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

ALA Youth Media Awards 2023 (Announced 1/30/23)

Social Emotional Learning Picture Books

Books exploring the transgender experience compiled by Elli Stern from Sudbury for Racial and Social Justice

Massachusetts Children’s Book Award (MCBA) Books 2023-2024

Massachusetts Children’s Book Award (MCBA) Books 2022-2023

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

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

Massachusetts Teen Choice Book Award (MTCBA) Books 2023

African American Voices

Asian American Voices

Diverse Abilities

Female Voices

Hispanic American Voices

Immigrant and Refugee Voices


Native American Voices

Social Justice and Racism

Voices of Those Experiencing Poverty and Homelessness

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.

Disney Storybooks

Easy Reader titles

Everything Minecraft!

New Audiobook titles

New Graphic Novel titles

Weird School series