Children’s Book Recommendations

Want some help choosing books for your child? Check out the following links for book recommendations!

NEW! Goodnow Children’s Staff Picks – Summer Reading 2021!

Massachusetts Children’s Book Award (MCBA) Books 2021-2022

Gearticks Collaboration STEM Book Lists

ALA Children’s Media Awards 2021 (Announced 1/25/21)

Read Woke @ Goodnow Reading Challenge Recommendations

Massachusetts Children’s Book Award (MCBA) Books 2020-2021

The Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC) 2020 Summer Reading Lists


Recommendations on HOOPLA!  eBooks and audiobooks instantly available for download – no holds or waiting! (Sudbury residents only; limited to 20 titles per month). Would your kids rather read a “real” book, but you’re not sure WHAT to request? All the HOOPLA Goodnow Children’s Staff Picks are also physical books in the Goodnow collection!  You can use the HOOPLA links to help you find books, then request them in our online catalog  for pickup at the library.

Still need help?  Request a Book Bundle!  A Book Bundle is three books, based on your child’s interests and reading level, chosen for just for you by staff in the Children’s Department!  Request one today HERE!