Adult Reading Ideas
Parents & Teachers
BookSpot – Book lists, reviews, online books, podcasts and more.
Children’s Book Council – The non-profit trade association of publishers of Children’s and Young Adult books.
Children’s Picture Book Database at Miami University – This site allows teachers, parents and librarians to search for picture books on a specific topic.
ELSIE: Early Literacy Storytime Exchange – The ELSIE database allows you to search for picture books based on the six early literacy skills children need to develop before they enter school.
Kidslitosphere – This website provides a comprehensive list of children’s and young adult literature blogs.
Lexile Reading Level Book Search – Using this tool from the Lexile Framework for Reading website, you can search for books by Lexile range, author, title or keyword.
Reading Rockets – This site includes activities, lessons and tips on helping young children learn to read.
The John Newbery Medal – Awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
The Randolph Caldecott Medal – Awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
The Coretta Scott King Award – Given to African American authors and illustrators for outstanding inspirational and educational contributions, the Coretta Scott King Book Award titles promote understanding and appreciation of the culture of all peoples and their contribution to the realization of the American dream.
The Pura Belpre Medal – Presented to 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.
The Theodor Seuss Geisel Award – The Geisel Award is given annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States during the preceding year.
The Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal – The Wilder Award honors an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have made, over a period of years, a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children.
The Robert F. Sibert Medal – The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal is awarded annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished informational book published in English during the preceding year.
The Mildred L. Batchelder Award – The Batchelder Award is awarded to an American publisher for a children’s book considered to be the most outstanding of those books originally published in a foreign language in a foreign country, and subsequently translated into English and published in the United States.