Book Recommendations for Children and Tweens

Book Lists & Databases

Juvenile Series*
The Juvenile Series and Sequels database by Mid-Continent Public Library contains over 36,000 books in 4,900 series titles that are classified into three audiences: Juvenile Easy [JE] for birth – 2nd grade; Juvenile [J] for 2nd through 6th grade; Young Adult [YA] for 6th through 12th grade. View by series title, series subject, book title, book author.

* This database offer a “find it” feature that allows users to choose to search the catalog, check amazon, or find the title on goodreads. The library that created the database is NOT part of our library system, so the catalog search feature will NOT let you know if Cuba Library or anyone in our system owns the book. You will have to manually search STARCat to find the title in our system.

Reading Middle Grade
Includes book reviews & book lists, as well as a newsletter you can sign up for and a blog written by Afoma, the creator. Reviews are sorted by reading level and include picture books, chapter books, middle-grade, young adult, graphic novels, adult fiction and adult non-fiction. Book lists are available for picture books, middle grade books, by theme, by grade, and audiobooks.

Rise Top 10
Rise, also known as the Amelia Bloomer Project, is a blog with an annual booklist of the best feminist books for young readers, ages birth through 18.  It is part of the Feminist Task Force of the Social Responsibilities Round Table of the American Library Association.

Rainbow Book Lists
Created by the Rainbow Book List Committee of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table of the American Library Association. It presents an annual bibliography of quality books with significant and authentic GLBTQ content, which are recommended for people from birth through eighteen years of age.