Please use the lists below as a starting point for recommendations. Children in the same grade level often have different interests and reading skills, so please choose books that your child enjoys regardless of the grade level category we've placed them in.
Need help selecting books for your child? Book Bundles are for you! Fill out this form to have a Book Bundle selected for you by one of our staff members based on your child's likes and dislikes! An NHCPL staff member will select up to 5 Young Adult Items or up to 10 Children's Items for you to pick up at the location of your choice.
North Carolina Public Schools' READ NC summer reading initiative is based on Lexile measures reported in a student's end-of-grade test results.
1. Go to North Carolina's Lexile Find-a-Book site
2. Enter the child’s Lexile measure.
3. Have the child select interest categories
4. View and refine the search results
5. Print the child’s custom reading list
Main Library & Law Library
201 Chestnut Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
Northeast Regional Library
1241 Military Cutoff Road
Wilmington, NC 28405
Pine Valley Library
3802 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28412
Pleasure Island Library
1401 N. Lake Park Boulevard
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
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