Kids Reading Outdoor

BBBS Lending Library

 

Books for Teens

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Between the Lines

Nikki Grimes

Age: 12-17
Pages: 224
diversity, poetry, coming of age, coping with challenges

Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America

Various Authors

Age: 13-18
Pages: 416
Black, self-esteem, LGBTQ

Black Girl Magic: A Poem

Mahogany L. Browne

Age: 13-18
Pages: 40
Black, poetry, self-esteem, women, inspiration

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Booked

Kwame Alexander

Age:10-15
Pages: 314
sport, friendship, love of reading, relationships

The Boy in the Black Suit

Jason Reynolds

Age: 13-18
Pages: 272 pages
relationships, coping with loss, coping with challenges

The Crossover

Kwame Alexander

Age: 10-18
Pages: 218 pages
sports, basketball, inspiration, family

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Fat Angie

E. Charlton-Trujillo

Age: 13-18
Pages: 264
coming of  age, LGBTQ, self-esteem

For Every One

Jason Reynolds

Age: 10-18
Pages:112
dreams, inspiration

Fresh Ink

Various Authors

Age: 13-18
Pages: 187
stories, social justice

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Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World

Sarah Prager and Zoe More O'Ferrall

Age: 13-18
Pages: 259
LGBTQ

Rebound

Kwame Alexander

Age: 10-15
Pages: 416
Black, sports, basketball, jazz, grandparents, family

Star-Crossed

Barbra Dee

Age: 11-16
Pages: 304
LGBTQ, coming of age

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Symptoms of Being Human

Jeff Garvin

Age: 13-18
Pages: 352
LGBTQ, bullying

The Stars Beneath Our Feet

David Barclay Moore

Age: 10-15
Pages: 304
coping with loss, family, coming of age

Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina

Michaela DePrince with Elaine DePrince

Age: 13-18
Pages: 256
Black, ballet

Learn More
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Who Am I Without Him?

Sharon Flake

Age: 13-18
Pages: 168
Black, relationships, self-esteem, diversity

145th Street: Short Stories

Walter Dean Myers

Age: 12-15
Pages: 208
Black, relationships, self-esteem, diversity

 

Books for Middle Readers

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Comics Squad #1: Recess!

Jeniffer Holm

Age: 7-12
Graphic Novel - 133 pages
love of reading, friends

The Ethan I was Before

Ali Standish

Age: 11-14
Pages: 352
love, loss, sports

Flying Lessons & Other Stories

Various Authors

Age: 8-12
Pages: 240
stories, inspiration, self-esteem, friendship

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Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life

Ashley Bryan

Age: 8-12
Picture Book
African American, slavery, history

Funny Girl: Funniest. Stories. Ever.

Various Authors

Age: 10-13
Pages: 205
stories, women

Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women

Catherine Timmesh

Age: 9-14
Pages: 106
women, inspiration, positive role models

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Hoop Kings

Charles R. Smith Jr

Ages 8-12
Pages: 40
basketball, rap, poetry

Little Cat's Luck

Marion Dane Bauer

Age: 8-12
Pages: 240
self-esteem, persistence

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History

Vashti Harrison

Age:7-12
Pages: 96
Black, women, inspiration, positive role models

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The Lotterys Plus One

Emma Donoghue

Age: 8-12
Pages: 303
family, communication, interaction, coping with memory loss, grandparents

Lumberjanes #1: Beware the Kitten Holy

Noelle Stevenson

Age: 9-12
Pages: 128
women, inspiration, positive role models

Mangoes, Mischief, and Tales of Friendship: Stories from India

Chitra Soundar

Age: 7-9 years
Pages: 179
stories, persistence, creativity, South Asia

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Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes

Juan Felipe Herrera and Raul Colón

Age:8-12 years
Pages: 96
Hispanic, Latinx, women, inspiration, positive role models

