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


2020 Newbery, Caldecott, and other Children's Book Awards Announced!



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


Winner



New Kid
written by Jerry Craft

Honor Books



Bear Came Along
written by Christian McKay Heidicker

The Undefeated
written by Kwame Alexander

Other Words for Home
written by Jasmine Warga

Genesis Begins Again
written by Alicia D. Williams




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


Winner



The Undefeated
illustrated by Kadir Nelson written by Kwame Alexander

Honor Books



Bear Came Along
illustrated by LeUyen Pham written by Richard T. Morris

Double Bass Blues
illustrated by Rudy Gutierrez written by Andrea J. Loney

Going Down Home with Daddy
illustrated by Daniel Minter written by Kelly Starling Lyons




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

Winner



New Kid
written by Jerry Craft




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


Winner



Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story
written by Kevin Noble Maillard




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


Winner



Stop! Bot!
written by James Yang




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



2019 Monarch, Bluestem, and Caudill Awards Announced!




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


Winner



Creepy Pair of Underwear
Aaron Reynolds




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


Winner



Wish
Barbara O'Conner




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


Winner



Ghost
Jason Reynolds



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!