Books kids love

I currently work at a school library that serves 1st thru 6th graders. I am in charge of making sure the children know how to use the library, check-in and check-out books, and pretty much anything else book related. I enjoy it, and believe it or not, it is actually fairly fast-paced. Also, I get a first-hand look at what books kids love! I read to the first and second graders and receive their input about the books, and I see what the 3rd-6th graders are checking out and requesting.

So what’s on the list?

favorite books for todays kids


Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books РThese are by far, the  most popular books in our library. All the kids want to read these, from 2nd graders thru the 6th graders. I have huge waiting lists for these books!

Scary Stories Box Set: Scary Stories, More Scary Stories, and Scary Stories 3 – These books are in constant circulation with my 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 5th graders.


Babymouse #1: Queen of the World! This is the first book, but all the books are in high demand at the library with 2nd-6th graders. Babymouse books are a bit like graphic novels.


A Collection of Katie: Books 1-4 (Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo) – These books barely hit the shelves before they are checked out again by 4th-6th grade girls!


My Weird School Collection: Books 1 to 4 – all my 4th-6th graders enjoy these books, which include “Mr. Klutz is Nutz,” among others.

The New Captain Underpants Collection (Books 1-5) My 3rd-6th graders really love these books, second only to Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

Dear Fish – This book is about a boy who invites the ocean creatures to come visit – and he gets a little more than what he expected.

All the first and second-grade classes loved this book, especially the pictures. They really enjoyed pointing out all the different fish. Every page was exciting for them and they wanted to read it over and over again.


Truckery Rhymes (Jon Scieszka’s Trucktown) This book is actually one of my favorites. I read it to my toddler. It’s all the classic nursery rhymes, but redone, with truck themes.


Owl Babies – My first and second graders really enjoyed this book. It really flows when read out-loud and all the kids think the little owl is hilarious.


Froggy Learns to Swim – my second graders LOVE these books. Very high demand for a number of my classes.


Peek-A Who? is a toddler favorite, a must-have, in my opinion. A peek-a-boo journey that ends with you (mirror in the back)!

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