Grade Level Reading Lists

One of the most common questions from kids and parents is for recommendations based on grade level. Here are our recommendations for grades one through six.

Homework Help K-6

Online tools to help tackle elementary school homework.

Explore Homework Help

Learning Tools

Learn a language, explore careers, practice tests and more.

Browse Learning Tools

Blog Posts

CADL youth librarians are your partner in nurturing your love of reading.

We're gearing up to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 - the first manned mission to land on the Moon! Although women have made significant contributions to STEM fields, much of what's been done has been overlooked, making many of these career paths seem unattainable to previous generations. In celebration of this historic anniversary and of women everywhere here is a list of titles celebrating women in STEM and space!
Don’t let library fines stop you from enjoying summer reading at Capital Area District Libraries! From June 1 through August 31, CADL cardholders under the age of 18 can join our Read Off Fines program to erase up to $10 of fines from their account.
Join Capital Area District Libraries in our mission to get our community reading and defeat the dreaded “Summer Slide.” This reading challenge runs from June 7 to Aug. 10 and is packed with fun-filled events and great prizes. Blast off to your nearest library or read on to explore Summer Reading!
In this age of electronics, many parents worry that their children have checked out of society. Hours seem to be spent glued to a screen, and interaction with live people becomes a low priority. Then someone tells you, “Games can be educational,” and all you can think is “Really?!” Trust me, the right games can be educational in ways that you would never expect.
The Reader's Roundtable Podcast is back! The ladies discuss comfort faves and CADL's Winter is for the Birds Reading Program.

All CADL Kids Blog Posts

Upcoming Events

Modern Pop Art & Collage Workshop (All ages)

Monday Jul 22, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm Haslett Create your own collage masterpiece with artist Michael Albert. Participants must be able to stay focused for two hours and use scissors independently. Young children need an adult helper. Limited to first 50 people to arrive, including helpers. Sponsored by the Friends of the Haslett Library. 
Read More

Baby Storytime (Ages up to 2)

Tuesday Jul 23, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am South Lansing Stories, songs and movement for our youngest readers and their caregivers Read More
More Kids Events

Staff Picks

Rose M. Recommends

Creepy Carrots
A wonderfully read book and the readers voice is remarkable. Not too scary but just right! I love carrots just not as much as Jasper Rabbit.
Read More

Jeff A. Recommends

To the Copper Country
Mihaela is a 11 year old girl struggling to find her way in a new land while missing her extended family back home.  Going by this description you could say this is a immigrant story about...
Read More
More Picks for Kids