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

Social Emotional Learning Picture Books

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

ALA Youth Media Awards 2022 (Announced 1/24/22)

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

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


African American Voices

Asian American Voices

Diverse Abilities

Female Voices

Hispanic American Voices

Immigrant and Refugee Voices

LGBTQIA+ 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


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!