The Leaping Lizard Committee is a group of Cypress Fairbanks librarians that select 10 books each year for the Leaping Lizard List. The books that are chosen are targeted for pre-kindergarten through 2nd grade students. 


Specific considerations for the list include:
  • Picture Books aimed towards pre-kindergarten to 2nd grade
  • Copyright less than 3 years old, counting back from current year's fall semester (Example:  Current Fall semester equals 2018, so years in consideration would be 2018, 2017, and 2016.)
  • Variety of genres (Examples:  Poetry, Non Fiction, and Fiction)
  • Multicultural or Bilingual
  • Excellent read-aloud quality
  • Potential for curriculum enhancement
  • Enjoyment by children