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This award is given annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. Look to this list for wonderful picture books.
The Massachusetts Book Awards recognize significant works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and children’s/young adult literature published by Commonwealth residents or about Massachusetts subjects.
An annual award given to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States during the preceding year. Look to this list for great easy reader books.
Considered one of the most prestigious awards for children's literature, it is given to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. Every book considered must be published in the preceding year.
Instituted in 1973, the Golden Kite Awards are the only children’s literary award judged by a jury of published authors and illustrators. The Golden Kite Awards recognize excellence in children’s literatures in five categories: Young Reader and Middle Grade Fiction, Young Adult Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Book Text, and Picture Book Illustration.
The award is presented annualy by the Mystery Writers of America to honor the best mystery stories and programs published or produced in the previous year.
The award recognizes outstanding books for young adults and children by African American authors and illustrators that reflect the African American experience.
The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal is awarded annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished informational book (non-fiction) published in the United States in English during the preceding year.
This award is given to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work for children and youth best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience.
A site for book-loving Children
A literacy program for boys.
The world's largest collection of books, toys and movies for smart, confident, and courageous girls.
Scholastic 100 Greatest Books for Kids - Composed of 100 books selected by Parent & Child editors. The list can be navigated by subject and/or by age group.
NYPL 100 Great Children's Books - Discover new worlds of wonder and adventure through these 100 books chosen by the Children's Librarians at the New York Public Library.
Children's Books & Authors - Part of www.readingrockets.org. Reading Rockets is a "national multimedia literacy initiative" that has various projects and offers multiple resources on how kids learn to read and how adults can help. On the Books & Authors page, you can find themed book lists (numbers and counting, exploring lives, etc), nonfiction lists, summer booklists (arranged by age) and much more.
Children's Choice Reading List - A list of 100 books selected from more than 900 books by tens of thousands of young readers. The project is co-sponsored by the Children's Book Council (CBC) and the International Literacy Association (ILA).
Notable Children's Books - Selected by the American Library Association's (ALA) Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC). From the webpage: "Each year a committee of ALSC identifies the best of the best in children's books... As applied to children's books, notable should be thought to include books of especially commendable quality, books that exhibit venturesome creativity, and books of fiction, information, poetry and pictures for all age levels (birth through age 14) that reflect and encourage children's interests in exemplary ways."
TIME compiled this survey based on input from peers, children's centers, literacy foundations, and other experts.
Great for browsing for books that evoke certain moods or are similar to other works.
NoveList Plus is a database made available to MA libraries by Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC). You can find book reviews and other information of over 135,000 books. You can browse for books by reader's age group, subjects, genre, story and atmospheric elements, such as "Heartwarming and Quirky" or "Intensifying and Suspenseful", and Author Read-alikes which suggests authors whose works are alike. There are also book discussion guides for parents or book clubs to spur deep discussions about a book.
NoveList is connected to C/W MARS catalog and users can search for the book in the library catalog directly from the database.