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Reading Lists
Adventure Tales

Bring exciting tales to life in the pages of these books for preschoolers and early readers. From animal friends to robots, explorers to secret agents, these adventu ...
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Animal Tales

Some memorable books from your childhood often feature special relationships between humans and animals, which taught some very important lessons about love, friends ...
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Aquatic Adventurer

The ocean is fascinating, terrifying, and full of wonder. You and your undersea adventurer can explore the ocean with these great books featuring all things aquatic!



By the Sea

Disappear into cool, crystal-blue water, letting the ocean waves drown out the worries of life and wash away all that icky sweat with these YA ocean-inspired books! ...
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Community Matters

We’re all in this together! These books explore adult friendships and how kindness and compassion can leave a lasting impression on individuals and their community.



Fun with Friends

Young readers can join in on the fun with books that teach the importance of working together toward a common goal and the power of friendship.



Mansfield Adult Summer Library Book List

Check out this list of Adult Fiction and Nonfiction books that can send you on a fantasy adventure. All titles listed are located at the Mansfield Free Public Library.



Mansfield Children's Summer Library Book List

Check out this list of Juvenile Fiction and Nonfiction books that can send you on a fantasy adventure. All titles listed are located at the Mansfield Free Public Library.



Mansfield Pre K Summer Library Book List

Check out this list of Picture and Nonfiction books that can send you on a fantasy adventure. All titles listed are located at the Mansfield Free Public Library.



Mansfield Teen Summer Library Book List

Check out this list of Teen Fiction and Nonfiction books that can send you on a fantasy adventure. All titles listed are located at the Mansfield Free Public Library.



Nature Seekers

Introduce young readers to the natural world, travel, conservation, and other adventures while they engage with these exciting stories told by a fun cast of characters.



Ocean Tales

Learning about the ocean is super fun for kids thanks to the amazingly diverse nature of marine life and environments. The ocean books in this list include fun fictional stories for kids of all ages.



Seas the Day

Cast your net over these books and sea what you might uncover in one of these books!



Sharing and Caring

Engage preschoolers with picture books that feature characters playing, sharing, and celebrating diversity while building a strong foundation for reading.



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Tales of Tails

Do your favorite animals have tails? Travel to the jungle, the sea, the forest, and more to meet all sorts of animals!



Tall Tales

These stories mix fact and fiction together to create an exaggerated story of an actual event. Can you see the truth in these tall tales?



Timeless Mythology

Mythology forms the backbone of all the cultures in the world. They are also fun and highly entertaining, and their continuing relevance is evident in the fact that ...
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Travel, Intrigue, & Adventure

These books will capture the imagination of adult readers, with a mix of genres and voices.



United We Stand

Divided We Fall, United We Stand: a diverse range of stories about friendship, acceptance, and real-world issues important to teens.



Wild and Free

A diverse range of stories about friendship, acceptance, adventure, and nature geared toward the YA reader.



Birth to 12 Months

Start early and raise a book lover by reading to newborns. These hand-selected books are designed for babies birth to 12 months including durable board books and colorful pictures.



12 to 24 Months

Help young children develop a love for reading that will last a lifetime.  Read these fun books about animals and rhymes to your young one and watch their imagination grow.



2 to 3 Year Olds

Encourage your toddler to read with exciting books that span from simple picture books to more elaborate stories. Watch your child grow into a lifetime book lover.



4 to 5 Year Olds

Prepare your child for school by exposing them to reading at a young age. This book list is designed for 4 to 5 year olds as they prepare to enter kindergarten.