Sometimes finding the right book is a difficult task! Use the links below as a guide!
Newbery Medal - named in honor of eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery-awarded annually for excellent writing in children's literature
Caldecott Medal - named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott awarded annually for excellent illustrations in children's literature
Coretta-Scott King Book Award - given to African-American authors and illustrators for promoting an understanding and appreciation for the "American Dream.”
Michael J. Printz Award - named in honor of a Topeka, Kansas school librarian. Awarded annually for excellent writing in young adult (YA) literature
Margaret A. Edwards – awarded annually for lifetime achievement in young adult literature
Other Links to assist with Book Selection
READ NC - This NC Department of Public Instruction site gives information to parents and teachers regarding Lexile measures and reading. It includes a link for a Book Search based on Lexile levels.
ALA Best YA Books -Displays annual lists of favorite Young Adult books, voted by teens.
Read Kiddo Read - This site was created by author, James Patterson, for kids. It has great lists of books by age and interest. I love this site!
Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers- This is ALA's list of books (intended for recreational reading) for young adults (ages 12-18) who, for whatever reasons, do not like to read.
Storyline-Online streaming video program featuring Screen Actors Guild Foundation members reading children's books aloud.
Guys Read-A list of books middle-aged boys will want to read because of the connections.
TeenReads-Information and features about favorite authors, books (and their reviews), characters, and series for teens. This is a very cool site!
Outstanding Books about Science- Are you interested in reading books with a scientific theme? Check out these titles!!
Outstanding Books about Social Studies- Are you interested in reading books about Social Studies? Check out this site!