Every two years, the ALA-Children’s Book Council (CBC) Joint Committee, with cooperation from ALSC’s Quicklists Consulting Committee, partner to create free Building a Home Library
lists to provide guidance to parents, grandparents, and others
interested in assembling a high-quality library for their children at
These lists — organized by age groups from 0 to 14 —
include tried-and-true classics, under-the-radar gems, multicultural
books, and notable new reads.
Download the lists by age group here.