Books for all ages
When you join your child to the library, you are giving them access to a world of information and enjoyment.
If you need help finding a book or have questions about suitable books for your child's age or reading level, please feel free to ask us for help.
These are especially suitable as first books for babies and toddlers. Their cover is very hard and strong & they only have a few strong thick pages.
Children's Picture books (CP)
Children's Picture books have pictures or illustrations on every page, telling the story through images that are accompanied with a few lines of text.
Children's Literacy kits (CL)
Children's Literacy kits come in a variety of reading levels & are great for helping children learning to read - to develop confidence in their reading skills.
Children's Easy reader books (CE)
Children's Easy reader books are geared towards children who are just beginning to read. They include books with pictures & text and short chapter books.
Children's Fiction (CF)
Children's Fiction this collection is made up of longer novels with themes and language suitable for middle to upper primary ages.
Teen Fiction (T)
Teen books use more sophisticated language and cover themes that are appropriate for teenagers and young adults.
Teen Culture (TC)
The Teen Culture collection is made up of non-fiction books which reflect subjects, themes and issues that are relevant for today's teens and young adults.
Graphic Novels (GN)
Graphic Novels are a type of comic book, where the story is told with comic strip pictures and text.
Kids in need of good reads?
Access the Library Catalogue and reserve a book by the following recommended authors for Primary School kids.
- Roald Dahl
- Andy Griffiths
- Paul Jennings
- Margaret Clark
- Morris Gleitzman
- Jackie French
- Anthony Horowitz
- Jeff Kinney
- Emily Rodda
- Rick Riordan
- Megan McDonald
- Dav Pilkey
- Tony DiTerlizzi
- Robin Klein
View reviews of the latest Children's Book Council of Australia short-listed books here: Book Week Reviews 2016(84 kb)
Each year Marion Libraries participates in the Summer Reading Club.
This summer discover heroes, villans, sidekicks and more. Unleash your imagination. Get ready for action. Participate in the Summer Reading Club online for the chance to win great prizes by registering from 1 December 2016 to 31 January 2017.
- Find out more on the Summer Reading Club website.
Websites with a focus on reading
Children’s Book Council of Australia
The Children’s Book Council of Australia website features Australian authors and illustrators and books for children and young people.
Children's Book Sequels
Find links on the Children's Book Sequels website to the next book in a favourite series and visit author websites.
Premier’s Reading Challenge
The Premier's Reading Challenge website provides information about this annual event as well as lists of diverse and interesting books appropriate for Reception to Year 12 students. Use the Marion Library Service PRC reading lists to help you easily find books on the list that you want to read.
Raising Literacy Australia
Reading aloud to your child from the time he or she is a baby is the single most important activity you can do to help your child develop the skills they will need to learn to read and write. You'll find books, activities and competitions on The Raising Literacy Australia website, so take a look!
Read Kiddo Read
An initiative of high profile American author, James Patterson, the Read Kiddo Read website website offers suggestions for books for children 0 to 10 years and over that the author guarantees "will turn them into lifelong readers".
Who Next..? is an interactive online tool designed to help parents, teachers and librarians in schools and public libraries to encourage children and young people to read more widely, by suggesting authors they might enjoy. The tool can be used to guide children who have already enjoyed stories by one writer to find others who write in a similar way. Just log in with your Marion Library card number and explore.