CLiF maintains a database of books recommended by our advisory board and program staff. Our lists are designed to appeal to young readers of all ages, abilities, and interests.

Our book list is now publicly available, searchable, and contains ISBN codes and Lexile reading measures.

Search the full book list here.

Or, scan below for reading level and interest group and click to find some of our top choices on our Pinterest boards.

We constantly update book lists with new titles, reissues of classics, award winners, popular books at CLiF giveaways, and books we find through initiatives like #weneeddiversebooks. If there’s a title you think we should add, let us know!

Book Lists

Picture and board books

Books for reading together, looking at pictures, and reading independently. Board books are specifically for babies and toddlers; most picture books are appropriate for children from newborn through elementary school.

Easy reader

Books designed for children learning to read.

Early chapter

Books for children who have started reading independently. Encompasses a wide range of interests and abilities. Many of these are also great read-aloud books.

Chapter / Middle Grade

High interest books for kids who are able readers. Includes several read-aloud classics.

Award winners

Every year national organizations and states recognize the best books published in various categories. Here are links to a few major awards, including New Hampshire and Vermont’s student choice awards.