Reading

Elementary/Middle School

eBooks for Kids: Collection of eBook websites for elementary students.

Notable Children’s Books: Annual list compiled by ALA/Association for Library Service to Children.

Books for Boys

Children’s Books: 100 titles for reading and sharing: annual list compiled by librarians at New York Public Library.

Children’s Graphic Novels Core Collection: List compiled by ALA/Association for Library Service to Children.

International Children’s Digital Library: Free children’s e-books in many languages.

KidLitosphere Central: Bloggers in children’s and young adult literature.

ReadKiddoRead: James Patterson’s site dedicated to making kids readers for life.

Series and Sequels: List of titles (in order) for children’s series books.

Worlds of Words: International collection of children’s and adolescent literature.

Middle/High School

Best Books for Young Adults: Compiled by ALA/Young Adult Library Services Association.

Best Fiction for Young Adults: Fiction titles recommended for ages 12 to 18.

Great Graphic Novels for Teens: Recommended graphic novels and illustrated nonfiction for those ages 12 to 18.

KidLitosphere Central: Bloggers in children’s and young adult literature.

Outstanding Books for the College Bound: Compiled by ALA/Young Adult Library Services Association.

Popular Paperbacks for Teens: Lists on a variety of themes and genres to encourage young adults to read for pleasure.

Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers: Compiled by ALA/Young Adult Library Services Association.

Reading Rants!: Out of the ordinary teen booklists!

ReadKiddoRead: James Patterson’s site dedicated to making kids readers for life.

Series and Sequels: List of titles (in order) for young adult series books.

Teen Book Lists: Compiled by Austin Public Library

Teenreads.com: Information and features about YA favorite authors, books, series and characters.

Worlds of Words: International collection of children’s and adolescent literature.

YALSA’s Readers’ Choice Booklists: Lists of must-read YA titles in a number of genre categories.

YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten: A “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books.

General

The Reading Room: Links to resources including book reviews, lists and articles for children, teens and adults.

Book Awards

Alex Awards: Given annually to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults.

Caldecott Medal: Awarded annually by the ALA Association for Library Service to Children to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

Coretta Scott King Award: Given to African American authors and illustrators for outstanding inspirational and educational contributions, these titles promote understanding and appreciation of the culture of all peoples and their contribution to the realization of the American dream of a pluralistic society.

Margaret A. Edwards Award: Honors an author, as well as a specific body of his or her work, for significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature.

Massachusetts Book Awards:  Annual list of important works of Massachusetts fiction, nonfiction, poetry & children’s literature published in the previous year.

Michael L. Printz Award: Given annually for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.

Newbery Medal: awarded annually by the ALA Association for Library Service to Children to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

Pura Belpre Award: Presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.

Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal: Awarded annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished informational book.

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award: Given annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers.

William C. Morris YA Debut Award: Honors a debut book by a first-time author writing for teens.

YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults: Honors the best nonfiction book for young adults.

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