.


Suggested Reading Lists:

Children's Book Council Reading List- Links to reading lists on a broad range of topics from elections and social studies, to kids' choices, building a home library and teddy bears. Maintained by Children's Book Council.

Jon Scieszka's Guy Reads- Jon Scieszka, author of Stinky Cheese Man and the Time Warp Trio, whose website focuses on boys and literacy. Scieszka was the Library of Congress' first National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, serving 2008-2009.

New York Public Library Recommended Reading Lists  

Oprah's Books: Kids Reading List 

Seattle Public Library's Children's Reading Lists
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