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Award Winning Books

  • American Indian Youth Literature Award-awarded biannually for the best writing and illustrations of Native Americans and Indigence peoples of North America.
  • Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature-awarded to books about Asian/Pacific Americans and their heritage, based on writing and art.
  • Boston Globe-Horn Book Award-awarded for excellence in children’s and young adult literature (published in the United States) in the categories of Picture Books, Fiction and Poetry, and Nonfiction.
  • Caldecott Award-awarded to artists of American picture books for children.
  • Coretta Scott King Book Award-awarded to African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults about African American culture.
  • Geisel Award-awarded to authors and illustrators of beginning readers written in English and published in the United States.
  • Newbery Award-awarded to authors of American Literature for children.
  • Odyssey Award-awarded to a producer of audiobooks for children and/or young adults that are available in English in the United States.
  • Pura Belpré Award-awarded to Latina/Latino authors and illustrators for works about the Latino culture experience for children and youth.
  • Schneider Family Book Award-awarded to an author or illustrator for a work about the disability experience for children and adolescents.
  • Sibert Award-awarded to authors and illustrators of informational books published in English in the United States.
  • Stonewall Book Awards-awarded to books published in English on the LGBTQIA+ experience.

Books & Reading

  • Bookhive: a reader’s advisory tool for infants through sixth graders that can be searched by topic or reading level.
  • How to Raise a Reader: New York Times guide for raising a reader with helpful suggestions and book lists.
  • KidsRead: coverage of children’s books, series and authors, including games and trivia section.
  • Novelist Plus K-8: *must be a NOBLE member to use outside of the library*
    Specifically for young readers. Helps kids find both fiction and nonfiction books that are just right for their reading level and interests.
  • Rainbow Book ListQuality books featuring LGBTQ+ content for children from birth to 18 years old. Curated by the American Library Association.
  • Rise: A Feminist Book Project for Ages 0-18: Formerly known as the Amelia Bloomer Project, this site contains annual lists of the best feminist books.
  • Scholastic: visit the official site for your favorite Scholastic books that includes articles and book lists.
  • StoryPlace: in English and Spanish. Includes links to preschool and elementary school stories, as well as online and other activities.

Recommended Reads

School Lists