Children’s Book Recommendations

Looking for a great new children’s book? The Atheneum has partnered with BookLetters giving our patrons an easy way to stay current with the latest in web-based reading recommendations. Through the BookLetters website, you can take advantage of the following services:

  • Recommendations are provided through Book Lists, web-based lists of best-selling and award-winning books for children. Each Book List entry includes a picture of the book cover, a description of its contents, and a link to CLAMS, the Atheneum’s online catalog, making it convenient to check out the books that interest you online. See the Book Lists for children below.
  • In addition, you can keep current by signing up for e-Newsletters. Select children’s Book Lists are available through e-Newsletters sent on a monthly basis. The e-Newsletters will include all the information in the web-based Book Lists and allow you to reserve or check out featured books right from your email. Book Lists available via e-Newsletter are also listed below.
  • Finally, BookLetters hosts the Nantucket Atheneum Monthly Newsletter featuring happenings at the library and timely notices of upcoming programs and events including children’s programs.

Sign-up online for the Nantucket Atheneum Monthly Newsletter or any of the Book List e-newsletters in one easy step.

And when you visit the Weezie Library, a Book List binder with printed lists is kept behind the children’s desk, offering both topic and series lists.  Whether you’re looking for a princess story, a book about shapes and colors, or the name of the fifth Harry Potter book, we can help you find it!


Available through e-NEWSLETTERS (sent monthly):

Nantucket Atheneum Lists:

New York Times Best Selling Children’s Book Lists:

Award winning children’s books: