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Recommended Readings

Literature Links

Recommended Literature: Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve

...a collection of outstanding literature for children and adolescents developed under the auspices of the California Department of Education. 

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Center for the Study of Books in Spanish for Children and Adolescents
...a database of more than 3000 recommended books in Spanish for children and adolescents published around the world. Readable in English and Spanish.

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Books in a Series
...a list arranged in alphabetical order by author and maintained by the Monroe County Public Library.


 

Literature Awards

Newbery Medal
...awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

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Caldecott Medal
...awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.


Coretta Scott King Book Awards
...awarded annually to an African American author and an African American illustrator for an outstanding inspirational and educational contribution published during the previous year.

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Michael L. Printz Award
...awarded annually for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.


Robert F. Sibert Award
...awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished informational book published in English during the preceding year.

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Mildred L. Batchelder Award
...awarded annually to publisher of the best translated book for young people.


Pura Belpre Awards
...awarded annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.

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Scott O'Dell Award
...awarded annually for a work of historical fiction published by a U.S. publisher and set in the New World.


John and Patrica Beatty Award
...awarded annually to the author of a distinguished book for children or young adults that best promotes an awareness of California and its people.

Accelerated Reader

Accelerated Reader
...helps focus attention on careful reading of books, which improves students' critical-thinking skills and builds the intrinsic love of reading. Currently, Del Rey, Hesperian, Royal Sunset and Washington Manor all offer Accelerated Reader. Search their Online Catalogs using the AR button for AR titles in their collections.

Authors/Illustrators

Authors and Illustrators on the Web
...lists websites listed here include authors' personal websites and websites maintained by fans, scholars, and readers.


Children's and Young Adults' Authors Illustrators
...contains a collection of links to authors and illustrators of books for children.


75 Authors/Illustrators Everyone Should Know
...introduces children, and the adults who care for them, to newer books in the field of children's literature.

Promotional Resources for Teachers

California Young Reader Medal Program
...a program that encourages recreational reading of popular literature among the young people of our state.

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NEA's Read Across America
...the nation's largest reading event, culminating each year on or near Dr. Seuss's birthday (March 2).


Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site
...a collection of reviews of great books for kids, ideas for ways to use them in the classroom and collections of books and activities about particular subjects, curriculum areas, themes and professional topics.


Children's Literature Web Guide
...a guide to children's book awards, authors, stories on the web, reading lists; produced by the University of Calgary.