Books for Kids

Books for Kids

STAR Books from Birth

The DC Public Library now provides a free book every month to children from birth to five years old. The "Books from Birth" program is free and is operated in conjunction with our STAR (Sing, Talk, and Read) campaign, which encourages parents and caregivers to take an active role in their child’s educational development by singing, talking, and reading with them daily. If you are interested in receiving free books for your child, you can register here.

Suggested Books

The DC Public Library and the D.C. Public Schools have teamed up to suggest books students might enjoy. The lists include a variety of books, suggested by grade level from pre-kindergarten to 6th grade, to satisfy every reading interest.

Themed Book Suggestions

Award Winners

Find an award-winning book to read by visiting the links below. Please note that the library may not always have every title available. Award lists are updated annually.

Suggested Books for Babies

Suggested Books for One-Year-Olds


Suggested Books for Two-Year-Olds

Suggested Books for Three-Year-Olds

Suggested Books for Pre-K

Suggested Books for Kindergarten

Suggested Books for First Grade


Suggested Books for Second Grade

Suggested Books for Third Grade

Suggested Books for Fourth Grade

Suggested Books for Fifth Grade

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Suggested Books for Sixth Grade

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