||Digital Library of Illinois
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||NoveList K-8 Plus
NoveList K-8 Plus is source for book recommendations by author, subject, reading level, theme, and many other search criteria!
2020 Newbery, Caldecott, and other Children's Book Awards Announced!
John Newbery Medal
For the most outstanding contribution to children's literature
written by Jerry Craft
Scary Stories for Young Foxes
written by Christian McKay Heidicker
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
illustrated by Kadir Nelson written by Kwame Alexander
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
written by Jerry Craft
Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award
For most distinguished informational book for children
Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story
written by Kevin Noble Maillard
Theodor Seuss Geisel Award
For the most distinguished book for beginning readers
written by James Yang
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
Baby Monkey, private eye
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 nominees for this award given by Illinois readers in grades 4-8.
Check out the nominees for this award given by Illinois readers in grades 3-5.
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!