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Kids: Books and Reading: Home

Books Online

The library subscribes to the following online ebook collections for kids and teens. No downloading necessary! Click the images to connect.

Online Picture Books







Listen or read along.

Online Books for (roughly) Grades 3-8

Beginning chapter books, children's classics, graphic novels, children's audio books, and more. Includes books you can listen to as you read along. Over 600 titles leveled grade 3-8. 


Online books for Tweens & Teens




YA novels, classics, poetry, short stories, YA audiobooks, and graphic novels--over 600 titles.

NoveList Plus is a search tool rather than an ebook collection. It's a subscription database not available on the open web. Use it to find read-alikes for your favorite authors, lists by genre, and more. 

DOWNLOADABLE BOOK LISTS (available as free handouts at the library)

Maud Hart Lovelace Books






The 2021 Maud Hard Lovelace Nominees

The 2020 Maud Hart Lovelace Winners

About the Maud Hart Lovelace Award

The Maud Hart Lovelace Award is a children's choice book award sponsored by MN Youth Reading Awards and voted on by Minnesota students in March of each year. The winners are announced on April 25, author Maud Hart Lovelace's birthday. Nominated titles are works of fiction of recognized quality selected by independent regional reading groups.
Students in grades 3-5 who have read or listened to at least three titles from the Division I nominee list and students in grades 6-8 who have read or listened to at least three titles from the Division II nominee list are eligible to vote for the award. 


Take the Newbery Challenge!

Are you up to the challenge of reading all of the Newbery Medal Award winners? The first award was given in 1922!

The Newbery Challenge is for kids, adults, and families. To begin, pick up a form at the library. 

For each book, print out a Newbery Medal Question Sheet (below, or pick one up at the library), fill it in, and turn in it at the Children's Desk in the library.

You'll get a metal bookmark for the first ten Newbery books you read, and a bead to add to the bookmark for every ten thereafter.

Take your time reading the books--there's no time limit. 

When you complete them all, we'll engrave your name on a plaque honoring your accomplishment.