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Great Books and Authors

Great Books and Authors

Summer Reading ListseBooks & Audiobooks  | Recommended Books  | Favorite Series | Favorite Authors | Preschool Favorites 

Summer Reading Lists

We have received summer reading lists from many Camden County schools.  See them here.

eBooks and Audiobooks

TumblebooksTumblebooks
An online collection of animated, talking picture books.  Read along as the books are read aloud.   Includes storybooks, puzzles and games and full-length children's audiobooks.

Check out an ebook or audiobook from our Overdrive or Hoopla collection.
Go to the Kids eReading Room


We have a playlist on YouTube filled with great stories!


Recommended Books

Get book recommendations using the database Novelist K-8.  Tell it what kind of books you like, and it will recommend others that you will also enjoy!  Novelist K-8

The 100 Best Children's Books of All Time
A compilation from Time 

100 Kid Books that Shaped the 20th Century
From School Library Journal

Fun Books for Ages 7 - 10

Mensa for Kid's Excellence in Reading Program

Library Newsletters

The library sends out monthly newsletters with recommendations for Kids and Tween Books and Picture Books. Click on a book jacket to see the latest newsletter.

Books for Kids and Tweens

 

 

Picture Books

 

See past Kids and Tween Book Recommendation Newsletters

See past Picture Book Recommendation Newsletters

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Favorite Series 

Allie FinkleAllie Finkle's Rules for Girls
https://megcabot.com/series/allie-finkle/
Find in the Kids' Catalog

American Girl
https://play.americangirl.com/
Find in the Kids' Catalog

Artemis Fowl
http://www.artemisfowl.com/
Find in the Kids' Catalog

Baby-Sitters’ Club
http://www.scholastic.com/annmartin/bsc/
Find in the Kids' Catalog

Captain Underpants
http://www.scholastic.com/captainunderpants/home.htm
Find in the Kids' Catalog

Diary of a Wimpy KidDiary of a Wimpy Kid
http://www.wimpykid.com/
Find in the Kids' Catalog

Goosebumps
http://www.scholastic.com/Goosebumps/
Find in the Kids' Catalog

Harry Potter: Wizarding World
https://www.wizardingworld.com/ 
Find in the Kids' Catalog

Ivy & Bean
http://anniebarrows.com/kids-home/ivy-bean/
Find in the Kids' Catalog

Lemony Snicket
http://www.lemonysnicket.com/
Find in the Kids' Catalog

Magic Tree House
https://www.magictreehouse.com/
Find in the Kids' Catalog

The Mysterious Benedict Society
http://www.mysteriousbenedictsociety.com/
Find in the Kids' Catalog

Percy Jackson & the Olympians
http://www.percyjacksonbooks.com/
Find in the Kids' Catalog

Princess in Black
https://www.princessinblack.com/
Find in Kids' Catalog

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Favorite Authors 

Ludwig Bemelmans
http://www.madeline.com/
Enjoy the fun of getting to know the creator and his books about Madeline.
Find in the Kids' Catalog

Judy Blume
http://www.judyblume.com
Author of the Fudge books, Freckle Juice and much more.
Find in the Kids' Catalog

Jan Brett
http://www.janbrett.com/
You’ll find everything from trolls to armadillos on this author/illustrator’s page. She has created The Mitten, That Hat, Armadillo Rodeo, The Trouble with Trolls, and Berlioz the Bear.
Find in the Kids' Catalog

Beverly Cleary
http://www.beverlycleary.com
Learn all about this author and find out more about Ramona and the many other characters from her books. Then take a quiz to see how well you know them!
Find in the Kids' Catalog

MatildaRoald Dahl 
http://www.roalddahl.com
The author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and Fantastic Mr. Fox.
Find in the Kids' Catalog

Kevin Henkes
http://www.kevinhenkes.com/ 
The site includes descriptions of all his books, biographies of all his mouse characters, and biographical information.
Find in the Kids' Catalog

Captain UnderpantsDav Pilkey
http://www.pilkey.com/
Author and illustrator Dav Pilkey, writer of Captain Underpants, The Paperboy, Kat Kong, and Dogzilla.
Find in the Kids' Catalog

Megan Whalen Turner
http://meganwhalenturner.org/
Includes reviews and analysis of this author’s Newbery Honor winning book The Thief and its sequels.
Find in the Kids' Catalog

Rosemary Wells
http://www.rosemarywells.com/ 
Author of the Max, Ruby and Yoko books, and more.
Find in Kids' Catalog

Mo Willems
http://www.mowillems.com/
Author of Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus and much more!
Find in the Kids' Catalog.

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Preschooler Favorites

ArthurArthur:  The World's Most Famous Aardvark 
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/arthur/
Visit Arthur and his family through stories, coloring pages and many other activities.
Find in the Kids' Catalog

Between the Lions
https://nj.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/btl07-ex/
Join Theo. Cleo, Lionel and Leona on their many adventures in reading.

Fancy Nancy
http://www.fancynancyworld.com/
Find in the Kids' Catalog

Dr. Seuss
http://www.randomhouse.com/seussville/
Welcome to Seussville! Games, chat, books on Dr. Seuss books.
Find in the Kids' Catalog

Berenstain BearsBerenstain Bears
http://www.berenstainbears.com/
Play games, learn about the Bear family and read a story.
Find in the Kids' Catalog

PBS Kids
http://pbskids.org/
Takes you to your favorite shows: Arthur, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, Clifford, and more.

Story Place Preschool Library -- also en Español
https://www.storyplace.org/

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