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Adults Award Winners

There are many, many literary awards given every year. This list only covers a small portion of literary awards, but we tried to be broad and focus on the more well- ...
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Adults Award Winners

There are many, many literary awards given every year. This list only covers a small portion of literary awards, but we tried to be broad and focus on the more well- ...
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Adults Books About Music and Musicians

Nonfiction books about famous musicians, music genres, and more


Adults Canon Literature

Canon literature is a traditional collection of writings and books that are considered  "important." Hence, a lot of them are required reading for students. The ...
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Adults Canon Literature

Canon literature is a traditional collection of writings and books that are considered  "important." Hence, a lot of them are required reading for students. The ...
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Adults Diverse Reads

This list includes a wide array of authors and/or stories featuring peoples that are African(-American), Asian(-American), Latino/a, and/or Native American; ide ...
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Adults Diverse Reads

This list includes a wide array of authors and/or stories featuring peoples that are African(-American), Asian(-American), Latino/a, and/or Native American; ide ...
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Adults Fantasy

Magic, wizards, and dragons: oh, my!


Adults Fantasy

Magic, wizards, and dragons: oh, my!


Adults Historical Fiction

Travel back in time and explore the lives and experiences of the past!


Adults Historical Fiction

Travel back in time and explore the lives and experiences of the past!


Adults Horror

So scary you'll want to leave the light on at night.


Adults Horror

So scary you'll want to leave the light on at night.


Adults Lariat List 2017

The annual list of Lariat award winners calls attention to outstanding fiction published during the year that merit special attention from adult readers. The main cr ...
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Adults Lariat List 2017

The annual list of Lariat award winners calls attention to outstanding fiction published during the year that merit special attention from adult readers. The main cr ...
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Adults Lariat List 2018

The annual list of Lariat award winners calls attention to outstanding fiction published during the year that merit special attention from adult readers. The main cr ...
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Adults Lariat List 2018

The annual list of Lariat award winners calls attention to outstanding fiction published during the year that merit special attention from adult readers. The main cr ...
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Adults Mystery

Discover the clues! Solve the murder! Find the perpetrator!


Adults Mystery

Discover the clues! Solve the murder! Find the perpetrator!


Adults Often Challenged Books

The First Amendment guarantees all of us the freedom to read. The Library Bill of Rights, a foundational document of the library profession, states librari ...
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Adults Often Challenged Books

The First Amendment guarantees all of us the freedom to read. The Library Bill of Rights, a foundational document of the library profession, states librari ...
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Adults Realistic Fiction

Books that take place in a contemporary setting with real-life situations.


Adults Realistic Fiction

Books that take place in a contemporary setting with real-life situations.


Adults Romance

Not all of the books on this list are bodice-rippers!


Adults Romance

Not all of the books on this list are bodice-rippers!


Adults Science Fiction

Science fiction stories feature advanced technology, robots, space travel and/or aliens, alternative history, and/or steampunk.


Adults Science Fiction

Science fiction stories feature advanced technology, robots, space travel and/or aliens, alternative history, and/or steampunk.


Adults Topaz List

Texas Library Association's Topaz List curates nonfiction titles that stimulate reading for pleasure and personal learning. It is intended for recreational read ...
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Adults Topaz List

Texas Library Association's Topaz List curates nonfiction titles that stimulate reading for pleasure and personal learning. It is intended for recreational read ...
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Adults Western

Cowboys and Indians-- some from the cowboy's perspective and some from the Native American's perspective.


Adults Western

Cowboys and Indians-- some from the cowboy's perspective and some from the Native American's perspective.


Books Featuring Music-Loving Teens

Teens who love listening to music, teens who make music, teens who dream of being musicians. If the book features music and is teen-friendly, it's on this list!


