Boston Public Library
Circulating Items
Margret and H.A. Rey Children's Room
First Floor, Johnson Building, Central Library

Most of the items in the Children's Room can be checked out. Visit the BPL's online catalog to see everything available at the Children's Room.

Board Books — Cardboard books for very young children

Picture Books — Storybooks for young children; the words and pictures work together to tell the story

Picture Books/CD Sets

Big (Picture) Books — Oversized picture books; teachers and librarians use these for storytimes

Beginning/Easy Readers — Chapter Books for readers who are just beginning to learn to read

Fiction Books — Stories created by a writer's imagination; also called chapter books

Series Fiction — A set of chapter books about the same characters or places, like Goosebumps and Bailey School Kids

Folklore & Fairy Tales — Stories from different peoples around the world about their culture's beliefs, heroes, monsters, and magic

Nonfiction Books — Books with factual information about people, places, things, ideas

Bilingual — Books written in both English and another language such as Spanish

Holiday — Fiction, non-fiction and picture books about various holidays

World Language — See the list of language collections at the Central Library

CDs and DVDs for Children