National Book Lists - Suggested Book Titles

For Children
For Young Adults
For Everyone
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For Children

ALA Caldecott Medal Home Page
Current and prior award winners of this honor for the most distinguished American picture book for children are listed at this site.

Children's Book Awards
Include links to children's book award winners around the world.

ALA Newbery Medal Home Page
Offers both current and prior winners of this award for the "most distinguished contribution to American literature for children."

ALA Pura Belpe Award
This award is presented to a 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. Features lists of current and past award winners.

Rhode Island Children's Book Award
Check out current nominees and prior winners of this award at this site. Students may enter comments on current nominees at this site and read other students' opinions of nominees.


For Young Adults

Young Adult Library Services Association Booklists and Book Awards
Offers booklists and winners of book awards for young adults ages 12 to 18 which are often based on the book's "proven or potential appeal and value to young adults." Parents should check reading level and appropriateness of books for younger readers given the broad age range.

Rhode Island Teen Book Award
Nominated by Rhode Island teachers and librarians, this page has book lists for middle school and high school students.


For Everyone

ALA Coretta Scott King Award Home Page
Features links to current and prior award winners of "authors and illustrators of African descent whose distinguished books promote an understanding and appreciation of the "'American Dream."'

International Reading Association Overview of the Choices Booklist
Booklists for children, teachers, and young adult readers are available at this site.

Oprah's Book Club
This is the official site for adults who want to know the current selection and also access a booklist of prior Oprah Book Club selections.

Publisher's Weekly.Com
This page will allow you to link to children's bestsellers lists and information about children's literature.

YALSA - Booklists
This page provides links to current and prior winners of the ALA Young Adult Library Service Association awards. Parents should check reading level and appropriateness of books for younger readers as awards cover materials for ages 12 to 18.



ALA = American Library Association