Recommended Book Lists for Early Childhood
The Texas 2X2 Reading List is compiled each year by a committee of Texas librarians. The committee's charge is to produce a list of 20 recommended books for children age two to grade two. The purpose of the list is solely to encourage free, voluntary reading. The Texas 2x2 website provides simple activities and websites to connect to each of the titles and to make reading together even more fun. The first Texas 2x2 Reading List was announced in 2000.
Current Texas 2X2 Reading List
Previous Texas 2X2 Reading Lists
The Theodore Seuss Geisel Award was established in 2004 and is given annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States during the previous year. The first award was presented in 2006. You can view a list of past and present Giesel Award and Honor books here. The award is named for Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. The award is given by the Association of Library Services to Children, a division of the American Library Association.
Notable Children's Books 2022 (the American Library Association)
This list of books (ages birth-14) are notable for their outstanding quality. They encourage children's interest in particularly important ways.
The National Association for the Education of Young Children publishes a list of recommended books for the young child ("The Reading Chair") every other month. In addtion, you can go back and look at books lists from their archive.