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



Hello, Universe
Erin Entrada Kelly

Honor Books



Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut
written by Derrick Barnes, illustrated by Gordon C. James

Long Way Down
Jason Reynolds


Piecing Me Together
Renée Watson




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


Winner



Wolf in the Snow
illustrated and written by Matthew Cordell

Honor Books



Big Cat, little cat
illustrated and written by Elisha Cooper

Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut
written by Derrick Barnes, illustrated by Gordon C. James

A Different Pond
illustrated by Thi Bui, written by Bao Phi

Grand Canyon
illustrated and written by Jason Chin




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

Winner



Piecing Me Together
Renée Watson




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


Winner



Twelve Days in May: Freedom Ride 1961
Larry Dane Brimner




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


Winner



Charlie & Mouse
written by Laurel Snyder, illustrated by Emily Hughes




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



Sam and Dave Dig a Hole
Mac Barnet and Jon Klasen




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


Winner



Roller Girl
Victoria Jamieson




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


Winner



A Night Divided
Jennifer Nielsen



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 2018 Nominees for this award given by Illinois readers in grades 4-8.
Bluestem Award
Check out the 2018 Nominees for this award given by Illinois readers in grades 3-5.
Monarch Award
Check out the 2018 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!