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100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know



The New York Public Library's list is right on target. It includes cover art and annotations.


Book Lists - Hearing from Teachers (Elementary Level)



These booklists have been included in the National Council of Teachers of English publications or have been compiled from recommendations by teachers on NCTE listservs. Lists include: Books to Start Kindergarten, Books for Kindergarten, and Proven Titles to Engage "Reluctant/Struggling" Readers.


Book Lists - Hearing from Teachers (Middle Level)



These booklists have been included in the National Council of Teachers of English publications or have been compiled from recommendations by teachers on NCTE listservs. Lists include: "Clean" Young Adult Literature, Math-related Young Adult Literature, Picture Books for Middle School Read Alouds, The Coolest Classics You Never Heard Of, From Laughter to Tears: YA Literature That Runs the Gamut of Emotions, and more.


Caldecott Medal



From the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), the Caldecott Medal honors the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. Includes lists from 1938 to present.


Children's Book Review



Book reviews categorized by age groups: Ages 2 to 4, Ages 3 to 8, Ages 6 to 10, Ages 7 and up. The reviewer is Peter Neumeyer, Ph.D., a Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at San Diego State University.


Children's Notable Lists



Each year the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) identifies the best of the best in children's books. Includes lists from 1996 to present.


Choice Booklists



The International Reading Association provides three annotated Choices lists from 1998 to the present. Children's Choices is cosponsored by the Children's Book Council. The list includes brief reviews of approximately 100 titles, each of which has been recommended by children themselves. Teachers' Choices identifies approximately 30 books rated by teams of teachers, librarians, and reading specialists as outstanding for curriculum use. Young Adults' Choices provides descriptions of approximately 30 books selected by teenage reviewers.


Cooperative Children's Book Center Bibliographies and Book Lists



This site at the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has an extremely comprehensive collection of booklists, divided by each grade level, from preschoolers through high school age readers, and by subject, including books about peace and justice, sports, grief and loss, writers and writing, wordless books, books about labor, toy stories, books that have won awards, and lots of other subjects. If you prefer graphic novels, there is a list of recommended titles here.


Coretta Scott King Award



The Coretta Scott King Award is presented annually by the Coretta Scott King Task Force of the American Library Association's Ethnic Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT). Recipients are authors and illustrators of African descent whose distinguished books promote an understanding and appreciation of the "American Dream." Includes winners from 1970 to present.


Database of Award-Winning Children's Literature



Created by Librarian Lisa R. Bartle this database allows users to create tailored reading lists of quality children's literature or to find out if a book has won one of the indexed awards. DAWCL has over 7,000 records from 79 awards. DAWCL may be searched on: age of reader, ethnicity of protagonist, genre, languages, publication year, author/illustrator/translator, format, historical period, multicultural, setting, awards, gender of protagonist, keyword, and/or point of view.


For Teens, by Teens



Just Read, Florida! is pleased to announce the Middle School For Teens, by Teens recommended reading list for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. Students are allowed to create a log-on to make their own recommendations and to make comments on other recommended books. No log-in is required to view the list or read comments.


Florida Teen Book Map Project for Adolescent Literature



The Florida Book Map Project is designed to help Florida teachers, reading coaches, and students find high interest books that take place in Florida.


Graphic Novel Reviews



This Web page includes links to No Flying, No Tights the graphic novel review site for teens, Sidekicks, a site devoted to all those kids graphic novels out there, and The Liar, featuring graphic novels for older teens and adults.


Guys Read



Jon Scieszka developed Guys Read as a Web-based literacy program to help boys find stuff they like to read. Guys' Picks lists books recommended by voters (categorized by Young Guys, Middle Guys, Older Guys). Users may also search for recommended books by title, author, or subject.


JRF! Summer Recommended Reading List



This K-12 Summer Recommended Reading List can be used by parents and educators to encourage students to continue reading during the summer months (and throughout the year). There are a variety of interesting titles available to spark the interest, imagination and most of all the love of reading for children of all ages.


Internet Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy List



This top 100 list is an attempt to produce a list of the "best" science fiction books, so that the list can be used as an easily accessible source of recommended reading material. The list is compiled from a series of votes that are sent by e-mail and each entry in the chart is ranked according to its adjusted or diffused average. Anyone is eligible to vote.


Kids' Page Book Nook



This Web site from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh includes links to award winning children's books, read alikes, and nonfiction books about science, social studies and mathematics. It also includes a Bibliotherapy Bookshelf that consists of books recommended by librarians and therapists who use books to help young children overcome problems. Some of the categories included in this section include books on adoption, HIV/AIDS, child abuse, disabilities, homelessness, and parents in prison.





Kidsreads is a place on the web for kids to find info about their favorite books, series and authors. Reviews of the newest titles, interviews with the coolest authors, and special features on great books are their specialties.


Newbery Medal



From the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), the Newbery Medal honors the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. Includes lists from 1922 to present.


Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People



The books that appear in these annotated book lists were evaluated and selected by a Book Review Committee appointed by National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and assembled in cooperation with the Children's Book Council (CBC). Books selected for this bibliography are written primarily for children in grades K-8. Although the current year's list is only available to members, archived lists from previous years (2000-2006) are free.


Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12



The books that appear in these lists were selected as outstanding children's science trade books. They were selected by a book review panel appointed by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and assembled in cooperation with the Children's Book Council (CBC). Includes lists from 1996 to present.


Read Across America Book Lists



The National Education Association features the Kid's Top 100 Books lists. You can also find books recommended by teachers and celebrities. This site also includes lists of books about African Americans, Asian Americans, a Spanish/English bilingual booklist and 50 Multicultural Titles Every Child Should Read.


Reading Lists



The Children's Book Council produces a number of reading lists for young people. Lists include: Bimonthly Showcase, New Poetry Books for Young People, 2008 Election Books for Young People, Outstanding International Books, Graphic Novels for Young Readers, and more.


Reading Suggestions



TeachersFirst.com have selected titles that have shown continuing appeal,whether for school or recreation. Lists are compiled by grade level or users may search by author's last name.


The Graphic Classroom



The Graphic Classroom is a resource for teachers and librarians to help them stock high quality, educational-worthy, graphic novels and comics in their classroom or school library. Chris Wilson reads and reviews every graphic novel or comic on this blog and gives it a rating as to appropriateness for the classroom. Includes a comprehensive list of all the Highly Recommended and Recommended books categorized by grade level.


Ultimate Teen Reading List



Teenreads.com provides this list of 250 titles as perfect choices for reading and discussing. The list was compiled from Teenreads.com readers who weighed in with their selections and they also asked our staffers for suggestions. Titles range from young adult books to books that they read on adult lists that they think would be enjoyed by teens.


Young Adult Booklists and Book Awards



From the Young Adult Library Services Association. Includes: Best Books for Young Adults, Great Graphic Novels for Teens, Outstanding Books for the College Bound, Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, Teens Top Ten, and more.