Elem. Bluebonnet Winners 2018

Texas Library Association and elementary-aged readers like YOU choose the Bluebonnet winner each year! This list includes the nominees for the 2017-2018 school year. ...
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Elem. Bluebonnet Winners 2018

Texas Library Association and elementary-aged readers like YOU choose the Bluebonnet winner each year! This list includes the nominees for the 2017-2018 school year. ...
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Elem. Classics

Because books have been around for a long time, classics --books that are nearly timeless and have important themes for young readers to glean-- have emerged. This l ...
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Elem. Classics

Because books have been around for a long time, classics --books that are nearly timeless and have important themes for young readers to glean-- have emerged. This l ...
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Elem. Diverse Reads

This list includes a wide array of authors and/or stories featuring peoples that are African(-American), Asian(-American), Latino/a, and/or Native American; ide ...
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Elem. Diverse Reads

This list includes a wide array of authors and/or stories featuring peoples that are African(-American), Asian(-American), Latino/a, and/or Native American; ide ...
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Elem. Fantasy

Books featuring dragons, knights in shining armor, and magic!


Elem. Fantasy

Books featuring dragons, knights in shining armor, and magic!


Elem. Historical Fiction

Travel back in time to live life as a historical person or experience a historical time period! Pro tip from my days playing Oregon Trail on the computer: Avoid drin ...
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Elem. Historical Fiction

Travel back in time to live life as a historical person or experience a historical time period! Pro tip from my days playing Oregon Trail on the computer: Avoid drin ...
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Elem. Historical People

Books for elementary readers featuring real individuals who made an impact on our world.


Elem. Historical People

Books for elementary readers featuring real individuals who made an impact on our world.


Elem. Music and Musicians

Books for elementary readers featuring nonfiction books about music, instruments, and musicians. 


Elem. Music-Loving Kids

Books for elementary readers featuring kids who love listening to music, love making music, and dream of being a musician. 


Elem. Mystery

Books that need a detective on the case to solve the problem! And don't forget your thinking cap!


Elem. Mystery

Books that need a detective on the case to solve the problem! And don't forget your thinking cap!


Elem. Newbery Winners

The Newbery Award has been awarded since 1922 to the year's most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. We have only included ...
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Elem. Newbery Winners

The Newbery Award has been awarded since 1922 to the year's most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. We have only included ...
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Elem. Nonfiction

Nonfiction books for elementary readers across the range of people, places, events, animals, and things.


Elem. Nonfiction

Nonfiction books for elementary readers across the range of people, places, events, animals, and things.


Elem. Realistic Fiction

Books that could happen to you or me today or tomorrow!


Elem. Realistic Fiction

Books that could happen to you or me today or tomorrow!


Elem. Sci-Fi

Books featuring robots, aliens, and/or futuristic technology.


Elem. Sci-Fi

Books featuring robots, aliens, and/or futuristic technology.


Music-Loving Adults

Fiction books featuring adults who love music, who make music, who work with music, and more.


Music-Loving Tweens

Tweens who love listening to music, tweens who make music, tweens who dream of being musicians. If the book features music and is tween-friendly, it's on this list!


PreK 2x2

The 2x2 List is an annual curation of 20 books for 2 year olds through 2nd graders created by Texas Library Association. Because Grow a Reader is intended to encoura ...
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PreK 2x2

The 2x2 List is an annual curation of 20 books for 2 year olds through 2nd graders created by Texas Library Association. Because Grow a Reader is intended to encoura ...
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PreK ABC Books

Introduce your child to the basics of language!


PreK ABC Books

Introduce your child to the basics of language!


PreK Animal Books

Books featuring animals


PreK Animal Books

Books featuring animals


PreK Caldecott Winners

Every year, an illustrator who has created a beautiful children's book is recognized with the Caldecott medal. This list includes all of the Caldecott winners that a ...
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PreK Caldecott Winners

Every year, an illustrator who has created a beautiful children's book is recognized with the Caldecott medal. This list includes all of the Caldecott winners that a ...
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PreK Caldecott Winners

Every year, an illustrator who has created a beautiful children's book is recognized with the Caldecott medal. This list includes all of the Caldecott winners that a ...
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PreK Diverse Reads

This list includes a wide array of authors and/or stories featuring peoples that are African(-American), Asian(-American), Latino/a, and/or Native American; identify ...
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PreK Diverse Reads

This list includes a wide array of authors and/or stories featuring peoples that are African(-American), Asian(-American), Latino/a, and/or Native American; identify ...
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PreK Fantasy

Wizards, witches, and dragons; oh, my! Introduce your young reader to the magical world of fantasy with these picture books.


