Book Selection Help

Having trouble selecting the perfect book? Check out these award lists to find out what all the hype is about! You may find exactly what you are looking for!


Children's Book Award Lists:


Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) Book and Media Awards

The ALSC is an organization that was created to support and improve children's library services. This web page explains many different children's book awards and their qualifications and selection processes and lists nominees and winners of each award.


Reading Rockets Award-winning and Notable Books

Find out about the annual winners of the Newbery Medal, Caldecott Medal, Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award, and Pura Belpré Illustrator Award — as well as other children's book awards.


There are also several online tools to help you find the perfect book. Check out these selection tools and find the book you are looking for!


Random House Kids Book Finder is a great tool to help you find books. You can search by age, category, series, and use search terms. They also list new releases.

To go to Random House Kids Book Finder, click here.


OCLC World Cat WorldCat is the world's largest network of library materials and services. WorldCat libraries provide access to their resources on the Web, and lets you search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more all over the world.

To go to OCLC World Cat, click here


****You can also go to the Databases tab on the top of the page to get to the many Databases available to you and find book selection tools there too!