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


2019 Newbery, Caldecott, and other Children's Book Awards Announced!



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


Winner



Merci Suárez Changes Gears
written by Meg Medina

Honor Books



The Night Diary
written by Veera Hiranandani

The Book of Boy
written by Catherine Gilbert Murdock, illustrated by Ian Schoenherr




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


Winner



Hello Lighthouse
illustrated and written by Sophie Blackall

Honor Books



Alma and How She Got Her Name
illustrated and written by Juana Martinez-Neal

A Big Mooncake for Little Star
illustrated and written by Grace Lin

The Rough Patch
illustrated and written by Brian Lies

Thank You, Omu!
illustrated and written by Oge Mora




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

Winner



A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919
written by Claire Hartfield




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


Winner



The Girl Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian’s Art Changed Science
written by Joyce Sidman




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


Winner



Fox the Tiger
written and illustrated by Corey R. Tabor




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



2018 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!