Home > Readers > Reading Lists > Building a Home Library
Building a Home Library

Building a Home Library

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, partner to create free Building a Home Library lists. These lists — organized by age groups from 0 to 14 — include tried-and-true classics, under-the-radar gems, multicultural books, and notable new reads.

The 2018 list is here!

 

Download the 2018 Lists

Ages 0-3

Ages 4-7

Ages 8-11

Ages 12-14

 

Download the 2016 Lists

Ages 0-3

Ages 4-7

Ages 8-11

Ages 12-14

 

Download the 2014 Lists

Ages 0-3

Ages 4-7

Ages 8-11

Ages 12-14

 

Download the 2012 Lists

Ages 0-3

Ages 4-7

Ages 8-11

Ages 12-14

 

Printing Instructions

Please note that there are two versions of each list, a bi-fold and a one page doubled-sided (OPDS). For both versions, select “landscape” and “double-sided” in the properties menu after selecting “print”.


More

  • Hot off the Press

    Hot off the Press

  • CBC Showcase

    CBC Showcase

  • Diverse Kids and YA Lit

    Diverse Kids and YA Lit

  • Reading Beyond: Advanced Reader List

    Reading Beyond

  • Book Awards

    Book Awards

Back to Top