PreK Fantasy

Wizards, witches, and dragons; oh, my! Introduce your young reader to the magical world of fantasy with these picture books.


PreK Historical Fiction

Travel back in time with these historical fiction picture books!


PreK Historical Fiction

Travel back in time with these historical fiction picture books!


PreK Historical People

Picture books featuring real individuals who made an impact on our world.


PreK Historical People

Picture books featuring real individuals who made an impact on our world.


PreK Monster Books

Books featuring monsters (but we promise they aren't too scary)!


PreK Monster Books

Books featuring monsters (but we promise they aren't too scary)!


PreK Music-Loving Kids

Pictures books featuring kids who love listening to and making music, picture books that invite kids to join in and sing, and other music-focused picture books. 


PreK Musicians

Picture books featuring famous musicians


PreK Mystery

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PreK Mystery

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PreK Nonfiction

Nonfiction (real) books covering a wide variety of subjects. Check out this list to expand what you know about the world around you!


PreK Nonfiction

Nonfiction (real) books covering a wide variety of subjects. Check out this list to expand what you know about the world around you!


PreK Number Books

Books to introduce numbers and counting to your child.


PreK Number Books

Books to introduce numbers and counting to your child.


PreK Princess Books

Books featuring princesses who like pink and don't like pink, who like wearing make-up and like playing in the mud, who speak English and Spanish, who look like me and look like you.


PreK Princess Books

Books featuring princesses who like pink and don't like pink, who like wearing make-up and like playing in the mud, who speak English and Spanish, who look like me and look like you.


PreK Realistic Fiction

These picture books feature people, places, and experiences that could happen today, but are fictional. 


PreK Realistic Fiction

These picture books feature people, places, and experiences that could happen today, but are fictional. 


PreK Sci-Fi

Science fiction books usually take place in the future and feature technological advancements we don't have today. Cultivate a love of sci-fi in your reader with these picture books.


PreK Sci-Fi

Science fiction books usually take place in the future and feature technological advancements we don't have today. Cultivate a love of sci-fi in your reader with these picture books.


Teens Canon Literature

Canon literature is a traditional collection of writings and books that are considered  "important." Hence, a lot of them are required reading for students. The ...
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Teens Canon Literature

Canon literature is a traditional collection of writings and books that are considered  "important." Hence, a lot of them are required reading for students. The ...
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Teens Diverse Reads

This list includes a wide array of authors and/or stories featuring peoples that are African(-American), Asian(-American), Latino/a, and/or Native American; ide ...
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Teens Diverse Reads

This list includes a wide array of authors and/or stories featuring peoples that are African(-American), Asian(-American), Latino/a, and/or Native American; ide ...
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Teens Fantasy

Many of these titles are available as physical books at BPL and on Libby, but the link to the catalog won't let us put both, so if it's not available according to th ...
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Teens Fantasy

Many of these titles are available as physical books at BPL and on Libby, but the link to the catalog won't let us put both, so if it's not available according to th ...
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Teens Historical Fiction

Many of these titles are available as physical books at BPL and on Libby, but the link to the catalog won't let us put both, so if it's not available according to th ...
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Teens Historical Fiction

Many of these titles are available as physical books at BPL and on Libby, but the link to the catalog won't let us put both, so if it's not available according to th ...
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Teens Horror

Many of these titles are available as physical books at BPL and on Libby, but the link to the catalog won't let us put both, so if it's not available according to th ...
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Teens Horror

Many of these titles are available as physical books at BPL and on Libby, but the link to the catalog won't let us put both, so if it's not available according to th ...
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Teens Mystery

Many of these titles are available as physical books at BPL and on Libby, but the link to the catalog won't let us put both, so if it's not available according to th ...
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Teens Mystery

Many of these titles are available as physical books at BPL and on Libby, but the link to the catalog won't let us put both, so if it's not available according to th ...
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Teens Nonfiction

Nonfiction (real) books featuring a wide array of topics, people, events, places, and more!


Teens Nonfiction

Nonfiction (real) books featuring a wide array of topics, people, events, places, and more!


