Booklists

You can view booklists specific to Kids, Adults, and Teens.
InfoSoup Booklists and recommendations are also available for Kids, Teens, and Families

Recommended Picture Books (Age appropriateness varies)

Children of all ages, Toddler, Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade picture books

Looking for a book you heard about while on a field trip at APL? Check out this list!

2nd grade 2nd Grade

Books recommended for the 3, 2, 1 Blast Off Read! program.

1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade reading program

Looking for a book you heard about while on a field trip at APL? Check out this list!

3rd grade Field Trip

Looking for a book you heard about while on a field trip at APL? Check out this list!

4th grade Field Trip

 

Part of the 100 Books to Read in Kindergarten program.

 

Kindergarten reading program

 

Part of the 100 Books to Read in Kindergarten program.

 

Kindergarten reading program

Looking for a book you heard about while on a field trip at APL? Check out this list!

5th grade, 6th grade Field Trip
3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade adventure

This booklist provides lists of titles for students, sorted by grade level.  It also includes links to websites that may be useful to teachers or home-schooling parents.

Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade, 9th grade, High School African American

Ancestry Library Edition is similar to the Ancestry.com consumer edition, but is only available in the Appleton Public Library building.  Search for your family history using one of the biggest collections of records available.

Adult local history, family history, genealogy

If you are an animal lover, this list is for you.  Whether it's dogs, cats or even owls that tickle your fancy, look no further.  Cuddle up with your favorite critter and enjoy!

Teen animals, young adult
Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade, 9th grade, High School, Teen illustrators, Asian-American
Children of all ages autobiography

Here are the locations for all of the titles in this popular series!

3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade biography
Children of all ages biography

Bookmarks with call numbers for biographies in APL's most frequently requested areas

Teen, Adult biography

This list contains books for children and teens which are written or illustrated by Hispanic authors and artists.

Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade, 9th grade, High School Hispanic
Children of all ages, Teen, Adult bullying, fiction, nonfiction, DVDs

This booklist shows the titles that have won the Caldecott Medal given by the American Library Association.  Learn more at http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/caldecottmedal/caldecottmedal.

Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade award
Children of all ages crafts

A Perfect World? Dystopia & Utopia Teen Fiction

Teen dystopia, utopia, young adult
1st grade, 2nd grade chapter books

Check here to see if you interpreted the titles correctly!

5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade, 9th grade, High School, Teen, Adult special
Children of all ages fiction, fantasy

Genealogical and historical resources available through the Appleton Public Library, plus a select list of historical organizations in the region.

High School, Teen, Adult genealogy, local history

Annotated list of suggestions of books in a series for first grade students.

1st grade early readers

The booklist Genealogical Resources gives lists of titles which will help you get started on finding your family.  They are arranged by category or topic, including Census & Vital Records, Church & Cemetery Records, Local History & Biographies, The Immigrant Experience, Foreign Research and more.  Many are available on the Appleton Public Library bookshelves, and some titles may be checked out.  Others are Reference materials which must be used in the library.  They will have an "R" before the call number--for example R977.539 App may not be checked out, while the copy 977.539 App may be checked out.

Also included are digital resources such as online books, databases like Ancestry Library Edition where you can search for your family, and local research centers. 

Adult genealogy, family history, local history
Adult genealogy
Children of all ages genealogy
Children of all ages fiction, fantasy

These are excellent books for young readers who need challenging reading material, and are also good for reading aloud.

Children of all ages, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade gentle_reads read-alouds

Book list for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, & questioning teens.  The list also includes a list of websites where teens can turn for more information.

High School, Teen young adult, GLBTQ
Children of all ages green

Books from this list are used in "The Great Children's Novel Challenge" for 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students.

4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade chapter books

Heritage Quest may be used to research your family history, from home (sign in using your library card) or in the Appleton Public Library.

