Great Reads Booklists for Kids - 18 Books!

Tuesday June 28, 2016
By Toronto Public Library
Reading Tips

The post below was originally published by Toronto Public Library.

If you know a kid who loves to read graphic novels, funny books or tales of dragons and magic, then they'll love these three, new, fold-out booklists, designed just for them!

To complement the Great Reads for Kids Family Resource, these lists feature recent titles for kids ages 6 - 12 recommended by Toronto Public Library's children's staff, including Graphic Reads, Funny Reads and Fantasy Reads. There's even space for kids to list their personal great reads to share with their friends, family and library staff. The Fantasy Reads booklist is arriving in branches later this week, and you can pick up a free copy of each at any branch while supplies last.

We may be adding further editions, so let us know what kind of books your child would like to read more of... maybe adventure? Historical Fiction? Sports? Science Fiction?

In the meantime, here are a few of my favourite titles from each of the lists that are sure to be hits in your household:


reading tips - great reads booklists for kids - 18 books


Graphic Reads

Awesome graphic novels, manga, and non-fiction!

cool graphic books for kids



Funny Reads

For the little pranksters among us!

awesome funny books for kids



Fantasy Reads

It doesn’t need to be real to be relevant!

great fantasy books for kids



Thanks to our partner, Kumon Math and Reading Centres, for making this initiative possible. You can pick up a copy of the Great Reads booklist by visiting a Kumon Math and Reading Centre in Toronto!

And if you're looking for more book recommendations for school-aged kids, don't forget to check out some of the other posts on this blog or KidsSpace!