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Edward B. Shallow Library: Brooklyn Public Library

Welcome to the Brooklyn Public Library Reading Recommendations Page!

Click on the images in the boxes for lists of recommended titles.


If You Like Smile...

Popular Fantasy Series

Books Made Into Movies


Historical Fiction


Series Recommendations

Books by Latinx Authors

Novels in Verse

Realistic Fiction

Short Stories

Ancient Civilizations

How to Access the BPL Books Recommended on This Page

To view the lists of recommendations on this page, find a list you want to see, then click on the image in the box.

To access all the books on the lists, simply follow the directions below:

  1. Apply for an e-card from BPL.  Click here for the application
  2. Download the Libby app to any device.  See below for directions to download Libby to your computer

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Thank You!

The lists on this page were created in collaboration with School Librarians Melissa Ahart (M.S. 51) and Andrea Swenson (East Side Community School).



Videogamers & Minecrafters

If you Like Wonder...

Native American Authors & Characters

It's Not Easy Being Different ...

Self Help Recommendations


If You Like Diary of a Wimpy Kid...




Black History - Fiction & Nonfiction



Butterfly Stitch by Michelle L., Class 728

Science Fiction

Nonfiction Animal Books

Fiction for Animal Lovers

If You Like Percy Jackson...

Anti-Racist Books

Sports/Realistic Fiction

Cookbooks & Food

Magic...Action...Just Plain Fun