Great Reads


Book Lists

Newbery Medal image


2015 American Library Association Youth Media Award Winners




Books for First Graders





Percy Jackson Read Alikes



More booklists that tie into Summer Reading 2015: Read to the Rhythm.


Favorite Resources

Novelist K-8 Plus

All the info about books, authors, and series you could want! Includes book descriptions and suggests similar books and authors to read, plus you can search for different topics or Lexile.


Juvenile Series and Sequels

Can’t figure out which book to read next in a series? Visit Mid-Continent Public Library’s database to search by author, title, or series.


Lexile: Find a Book

Use this site to search for books with a specific Lexile range, then check Messenger’s online catalog to see if the titles are available.

Online Resources

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