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The electronic translation service on Surrey Libraries' website is hosted by Google Translate. The quality of the translation may vary in some of the languages offered by Google. The goal of the basic translation is to capture the general intention of the original English material.

Surrey Libraries cannot guarantee the quality, accuracy, or completeness of any translated information.  Before you act on translated information, we encourage you to confirm any facts that are important to you and the decisions you make.

The City of Surrey offers interpretation services at all its facilities. If you have a question about the material you read on the Surrey Libraries website, we encourage you to contact Surrey Libraries to discuss it.  You can also contact the City of Surrey at 604-591-4011 to receive interpretation support.

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Great Books for Kids

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Browse all of our great bookslists for kids.

Reading Lists by Grade

Surrey Schools' Book of the Year

Each year, Surrey students read and vote for their favourite teacher-librarian nominated titles in this popular student's choice book award program of the Surrey Schools. Students in participating Surrey schools vote in May.

This Year's Nominees

Previous Years' Winning Titles

Accessible Books

CELA Kids & Teens — The Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) provides accessible books for kids with a print disability. Register with CELA, or contact our READ-Ability department to learn more.

Award Winning Books

Browse for award winning books at the library

(Mostly!) American Children's Awards
Awards given by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) in the US, including the popular Caldecott and Newbery Awards.

Canadian Children's Awards
A long index of awards given to Canadian children’s books, including Governor General’s awards. Compiled by the Canadian Children's Book Centrep>

Red Cedar Award
BC young reader's choice award for Canadian fiction and non-fiction.  Many Surrey schools participate.

Young Reader's Choice Awards (YRCA)
Pacific Northwest Library Association (PNLA) award in 3 age categories.

Get ready for kindergarten with these best 100 books!

Surrey Libraries has great eBooks and eAudiobooks for K-12!

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