Photo of some of the most popular early literacy items at scfpl in 2023

Animals, nature, and kindness were the main themes of this year’s most popular early childhood lists. There’s a wide variety here; old classics show up alongside new popular titles, dinosaurs show up alongside books on friendship, and books with built-in audio players steal the show. Here are the details:

Fiction picture books:

Non-fiction picture books:

Picture books with audio players:

Beginning Readers:

And finally, the most popular kits at SCFPL this year:

What were the biggest surprises? What would you like to see here next year?