Check out all the booklists we have compiled! We have lists for older readers, younger readers and lists for each grade level. We also have lists of books for all ages below. There are also readalike lists for some of your favorite books.



All lists are compiled by Missouri River Regional Library staff. If you have any suggestions for other lists please contact Angie Bayne, Children's Librarian, at or 634-6064 x.253.


The Familiars


  The Familiars by Jay Epstein


2013 Missouri Building Block Picture Book Nominees

  I’m Bored by Michael Ian Black

When a bored girl meets a potato who finds children tedious, she tries to prove him wrong by demonstrating all of the things they can do, from turning cartwheels to using their imaginations.


Young Fredle

  Young Fredle by Cynthia Voigt

Fredle, a young mouse cast out of his home, faces dangers and predators outside, makes some important discoveries and allies, and learns the meaning of freedom as he struggles to return home.


2013-2014 Show Me Award Nominees

  Painter and Ugly written and illustrated by Robert Blake

Painter and Ugly, two sled dogs who are inseparable best friends, are put on different teams for the Junior Iditarod, but they manage to find their way back to one another for the big race.



Smile by Raina Telgemeier


The Indian in the Cupboard

  The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks

A nine-year-old boy receives a plastic Indian, a cupboard, and a little key for his birthday and finds himself involved in adventure when the Indian comes to life in the cupboard and befriends him.