Books and Reading

eBooks Websites | Award Winners | Booklists on the Web

eBook Websites

Digital Library of Illinois
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


2022 Newbery, Caldecott, and other Children's Book Awards Announced!



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


Winner



The Last Cuentista
written by Donna Barba Higuera

Honor Books



Red, White, and Whole
written by Rajani

A Snake Falls to Earth
written by Darcie Little Badger

Too Bright to See
written by Kyle Lukoff

Watercress
written by Andrea Wang




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


Winner



Watercress
written by Andrea Wang

Honor Books



Have You Ever Seen a Flower?
illustrated and written by Shawn Harris

Mel Fell
illustrated by Noa Denmon written by Zetta Elliot

Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre
illustrated by Floyd Cooper, written by Carole Boston Weatherford

Wonder Walkers
illustrated and written by Micha Archer




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

Winner



Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre
written by Carole Boston Weatherford




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


Winner



The People’s Painter: How Ben Shahn Fought for Justice with Art
written by Cynthia Levinson




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


Winner



Fox at Night
written and illustrated by Corey R. Tabor




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



2020 Monarch, Bluestem, and Caudill Awards Announced!




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


Winner



Potato Pants!
Laurie Keller




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


Winner



Does it Fart?
Nick Caruso




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


Winner



The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise
Dan Gemeinhart



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 nominees for this award given by Illinois readers in grades 4-8.
Bluestem Award
Check out the nominees for this award given by Illinois readers in grades 3-5.
Monarch Award
Check out the nominees for this award given by Illinois Readers in grades K-3.
New York Public Library Recommendations
100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know: From the New York Public Library!
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!