Princess Princess Ever After

Katie O'Neill

Age: 7-12
Pages: 56
coping with challenges, self-esteem

Unstoppable

Art Coulsen

Age: 6-10
Picture book
Native American, sports, history, coping with challenges

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Us, in Progress: Short Stories About Young Latinos

Lulu Delacre

Age: 8-12
Pages: 256
stories, Latinx, diversity

We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices

Various Authors

Age:12-18
Pages: 88
stories, poems, social justice

Women in Science

Rachel Ignotofsky

Age: 10-18
Pages: 127
women, inspiration, positive role models

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Women in Sports

Rachel Ignotofsky

Age: 10-18
Pages: 127
Keywords: sports, women, inspiration, positive role models

 

Books for Early Readers

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Always Remember

Cece Meng

Age: 4-9
Picture Book
Keywords: Coping with death/loss

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And Tango Makes Three

Justin Richardson

Age:4-9
Picture Book
LGBTQ, diversity, families

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Everett Anderson's Goodbye

Lucille Clifton

Age: 4-9
Picture Book
Keywords: coping with death/loss

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Firebird

Misty Copeland

Age:5-8
Picture book
Black, ballet, inspiration, women

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How Chipmunk Got His Stripes

Joseph Burchac

Age: 4-9
Picture book
Native American, folk tales

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I'll Always Love You

Hans Wilhelm

Age: 3-7
Picture Book
coping with death/loss

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In the Sea

David Elliot

Age: 4-9
Picture Book
poems, diversity, social behavior

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It's Okay to be Different

Todd Parr

Age: 3-7
Picture Book
diversity

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My Family, Your Family

Lisa Bullard

Age: 4-9
Picture Book
families, diversity

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Neither

Arlie Anderson

Age: 4-8
Picture Book

diversity

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The People Could Fly

Virginia Hamilton and Leo & Diane Dillon

Age: 4-9
Picture Book
Black, stories

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The Remember Balloons

Jessie Oliveros

Age: 4-9
Picture Book
grandparents, coping with memory loss

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Seven Blind Mice

Ed Young

Age: 3-7
Picture Book
beginner readers, the whole is bigger than the part

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Shaking Things Up

Susan Hood

Age: 4-9
Pages: 40
poems, inspiration, self-esteem, women

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She Persisted

Chelsea Clinton

Age: 4-10
Picture book
women, inspiration, positive role models

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When I Feel Sad

Cornelia Maude Spelman

Age: 4-6
Picture Book
feeling

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Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears

Verna Aardema

Age: 4-9
Picture Book
African, folk tales, Black

 

Games

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Bananagrams

improve reading skills

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Jungle Speed Safari

relationship building

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Kahuna

strategy

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Laser Chess

strategy

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Rush Hour

strategy

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Rhino Hero

teambuilding

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Sequence

Strategy

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Stowaway 52

decision making, reading

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Super Genius Addition

addition skills

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Switch Pitch Ball

physical activity, fidget

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Tally Ho!

strategy

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Toss & Catch Game

physical activity, fidget

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Mag-O-Mag

trust

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Super Genius Reading

reading skills

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7,8,9

math skills

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Goblet

strategy

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Brix

strategy

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Jump Ship

decision making/reading

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Snap Circuits 3D

STEM, logic

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Snap Circuits Motion

STEM, logic

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I Know Coping Skills

mental health

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I Know Positive Self Esteem

mental health

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Ungame Kids

communication

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Ungame Teens

communication

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Ungame Family

communication

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Feelings Detective

mental health, communincation

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I Feel Angry When

communication, conflict resolution,  mental health

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Ice Breaker Thumb Ball

communication, relationship building

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Who Are You? Thumb Ball

communication, relationship building

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Best, Worst, First Thumb Ball

communication, relationship building

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Emotion Mania Thumb Ball

communication, relationship building

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Who Are You? Thumb Ball

communication, relationship building

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Empathy Thumb Ball

communication, relationship building

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XL Traffic Jam

strategy

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Let's Talk! A Conversation Game

communication, mental health