LitPick provides free electronic books to students in grades 4-12. Students take on the role of a book critic, reading books, developing and posting reviews anonymously on the LitPick site where other students can read them. Members can also participate in the LitPick threaded discussion forum with authors, publishers, publicists, and parents who are interested in learning about YA literature.
- Award Winning Literature for Children & Teens compiled by Arapahoe Libraries. Lists of different awards.
- Coretta Scott King Awards.
Presented annually to an African American author and an African American illustrator for an outstandingly inspirational and educational contribution published during the previous year.
- Database of Award-Winning Children's Literature
Search by children's book author or illustrator to see awards won or search for award-winning books (and runners-up) by the names of more than forty international (American, British, Australian, New Zealand) children's book awards limited by setting, ethnicity, publication year, age of reader, keyword, or other qualifiers in this database of almost 5,000 titles.
- The Caldecott Medal Home Page.
Read about the award books and their illustrators in the Official site. This medal 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 Newbery Medal Home Page.
Read about the best books and their authors in their official site. The award is given 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.
Young Adult Library Services Association
Recommended Literature: Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve (CDE)
Recommended Literature: Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve is a collection of outstanding literature for children and adolescents. The recommended titles reflect the quality and the complexity of the types of material students should be reading both at school and outside of class.
How many of you use Shelfari? Library Thing? Well, Biblionasium is the social network students in grades 4 – 12 can use to set up virtual bookshelves and keep track of what they’ve read, what they like, and what they plan to read. Students will read more consistently when they connect with friends to share and recommend their favorite books. English, ELL, and Reading teachers will appreciate the inclusion of Lexile ranges. Grades 4-12.