PPS Best Books 2022

Did you know that reading as little as five books over the summer months helps kids and teens retain the skills they learned during the school year? Luckily, it’s been a banner year for youth literature! Pittsburgh Public Schools released its top reads of 2022 for students entering kindergarten through Grade 12. View the complete lists here or check out some of my favorite K-5 titles below.

You can find copies of all these titles through Carnegie Library catalog. Be sure to ask about Summer Reading when you visit a branch near you!  

You can sign up for a free library card here. If you are new to our eResources, check out these tutorial videos on how to get started.

Looking for a good book, album, movie or TV show? We’re happy to recommend them to you! Use this Personalized Recommendations form to send us some information about what you like and we’ll curate a list just for you.

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Embarrassed about gathering watercress from a roadside ditch, a girl learns to appreciate her Chinese heritage after learning why the plant is so important to her parents. You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby.