BCL Booklists for Kids

Check out these lists of select titles recommended by Brown County Children’s Librarians. We also publish a list each week in the Green Bay Press-Gazette’s Family Time Section on Sundays. Check back often! Note: all lists are in .pdf format.

ArrrRRR Pirate Books
ABC Books
Adventures (Chapter Books)
Advanced Reads – Chapter Books
Advanced Reads – Teens
Amphibians and Reptiles
Are They for Real? Books about Make-Believe Creatures
Around the World/Travel
Around Town/Community Helpers
Art, Music, Film and Dance Chapter Books
Autism Resources
Autism Spectrum Disorder

Back 2 School Picture Books
Bedtime Books
Beginning Chapter Books
Believe in Magic Chapter Books
Best Books for Giving
Best of the Best 2019
Best of the Best 2020
Best of the Beginning Readers
Bilingual Picture Books
Bird-y Books
Black History
Books About Books
Books to Count On
Books to Screen
Bugs and Insects

Cats and Dogs (Chapter Books)
Celebrate Art
Colors and Shapes
Construction and Transportation
Cowboys and Cowgirls

Dads and Grandpas
Death and Grief
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Read Alikes
Dragons, Knights and Castles: Picture Books and Beginning Readers
Dragons, Knights and Castles Part 2: Chapter Books and Non-Fiction

Eco Reads

Fairs and Circuses
Fairies, Mermaids and Princesses
Fairy Tales Retold
Fall into Fall Books
Fashionable Reads (Chapter Books)
Feelings and Emotions
Five Senses
Food Allergies
Fostering Early Literacy

Genuine Scares…Boo!
Get Growing
Girl Power
Good Character
Good Humor

Harry Potter Read Alikes
Hats Off to Fashion: Picture Books about Dress-up, Costumes, Disguises, and Accessories
Holiday Reads
Homeschooling Resources 2020
Houses and Homes

Indigenous People
Into the Woods
Inventions and Progress

Jungle and Rainforest


Latinx/Hispanic Authors
Laugh Out Loud
Letters and Diaries
LGBTQ+ Chapter Books
LGBTQ+ Picture Books

Magic Spells and Wishes
Manners & Magic Words
Mice and Friends
Middle School Tales
Military Kids and Families
Moms and Grandmas
Money Smart Kids
Monster Mash
More Beginning Chapter Books
Mothers and Grandmothers

New Baby
Noisy Reads
Not-Too-Scary Chapter Books
Novels in Verse
Nursery Rhyme Time

On the Farm
Our Earth – Green Living

Parent/Teacher Back to School
Participation Stories
Percy Jackson Read-Alikes
Pets Galore
Picture Book Adventures
Picture Books for Elementary School Kids
Picture Puzzles
Pink, Princess-y and Ballerina Books
Play! to Learn, Learn to Play
Poetry for Children
Pony Tales
Potty Training 2019
Preschool Picks


Race and Racism
Rad Reads for Younger Boys
Royal Read-Alouds: Fairytales and Folktales
Rhyming Read-Alouds

Scary Reads for Teens
Science Experiments and Projects
Science Fiction
School Days
Send a Letter, Start a Diary
Set-In-School (Chapter Books for grades 4-8)
Set-In-Summer (Chapter Books) Updated for 2016!
Sibling Stories  (Picture Books)
Sibling Stories (Chapter Books)
Signs of Spring
Squeaky Clean
Stressful Times
Summery Picture Books
Superheroes and Ninjas

Tall Tales
Toddler Time
Travel/Around the World
Tween Boys
Tween Girls
Twists and Surprises

Unplugged Family Fun

Valentine’s Day

A Walk Through the Forest
War Historical Fiction
Wellness 2020
Whatever the Weather
Wild Animals
Winter Sports Spectacular
Wintry Reads
Wisconsin Authors
Wonderfully Weird
Wordless Wonder
Write On!