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Juneteenth Reads for All Ages

Made a federal holiday in 2021, Juneteenth commemorates the day the last enslaved people were emancipated in the United States on June 19, 1865. The list below celebrates fiction and nonfiction by African American authors that continue to shape our culture, celebrate liberation, and acknowledge the ongoing work towards freedom and equality.

Environmental Activism for All Ages

Get Inspired. Take Action. Be a part of the green revolution. For Earth Day 2023, we need to act boldly, innovate broadly, and implement equitably. Get started today with this book list to inspire planet-saving action at any age.

PDL Staff Best of 2022

It’s back, and bigger than ever! Our staff has picked their best reads and watches of 2022. If you want titles featuring butterflies, baked goods, or monsters, you’ve come to the right place.

Black Joy

On this list, you’ll find a variety of books for all ages – romances, fantasies, adventures, memoirs and more – that highlight Black lives, communities and relationships.

Beginner Graphic Novels

Graphic novels are a great way to ignite a child’s passion for reading! Often, especially for reluctant readers, graphic novels add the extra support kids need to help them through a text. Here are some great choices for new readers.

STEAM in Picture Books!

Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics! Incorporating these subjects into your child’s life encourages kids to explore, question, research, discover, and exercise innovative building skills.