Books & Reading



Staff Picks

Reading suggestions for all ages made by SSJCPL librarians.


Recommendations by Grade Level

Resources to choose books based on grade level, such as the California Reading List or Accelerated Reader program.


Accelerated Reader

For students who want help in selecting an Accelerated Reader book, SSJCPL staff have put together a list of their all-time favorites. The list is in order by book level.



Do you love a certain book or author, and want to read more books like it? Try some of these titles!


100 Best Picture Books

SSJCPL children's librarians share our favorite titles based on the appropriateness of the illustrations to the stories and their appeal to children.


Award-Winning Books

The best in children's literature for all ages, including Caldecott and Newberry Medal winners.