Awesome Books!



The TumbleBookLibrary is a virtual library of animated children's books. Watch books like Diary of a Fly, Duck! Rabbit!, and Mercy Watson come to life.

NoveList K-8

NoveList K-8 helps you find books based on what you like. You can also find Lexile levels.


We Give Books is a new digital initiative that enables anyone with access to the Internet to put books in the hands of children who don't have them, simply by reading online. All of the books available for online reading are children's picture books appropriate for children through age ten. There is a mix of fiction and nonfiction, a range of authors, and an equal balance between read-alouds and books for independent readers.

Specialized Reading Lists

ALA Notable Children's Books - Each year a committee of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) identifies the best of the best in children's books for all age levels (birth through age 14) that reflect and encourage children's interests in exemplary ways.

Children's Book Council

The Children’s Book Council works annually on reading lists and round-ups to help teachers, librarians, parents, caregivers, and booksellers discover wonderful books for the kids and teens in their lives.

Children's Bestsellers

  • New York Times - Best Sellers for children, including picture books, chapter books, paperbacks, and paperback series.
  • Publisher's Weekly - Includes fiction, picture books, and series titles.

Sharing Books at Home

  • Make it fun. Be enthusiastic about reading!
  • Every room in the home should contain reading material. Read as often as possible.
  • Choose books on topics that interest your child.
  • Take time to talk about the pictures. Have your child identify objects.
  • Run your finger under the words so that your child can make a connection between the letters and the words.
  • Read their favorite books over and over.
  • Minimize distractions. Turn off the TV and radio.
  • Make it a habit. Find a special time to read together everyday.
  • Let your child see you reading books and magazines.

Staff Suggestions and Reference Help

Visit our staff suggestions page for help selecting books for your children to read.  For reference questions and program information drop us a line on Irving Library Chat.


Because the library operates on a limited budget, the appearance of a book on bestseller lists is no guarantee that the library owns or plans to purchase that title.