Books & Reading

books & reading
book recommendations
Award Winners

Children’s book award winners including Newbery, Caldecott, Caudill, and more.

Books By Age, Grade & Interest

Select a booklist by age, grade level, and/or topic. Compiled by our Librarians.

Booklists Grades K-2

Page to Screen

Page to Screen (PDF)
Recent books made into movies.

Book Discussion Collection

A list of book titles in the Youth Book Discussion collection and suggestions for starting your own book discussion group.

Favorite Authors

Visit the websites of favorite authors. Many author websites include interactive games, educator materials, coloring pages, puzzles, quizzes, and more. Here are a few to get you started: Avi, Lynne Reid Banks, Stan and Jan Berenstain, Judy Blume, Jan Brett, Eric Carle, Beverly Cleary, Matt Christopher, Roald Dahl, Dan Guttman, Jeff Kinney, Todd Parr, Dav Pilkey, Patricia Polacco, Rick Riordan, J.K. Rowling, Lemony Snickett.

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interractive resources
Glenview Public Library Catalog

The Library Catalog offers access to thousands of books, eBooks, DVDs, CDs, and more.

International Children’s Digital Library

Multicultural digital library of outstanding children’s books.

NextReads for Kids

Great children’s book suggestions by email. Reading lists are delivered right to your inbox along with new gems, bestsellers, and related titles. You’ll also be able to check immediately whether the items are available at your local Library or whether they’ve been checked out.

Novelist K-8 Plus

Find books and recommendations for grades K-8. Search by author, title, series, subject and award winners.

Storyline Online

Online streaming video program featuring Screen Actor Guild members reading children’s books aloud. Includes activities and lesson ideas.

Tumblebooks

Animated talking picture books with puzzles and games. Books and games are also available in Spanish and French. Additional books available in Russian and Chinese. iPad compatibility. Preschool-Grade 5.

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world languages

The Youth Services Department provides a collection of approximately 1,500 World Language books and materials, with the largest concentrations in Spanish and Korean items.

Materials range from picture books, to children’s novels, to informational titles and word dictionaries. Besides books, the collection also includes Muzzy Language learning kits with DVDs and booklets for learning to speak a variety of languages.

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Wimpy Kid Party (grades 3-6)

Saturday, November 8, 2-3 PM • Community Room
Registration begins August 14

Hit the road and come to the Library to celebrate the release of The Long Haul. Fun, games, and activities Wimpy-Kid-Style!

Family Reading Night

Thursday, November 20, 5-9 PM • Youth Services Department

Celebrate reading together as a family to honor this annual statewide event. Pick up a Family Reading Packet from the Youth Services Desk, along with a cushion for cozy reading fun in the Library or take your packet home to enjoy. Just drop in.

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battle of the books
Battle of the Books

Booklist, schedule, team information, and honor roll for the Library’s annual Battle of the Books. A winter program for fourth and fifth graders.

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books and badges
Books & Badges

Read books at home and earn Badges (PDF) to sew on your backpack, jacket, library bag, or cap.

Read-Aloud Badges

For pre-readers with a parent or sibling reading aloud. Badges (PDF)

Independent Reader Badges

For students who can read on their own. Badges (PDF)

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book buddies

A summer literacy program especially for new readers. Help your new readers retain skills during summer vacation. Volunteers in grade 7 and up, including adults, adopt a young reader and pledge to meet at the Library. Buddies will meet once a week for five weeks to read aloud together, talk about the stories and do an activity. First-come, first-served.

Program Details & Registration

Volunteer Information & Registration

See You in 2015

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See You in 2015!

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