Teens Often Challenged Books

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Teens Often Challenged Books

The First Amendment guarantees all of us the freedom to read. The Library Bill of Rights, a foundational document of the library profession, states librari ...
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Teens Realistic Fiction

Many of these titles are available as physical books at BPL and on Libby, but the link to the catalog won't let us put both, so if it's not available according to th ...
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Teens Realistic Fiction

Many of these titles are available as physical books at BPL and on Libby, but the link to the catalog won't let us put both, so if it's not available according to th ...
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Teens Romance

Many of these titles are available as physical books at BPL and on Libby, but the link to the catalog won't let us put both, so if it's not available according to th ...
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Teens Romance

Many of these titles are available as physical books at BPL and on Libby, but the link to the catalog won't let us put both, so if it's not available according to th ...
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Teens Sci-Fi

Many of these titles are available as physical books at BPL and on Libby, but the link to the catalog won't let us put both, so if it's not available according to th ...
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Teens Sci-Fi

Many of these titles are available as physical books at BPL and on Libby, but the link to the catalog won't let us put both, so if it's not available according to th ...
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Teens TAYSHAS 2018

TAYSHAS books are current YA reads chosen for your enjoyment by Texas librarians! We have only included the books in BPL's collection in our Read Squared list.Le ...
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Teens TAYSHAS 2018

TAYSHAS books are current YA reads chosen for your enjoyment by Texas librarians! We have only included the books in BPL's collection in our Read Squared list.Le ...
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Teens YALSA Top Ten 2017

The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Nominators are members of teen b ...
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Teens YALSA Top Ten 2017

The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Nominators are members of teen b ...
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Teens YALSA Top Ten 2018 Nominees

The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Nominators are members of teen book groups in ...
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Tweens Classics

Classic literature (AKA "canon" literature) is a traditional collection of writings and books that are considered  "important." Hence, a lot of them are require ...
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Tweens Classics

Classic literature (AKA "canon" literature) is a traditional collection of writings and books that are considered  "important." Hence, a lot of them are require ...
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Tweens Diverse Reads

This list includes a wide array of authors and/or stories featuring peoples that are African(-American), Asian(-American), Latino/a, and/or Native American; ide ...
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Tweens Diverse Reads

This list includes a wide array of authors and/or stories featuring peoples that are African(-American), Asian(-American), Latino/a, and/or Native American; ide ...
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Tweens Fantasy

Magical enchantments, power-hungry wizards, and evil that needs to be destroyed permeate these fantasy books!


Tweens Fantasy

Magical enchantments, power-hungry wizards, and evil that needs to be destroyed permeate these fantasy books!


Tweens Historical Fiction

Travel back in time and experience life as a pirate, a slave's escape, or other events throughout history.


Tweens Historical Fiction

Travel back in time and experience life as a pirate, a slave's escape, or other events throughout history.


Tweens Historical People

Books for middle readers featuring real individuals who made an impact on our world.


Tweens Historical People

Books for middle readers featuring real individuals who made an impact on our world.


Tweens Horror

Books that may make you want to sleep with the light on tonight!


Tweens Horror

Books that may make you want to sleep with the light on tonight!


Tweens Lone Star Winners 2018

A list of current books curated by Texas librarians for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders with their enjoyment of the book as the main goal of its inclusion in the list.&nbs ...
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Tweens Lone Star Winners 2018

A list of current books curated by Texas librarians for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders with their enjoyment of the book as the main goal of its inclusion in the list.&nbs ...
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Tweens Mystery

Books that go bump in the night and need a detective to solve the case!


Tweens Mystery

Books that go bump in the night and need a detective to solve the case!


Tweens Nonfiction

Nonfiction books spanning a range of real, true people, places, animals, and things.


Tweens Nonfiction

Nonfiction books spanning a range of real, true people, places, animals, and things.


Tweens Realistic Fiction

Family issues, social problems, school drama, and friendship woes often happen in these stories that could take place today in your hometown.


Tweens Realistic Fiction

Family issues, social problems, school drama, and friendship woes often happen in these stories that could take place today in your hometown.


Tweens Sci-Fi

Futuristic gadgets, aliens, and/or robots are often present in science fiction books. 


Tweens Sci-Fi

Futuristic gadgets, aliens, and/or robots are often present in science fiction books. 


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