Books and Reading

eBooks Websites | Award Winners | Booklists on the Web

eBook Websites

MyMediaMall
A place where you can download eBooks with your library card!
Tumblebooks
Animated picture books online. Download free books and the free TumbleReader to enjoy e-books offline too!
TumblebookCloud
TumblebookCloud is an online collection of ebooks and read-along chapter books, graphic novels, educational videos, and audio books!
eRead Illinois
eRead Illinois is an online collection of digital books, shared by hundreds of libraries in northern Illinois!
NoveList K-8 Plus
NoveList K-8 Plus is source for book recommendations by author, subject, reading level, theme, and many other search criteria!

Award Winners


2017 Newbery, Caldecott, and other Children's Book Awards Announced!



John Newbery Medal
For the most outstanding contribution to children's literature


Winner



The Girl Who Drank the Moon
Kelly Barnhill

Honor Books



Freedom Over Me
Ashley Bryan

The Inquisitor's Tale
Adam Gidwitz


Wolf Hollow
Lauren Wolk




Randolph Caldecott Medal
For the most distinguished American picture book for children


Winner



Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat
illustrated and written by Javaka Steptoe

Honor Books



Leave Me Alone
illustrated and written by Vera Brosgol

Du Iz Tak?
written and illustrated by carson Ellis


Freedom in Congo Square
illustrated by R. Gregory Christie, written by Carole Boston Weatherford

They All Saw a Cat
illustrated and written by Brendan Wenzel




Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award
Recognizing an African American author and illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults

Winner



March Book Three
written by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin and Illustrated by Nate Powell




Schneider Family Book Award
For books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience


Winner (Ages 0-10)



Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille
Jen Bryant

Winner (Ages 11-13)



As Brave As You
Jason Reynolds




Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award
For most distinguished informational book for children


Winner



March Book Three
written by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin and Illustrated by Nate Powell




Theodor Seuss Geisel Award
For the most distinguished book for beginning readers


Winner



We Are Growing
Laurie Keller




See the whole list of ALSC book and media award winners here!



2017 Monarch, Bluestem, and Caudill Awards Announced!




Monarch Award
Awarded by Illinois Young Readers in grades K-3


Winner



Gaston
Kelly DiPucchio




Bluestem Award
Awarded by Illinois Young Readers in grades 3-5


Winner



El Deafo
Cece Bell




Caudill Award
Awarded by Illinois Young Readers in grades 4-8


Winner



The Crossover
Kwambe Alexander



Booklists on the Web

Can't decide what to read? Check out these websites for some great book lists!


Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award
Check out the 2016 Nominees for this award given by Illinois readers in grades 4-8.
Bluestem Award
Check out the 2016 Nominees for this award given by Illinois readers in grades 3-5.
Monarch Award
Check out the 2016 Nominees for this award given by Illinois Readers in grades K-3.
Kids Reads
The best place on the web for kids to find info about their favorite books, series and authors.
New York Public Library Recommendations
100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know: From the New York Public Library!
Book HIve
A great site by Charlotte and Mecklenburg County Public Library for all things book related!
Mid-Continent Public Library
Series Fiction and Sequels: Want to know the order of your favorite series? Check out this site from the Mid-Continent Public Libraries!