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Summer Reading   |   Read-a-likes    |    Genre Reading    |    Read-a-long    |    Reading Beyond


NEW! digital books for young readers

Scholastic BookFlix is an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.

Access Bookflix here

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What should I read next?


Fill out this form and we'll email you a list of 3 to 4 books selected just for you.

Please allow at least 3 days for our librarians to compile a list of books for you.


Thanks for your request. You will receive an email with a list of librarian-recommended books in 3 to 4 days.


Tenafly Public Schools Summer Reading Lists

  • Click on the image of the booklist you want to view.

  • Once you find a book you want to request, click on "View in Library Catalog". You will see all available formats of the book - traditional paper book, CDbook, ebook, digital audio.

  • Have your library card handy. Click on "Place Request" to reserve a copy in the format you want.

  • Call the library at 201-568-8680, if you need help.

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If you liked one of these books, try others on the list with similar characteristics.


Questions?  Contact Children's Librarian, Latricia Markle at 201-568-8680 or send an email to

Read-a-Long books for pre-readers and emerging readers


Just push a button and listen!

​These read-a-long books enable children to listen to an audio recording directly from a printed book – no computer, no tablet, no phone.  The books have an audio reader attached to the front cover of the book,  controlled by a push button, which allows your child to listen and read along.  

Questions?  Contact Children'sLibrarian, Latricia Markle at 201-568-8680 or send an email to


Genre Reading for children in grades 2 to 5

Click on one of the genres below. 

Genre of the month club 2019 - 2020


  • Adventure - action & excitement, element  of danger, lead character is often clever

  • Animal Stories - fact books and stories

  • Biography - the story of a notable person's life written by another person (autobiography self-written account)

  • DIY & Crafting - Do It Yourself (DIY) - learn to make it on your own

  • Fantasy - magic or other supernatural elements as a main theme or setting

  • Graphic Novels - a novel in comic form

  • Historical Fiction - a story set in a real time in history - may be based on real people and events

  • Humor - a made up story written to make a reader laugh

  • Poetry - collections of poems from one poet and anthologies of poems from several poets

  • Science Fiction - includes descriptions of science and technology (real or made up) of the future

Questions?  Contact Children's Librarian, Latricia Markle at 201-568-8680 or send an email to


Reading Beyond

Content appropriate books for children reading beyond grade level.

Questions?  Contact Children's Librarian, Latricia Markle at 201-568-8680 or send an email to