Youth Services Reading Recommendations: 2nd Through 7th Grade

If your child is struggling to figure out what to read next, let your librarians suggest books based on their interests. Librarians have many resources to provide reading recommendations (called “readers’ advisory” in library jargon).

Fill out this form and get personalized book recommendations from one of our Youth Services librarians!

How does it work?

  • Fill out the form below to give us a little information about your child’s reading tastes.
  • Your personal librarian will assemble a list of book titles and authors based on the information you provide.
  • You will receive a list of recommendations via email within 5-7 business days.
  • If you want to try one of the recommendations, let us know and we’ll reserve it for you! You’ll be notified when it’s ready for pickup.

If you’d rather search on your own, the Library offers access to NoveList K-8, a database that provides summaries and reviews for all types of books, as well as “read-alike” and series lists. You will need your Crete library card number and PIN to access NoveList K-8.

If you’re looking for material for your child 6 years old and under, please visit this form.

Recommendations are made based on the answers provided in the form. Satisfaction will, of course, vary. If you’d like different recommendations, let us know what you liked or didn’t like on your personalized list, and we’ll provide new suggestions. You can email us at or call 708-672-8017.