Good Books for Kids

See our favorite books for school-age children, learn about Illinois book awards, and see lists of national award-winners. For younger children, see our recommendations for babies and preschoolers.

CU Children’s Authors


Meet these nearby writers and illustrators of children’s books.

Free EBooks & Audiobooks for Children

Borrow kids' eBooks and downloadable audiobooks free, from My Media Mall.

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Listen to TV and movie celebrities read picture books on Storyline Online

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Tumblebooks are animated books; learn more about how they work.

NoveList Plus

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Finds books your children may like, based on books or authors that already appeal to them; fiction and nonfiction, for all ages. Also shows Lexile reading level. For home use, log in with your Champaign library card.

Books for Babies & Preschoolers


Good Books on Pinterest

Follow our booklist and children’s Kindle boards.

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