The ALA-Children’s Book Council (CBC) Joint Committee, with cooperation from ALSC’s Quicklists Consulting Committee, have updated the four Building a Home Library bibliographies below to provide guidance to parents, grandparents, and others interested in assembling a high-quality library for their children at home. When creating these lists the committee looked to include tried and true classics; under the radar gems; multicultural books; and new, yet notable, reads for all ages.
Librarians, educators, and others who work with families are encouraged to download and print these brochures and share them with parents, grandparents, and caregivers in their community.
Please note that the Committee has provided two versions of each bibliography, a bi-fold and a one page doubled-sided (OPDS). For either version you must select for your printer to print in landscape form as a double-sided sheet. These settings can be found under "Properties" when the print menu appears after you select “Print”.
Books for children ages 0-3
Booklet (490 KB PDF)
One Page Double-Sided (494 KB PDF)
Books for children ages 4-7
Booklet (866 KB PDF)
One Page Double-sided (1 MB PDF)
Books for children ages 8-11
Booklet (624 KB PDF)
One Page Double-sided ( KB PDF)
Books for children ages 12-14
Booklet (529 KB PDF)
One Page Double-sided (524 KB PDF)