Adult genealogy, family history, local history

 

 

These books all have topics with high interest to students in upper elementary grades and middle school, but also have lower reading levels. The target age group listed is provided by the publisher of the book. The Lexiles are provided by lexile.com. Guided Reading Levels provided either by the publishers or by www.fountasandpinnelllevelledbooks.com. The Lexile and GRL provided are for the individual title listed and other titles in the same series may have different Lexiles and GRLs.

4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade High Interest

These fiction novels are for students in upper elementary and middle school grades.

4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade High Interest
3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade historical fiction
3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade historical fiction
3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade historical fiction
2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade historical fiction
Children of all ages fiction, picture books, early readers, early chapter books, animals, horses

If you have questions about your rental rights, either as a landlord or a tenant, this bookmark will point you to some of the resources at the Appleton Public Library.  Some of the materials are for use only in the library.

Adult landlord, law, tenant
6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade Battle of the Books 2017-2018
Children of all ages Multicultural Picture Books, nonfiction, fiction
Teen young adult, mystery, adult books with teen appeal

Listed here are the first title in numerous mystery series, plus links to the entire series as well.

4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade mystery
Children of all ages narrative nonfiction

Books for children and teens, written or illustrated by Native American authors and illustrators.

Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade, 9th grade, High School native american

This booklist shows the titles that have won the Newbery Medal awarded by the American Library Association.  Learn more at http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/newberymedal/newberymedal.

2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade, 9th grade award
Adult Fox Cities Reads

These stories are often referred to as "choose your own adventure" books. 

3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade choose your own adventure

Welcome to Read On Wisconsin! This literacy program promotes high-quality books for children and teens throughout our state. Each month features one or more Read On Wisconsin titles for children and teens in five different age-level groups.  Learn more at http://readon.education.wisc.edu/.

18 - 24 months, Toddler, Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade read_on_wisconsin
Children of all ages, Teen CCBC
Children of all ages, birth - 6 months, 6 - 12 months, 12 - 18 months, 18 - 24 months, Toddler, Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade fiction
birth - 6 months, 6 - 12 months, 12 - 18 months, 18 - 24 months, Toddler, Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade fiction
Children of all ages, birth - 6 months, 6 - 12 months, 12 - 18 months, 18 - 24 months, Toddler, Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade fiction
Children of all ages, birth - 6 months, 6 - 12 months, 12 - 18 months, 18 - 24 months, Toddler, Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade fiction; & some Non-Fiction

for new readers

Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st grade fiction, new readers
2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade fiction, short stories
3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade science fiction

Wisconsin author Jacqueline Houtman created the phrase "sciency fiction" and started this science-based booklist. To learn more about sciency fiction, visit Houtman’s website.

3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade, 9th grade science

Annotated list of suggestions of books for second grade students.

2nd grade chapter books, early chapter books

Spanish Dewey list

Teen, Adult spanish
4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade sports

Athletes & sports enthusiasts alike - this list is for you!  The books in this list cover a wide variety of sports, from baseball to karate and all things in between.

Teen young adult, sports, athletes

A selection of fiction and non-fiction titles, as well as local resources, geared specifically to teens.

Teen young adult, grief, loss, death, healing

Annotated list of suggestions of books for third grade students.

3rd grade chapter books

A listing of APL resources and internet resources that will help you research and document the history of your home or building.

Adult family history, local history

Historical fiction from Civil War to present

Teen young adult, war

The statewide Battle of the Books program is designed to promote a love of reading among our students.

4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade battle of the books

The statewide Battle of the Books program is designed to promote a love of reading among our students.

4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade battle of the books

The statewide Battle of the Books program is designed to promote a love of reading among our students.

6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade battle of the books
Toddler, Preschool, Kindergarten Picture Book, fiction

World Vital Records provides access to over 158 milion digitized records that can be used for researching your family history and other historical projects.  It can be used at home (sign in using your library card) or in the Appleton Public Library.

Adult local history, family history, genealogy