The Caldecott Medal Book List The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
The Newberry Medal Book List The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
2016 Young Readers Notable Books Each year a committee of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) identifies the best of the best in children's books. According to the Notables Criteria, "notable" is defined as: Worthy of note or notice, important, distinguished, outstanding. 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. Young Readers = K-2; Middle Readers = 3-6 (scroll down the list to find the Middle Readers selection).
California Young Reader Medal The California Young Reader Medal (CYRM) program encourages recreational reading of popular literature among the young people of our state. Since its inception in 1974, millions of California children have nominated, read, and voted for the winners of the California Young Reader Medal.
Guys Read Author, John Scieszka compiles a list of fun books that boys have approved and have loved. Give this list a try! Scroll to the bottom of the Guys Read website home page to see recommended booklists.
Best Books for 5 - 7, 8 - 9 and 10 - 12 year olds in a variety of genres!