Find some great online resources for parents and kids that promotes literacy and reading fun!


  • The Book Hive – Find books that kids themselves recommend.
  • Bookflix – BookFlix is a digital literacy resource that pairs more than 135 animated stories from Weston Woods with a best-selling nonfiction e-book from Scholastic on a similar subject. The fiction and nonfiction pairings are designed to strengthen early literacy skills while exposing young learners to real world concepts. To access, go to our online catalog at, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the Bookflix link.
  • Booklist Reader – As the book review journal of the American Library Association, Booklist Reader connects library and education workers to the books and resources needed to support and enrich their communities. Issues of the magazine can be checked out from the library.
  • Goodreads – Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations! Must be 13 years and older and sign up for a free Goodreads account.
  • The Horn Book – The Horn Book Magazine is one of the most distinguished resources in the field of children’s and young adult literature. Issues of the magazine can be checked out from the library.
  • Juvenile Series and Sequels – Have you ever wondered what book is next in your favorite series? Do you want to know if a favorite book has a sequel? This web page, from Mid-Continent Public Library System, has the answers.
  • KDL What’s Next Database – The What’s Next®: Books in Series database was developed and is maintained by the Kent District Library in order to help readers find the next book in a series.
  • KNEA Reading Circle Database – Kansas National Education Association members serve on the Kansas NEA Reading Circle to read and screen the best children’s literature published each year. Since 1926 KNEA has published a list of recommended books by reading level as a service for school librarians and classroom teachers.
  • NoveList Plus – NoveList Plus is a database of book recommendations for all readers. To access, visit, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the Novelist link.
  • Reading Rainbow – A creation of Buffalo Toronto Public Media (BTPM), Reading Rainbow premiered in 1983 as a wildly successful approach for using television to inspire children’s love of reading and build lasting connections between kids and books. Videos and resources are available to children, parents, and educators for free on their website and is also available to stream from Amazon Prime Video.
  • TumbleBooks – Read narrated children’s books online, complete with sound and moving images. To access, go to our online catalog at, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the TumbleBooks link.
  • Unite for Literacy – a free online resource that allows parents and children access Unite for Literacy’s database of children’s books publications.

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Award Lists

The American Library Association Youth Media Awards

Each year the American Library Association (ALA) honors books, videos, and other outstanding materials for children and teens. Recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent, the ALA Youth Media Awards (YMA), including the prestigious Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and Coretta Scott King Book Awards, guide parents, educators, librarians, and others in selecting the best materials for youth. Selected by committees composed of librarians and other literature and media experts, the awards encourage original and creative work in the field of children’s and young adult literature and media. To learn more, visit

The William Allen White Children’s Book Award

The William Allen White Children’s Book Award is the oldest statewide Children’s book award in the United States. It was established in 1952 by the late Ruth Garver Gagliardo, a children’s literature specialist at Emporia State University. To honor the memory of one of Kansas’ most distinguished citizens, the award was titled The William Allen White Children’s Book Award. William Allen White was an American author, politician, leader of the Progressive movement and the newspaper editor of The Emporia Gazette.

Each year, a list of books are selected for grades 3 – 5 and 6 – 8. Children, parents, teachers and librarians in Kansas all read the books from the list and from January through April submit their vote for their favorite book. Then on the first Friday and Saturday of October, the winners are announced and children, parents and teachers are invited to spend the weekend at the William Allen White house in Emporia, KS, where children participate in activities and meet the authors of the award winners. For more information, please visit