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Children's Literature

Guide to several aspects of children's literature, including award winning, multicultural, folklore, etc.

Level 3 Books


ESL List Level 3 

Books available through Phoenix Public Library E-card Electronic Access

Montgomery, Lucy Maud       Anne of Green Gables :  in a variety of formats:

Hesse, Karen                           Music of Dolphins : overdrive will have it soon; recently purchased

MacLachlan, Patricia              Sarah, Plain and Tall :

Standiford, Natalie                 How to Say Goodbye in Robot : not available

Christie, Agatha                      And Then There Were None :

Latham, Jean Lee                    Carry on, Mr. Bowditch : not available

Lofting, Hugh                         Story of Doctor Dolittle  : a variety of formats:            

Alexie, Sherman                      Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian :

Dalgliesh, Alice                       The Courage of Sarah Noble : not available

Stevens, Carla                         Lily and Miss Liberty : not available       

Twain, Mark,                           The Prince and the Pauper : a variety of formats:

Steinbeck, John                       Of Mice and Men :

Bishop, Claire Huchet             Ten and Twenty   : not available        

Christie, Agatha                      Murder on the Orient Express  :

Tak, Bibi Dumon                    Mikis and the Donkey : not available

Barnhill, Kelly Regan             The Girl Who Drank the Moon :

Lenski, Lois                            Strawberry Girl :

Twain, Mark,                           The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn : a variety of formats:

Cooney, Caroline B.               The Face on the Milk Carton :

Perez, Ashley Hope                Out of Darkness : not available

Sachar, Louis                          Holes

Christie, Agatha                      Death on the Nile :

Lowry, Lois                            Number the Stars :

Walker, Alice                          The Color Purple :

Smith, Betty                            Joy in the Morning : not available

Condie, Ally                           Matched :

Ullman, James Ramsey           Banner in the Sky : not available

White, E.B.                             Charlotte’s Web : only available in audio, strangely -

Coerr, Eleanor                         Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes  :

McSwigan, Marie                    Snow Treasure : not available

Wister, Owen                          The Virginian :

Bunting, Eve SOS                   Titanic   : not available          

Plain Girl by Virginia Sorensen : not available

The Big Wave by Pearl S. Buck: not available

The Cabin Faced West by Jean Fritz  :

The Chalk Box Kid by Clyde Robert Bulla : not available

Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis :

Jade Dragon by Carolyn Marsden and Virginia Shin-Mui Loh : not available

The Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson by Bette Bao Lord : only available in audio:


Level 2 List


Wenzel, Brendan                    They all Saw A Cat 

Barnett, Mac                            Sam and Dave Dig a Hole 

Yorinks, Arthur                       Hey, Al 

Kunhardt, Edith                      Pompeii ...  Buried Alive! 

Klassen, Jon                            This is Not My Hat 

Bunting, Eve                           Smoky Night 

Monjo, F. N.                           The Drinking Gourd 

Brenner,  Barbara                    Wagon Wheels 

Khan, Rukhsana                      Big Red Lollipop 

Murphy, Frank                        Ben Franklin and the Magic Squares  

Lobel, Arnold                           Frog and Toad Are Friends 

Stine, R. L.                              A Shocker on Shock Street 

Udry, Janice May                    A Tree is Nice 

Bell, Cece                                El Deafo 

Sepetys, Ruta                         Between Shades of Gray   

Santat, Dan                               The Adventure of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend       

Warner, Gertrude Chandler    The Boxcar Children


Phoenix Public Library Ecard

From the Phoenix Public Library:

eCard Registration


Phoenix and other Maricopa County residents can now get immediate 24/7 access to Phoenix Public Library's online services, including:

  • Bestselling eBooks and eAudiobooks from Greater Phoenix Digital Library, Axis 360 and hoopla
  • Music and movies from Freegal and hoopla
  • A wide variety of research databases
  • Great eLearning tools like Universal Class, Rocket Languages, and LearningExpressLibrary

Complete the online application to get your eCard number now. If you already have a Phoenix Public Library card, you do not need an eCard. Your current library card number can be used to access online resources and place holds.

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