The New Jersey State Library is pleased to bring you book lists which librarians can use to fill gaps in their collections, purchase new books, create special displays, or distribute to their communities.

The lists are also available for download in pdf format. To view the lists in this format, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Book Lists

African-American Bibliography
Best YA Books (According to New Jersey Librarians)
Find Your Fantasy
Graphic Novels
Historical Fiction - Civil War Era
Historical Fiction - The Medieval World
Latino Literature
New Jersey Books


Read Alikes

If you like Alice Hoffman...

If you like Because of Winn-Dixie...
If you like Harry Potter...
If you like Lemony Snicket...
If you like Weetzie Bat...


Featured List
Pick of the Decade:

The Best Books for Children Grades K-8

NJSL would like to thank the following people for compiling this comprehensive list:

Susan Fichtelberg
Woodbridge Public Library

Bonnie Kunzel
New Jersey State Library

Pat Vasilik
Clifton Public Library