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Building a Home Library

Building a Home Library

Reading list created by the American Library Association/Children’s Book Council Joint Committee for use by educators, librarians, and parents.

Create a high-quality library for kids at home! Building a Home Library lists provide guidance to parents, grandparents, and others interested in assembling an at-home library for the kids in their care.

Every two years, the ALA-Children’s Book Council (CBC) Joint Committee, with cooperation from ALSC’s Quicklists Consulting Committee, create Building a Home Library book lists. These lists — organized by age groups from 0 to 14 — include under-the-radar gems, multicultural books, and notable new reads. Newer lists focus on more contemporary titles across genres and formats, while lists from 2014 and 2012 also contain tried-and-true classics.

Use this infographic to help build your at-home library! And check out our article in the National PTA Magazine

You can explore the searchable lists here

Download printable lists, with annotations:

Building a Home Library for Ages 0-3

Building a Home Library for Ages 4-7

Building a Home Library for Ages 8-11

Building a Home Library for Ages 12-14

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Find the Reading Beyond List and More ALA-CBC collaborations.


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