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Children's

Book Recommendations

Please enjoy Reach Out and Read Colorado’s book recommendations for the “littles” in your life.

We’ll be refreshing these titles every quarter, so be sure to check back!

BIRTH - 2 YEARS

BOARD BOOKS

Are You My Monster?

by Amanda Noll

Besos for Baby

by Jen Arena

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Press Here

by Hervé Tullet

2 - 5 YEARS

PICTURE BOOKS

Extra Yarn

by Mac Barnett

The Night Gardener

by The Fan Brothers

Jabari Jumps

by Gaia Cornwall

The Proudest Blue

by Ibtihaj Muhammad and S.K. Ali

6 - 9 YEARS

Picture BOOKS

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

by Kate DiCamillo

The Zoey and Sassafras series

by Asia Citro

Dream Street

by Tricia Elam Walker

BIRTH - 2 YEARS

BOARD BOOKS

The Snowy Day

by Ezra Jack Keats

Pajama Time

by Sandra Boynton

Dear Zoo

by Rod Campbell

2 - 5 YEARS

PICTURE BOOKS

Perfectly Norman

by Tom Percival

Carmella Full of Wishes

by Matt de la Peña

Corduroy

by Don Freeman

Potato on a Bike

by Elise Gravel 6

6 - 9 YEARS

Picture BOOKS

Junkyard Wonders

by Patricia Polacco

Encounter

by Jane Yolen

The Book of Mistakes

by Corinna Luyken

9 - 12 YEARS

EARLY CHAPTER BOOKS

Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus

by Dusti Bowlin

The One and Only Ivan

by Katherine Applegate

Island of the Blue Dolphins

by Scott O'Dell

Junie B Jones Series

by Barbara Park

12 - 15 YEARS

NOVELS

Long Way Down (Graphic Novel)

by Jason Reynolds

The Apothecary Series

by Maile Meloy

Blended

by Sharon Draper

16+ YEARS

YOUNG ADULT

Eleanor & Park

by Rainbow Rowell

The Hate U Give

by Angie Thomas

The Book Thief

by Markus Zusak

9 - 12 YEARS

EARLY CHAPTER BOOKS

I Survived series

by Lauren Tarshis

Heat

by Mike Lupica

Wonder

by RJ Palacio

Esperanza Rising

by Pam Muñoz Ryan

12 - 15 YEARS

NOVELS

Hatchet

by Gary Paulson

See You in the Cosmos

by Jack Cheng

One Crazy Summer

by Rita Williams-Garcia

16+ YEARS

YOUNG ADULT

The Outsiders

by S.E. Hinton

A Man Called Ove

by Fredrik Backman

Stargirl

by Jerry Spinelli

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