Books for Kids

Books for Kids

STAR Books from Birth

In 2016, the DC Public Library will launch a new initiative that will provide free books each month to DC families with children from birth to five years old. This program is free and is operated in conjunction with our STAR (Sing, Talk, and Read) campaign, which encourages parents to take an active role in their child’s educational development by singing, talking, and reading with them daily.

If you are a parent or guardian interested in receiving free books for your child, please stay tuned to this page for more updates. A registration form will be posted shortly.

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 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

Suggested Books for Sixth Grade