Booklists

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PDF Reading Level & Topic
PDF icon 2nd Grade Books Shared in Field Trip.pdf 2nd grade

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


2nd Grade
PDF icon 321Blast Off Read.pdf 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade

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


reading program
PDF icon 3rd Grade Books Shared in Field Trip.pdf 3rd grade

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


Field Trip
PDF icon 4th Grade Books Shared in Field Trip.pdf 4th grade

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


Field Trip
PDF icon 50Books_Kindergarten.pdf Kindergarten

 

Part of the 100 Books to Read in Kindergarten program.

 


reading program
PDF icon 50MoreBooks_Kindergarten.pdf Kindergarten

 

Part of the 100 Books to Read in Kindergarten program.

 


reading program
PDF icon 5th and 6th Grade Books Shared in Field Trip.pdf 5th grade, 6th grade

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


Field Trip
PDF icon Adventure Novels 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade
adventure
PDF icon African American Authors and Illustrators Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade, 9th grade, High School

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.


African American
PDF icon Ancestry Library Edition Adult

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.


local history, family history, genealogy
PDF icon Animal Stories for Teens Teen

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!


animals, young adult
PDF icon Asian-American Authors and Illustrators3.pdf 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
PDF icon Autobiographies Children of all ages
autobiography
PDF icon Who Was Biography Series.pdf 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade

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


biography
PDF icon Biography Children of all ages
biography
PDF icon Biography call numbers Teen, Adult

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


biography
PDF icon Hispanic Authors and Illustrators of Children's and Youth books Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade, 9th grade, High School

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


Hispanic
PDF icon A bullying resource guide for parents, teachers, children & teens. Children of all ages, Teen, Adult
bullying, fiction, nonfiction, DVDs
PDF icon Caldecott Medal.pdf Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade

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.


award
PDF icon Crafts Children of all ages
crafts
PDF icon Dystopia & Utopia Teen Fiction Teen

A Perfect World? Dystopia & Utopia Teen Fiction


dystopia, utopia, young adult
PDF icon Early Chapter Books 1st grade, 2nd grade
chapter books
PDF icon Fantastic Fantasy Children of all ages
fiction, fantasy
PDF icon Find Your Family High School, Teen, Adult

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


genealogy, local history
PDF icon First Grade Booklist.pdf 1st grade

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


early readers
PDF icon Genealogical Resources Adult

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. 


genealogy, family history, local history
PDF icon Genealogy Basics Adult
genealogy
PDF icon Gentle Fantasy Children of all ages
fiction, fantasy
PDF icon Gentle Reads.pdf Children of all ages, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade

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


gentle_reads read-alouds
PDF icon GLBTQteens(1012).pdf High School, Teen

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


young adult, GLBTQ
PDF icon Going Green Children of all ages
green
PDF icon Great Children's Novel Challenge 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade

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


chapter books
PDF icon Heritage Quest Adult

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


genealogy, family history, local history
PDF icon HiLo 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade

 

 

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.


High Interest
PDF icon High Interest Reads 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade

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


High Interest
PDF icon Historical Fiction - Around the World 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade
historical fiction
PDF icon Historical Fiction - Before 1600 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade
historical fiction
PDF icon Historical Fiction - United States at War 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade
historical fiction
PDF icon Historical Fiction - United States Life 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade
historical fiction
PDF icon Horse & Pony Stories Children of all ages
fiction, picture books, early readers, early chapter books, animals, horses
PDF icon Landlords and Tenants Adult

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.


landlord, law, tenant
PDF icon MysteriesForTeens(1012).pdf Teen
young adult, mystery, adult books with teen appeal
PDF icon Mysteries in a Series for Upper Elementary Students 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade

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


mystery
PDF icon Narrative Nonfiction Children of all ages
narrative nonfiction
PDF icon NativeAmericanAuthorsandIllustrators2014.pdf Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade, 9th grade, High School

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


native american
PDF icon Newbery Medal Winners.pdf 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade, 9th grade

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.


award
PDF icon Orphan Train Fox Cities Reads Booklist Adult
Fox Cities Reads
PDF icon Plot Your Own Stories.pdf 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade

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


choose your own adventure
PDF icon Read On Wisconsin 201415.pdf 18 - 24 months, Toddler, Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade

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/.


read_on_wisconsin
PDF icon Read on Wisconsin: 2010-2011 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
PDF icon Read on Wisconsin: 2011-2012 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
PDF icon Read On Wisconsin 2012-2013.pdf 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
PDF icon Read On Wisconsin 2013-2014.pdf 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
PDF icon Ready to Read Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st grade

for new readers


fiction, new readers
PDF icon Scary Chapter Books & Short Stories 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade
fiction, short stories
PDF icon Science Fiction 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade
science fiction
PDF icon Sciency Fiction.pdf 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade, 9th grade

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.


science
PDF icon Second Grade Booklist.pdf 2nd grade

Annotated list of suggestions of books for second grade students.


chapter books, early chapter books
PDF icon Guía para Localizer Materiales de la Clasificación Dewey Teen, Adult

Spanish Dewey list


spanish
PDF icon Sports Fiction for Upper Elementary Students 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade
sports
PDF icon TeenSportsFiction(0112).pdf Teen

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.


young adult, sports, athletes
PDF icon Teens and Grief(1012).pdf Teen

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


young adult, grief, loss, death, healing
PDF icon Third Grade Booklist.pdf 3rd grade

Annotated list of suggestions of books for third grade students.


chapter books
PDF icon Trace the History of Your House Adult

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


family history, local history
PDF icon War Stories For Teens(1212).pdf Teen

Historical fiction from Civil War to present


young adult, war
PDF icon WI State Battle of the Books 2015-16.pdf 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade

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


battle of the books
PDF icon WI Battle of the Books Elementary Division 2016-2017.pdf 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade

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


battle of the books
PDF icon WI Battle of the Books Middle Division 2016-2017.pdf 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade

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


battle of the books
PDF icon Wordless Picture Books.pdf Toddler, Preschool, Kindergarten
Picture Book, fiction
PDF icon World Vital Records Adult

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.


local history, family history, genealogy
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