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NoveList K-8 Plus is source for book recommendations by author, subject, reading level, theme, and many other search criteria!
2019 Newbery, Caldecott, and other Children's Book Awards Announced!
John Newbery Medal
For the most outstanding contribution to children's literature
Merci Suárez Changes Gears
written by Meg Medina
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
illustrated and written by Sophie Blackall
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
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
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
Fox the Tiger
written and illustrated by Corey R. Tabor
See the whole list of ALSC book and media award winners here!
2019 Monarch, Bluestem, and Caudill Awards Announced!
Awarded by Illinois Young Readers in grades K-3
Creepy Pair of Underwear
Awarded by Illinois Young Readers in grades 3-5
Awarded by Illinois Young Readers in grades 4-8
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.
Check out the 2018 Nominees for this award given by Illinois readers in grades 3-5.
Check out the 2018 Nominees for this award given by Illinois Readers in grades K-3.
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!
||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!