Hot Links to Great Books

Looking for a good book to read? Look here...

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Barbara Littleford

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Here are "hot links" to resources that answer one of a librarian's most frequently asked questions: How can I find a good book to read? Links to award-winners, individual author websites, best stories and more are provided here ...

    •Kids Click - Individual Author Websites
Have a favorite author? Want to read more books by the same author? Want to explore a new author or genre? Try this site...
    •California Young Reader Medal Website
Find current nominees and past winners of the only medal winner selected by California students by voting every March. Winners are announced in April.
    •Contra Costa County Library's Best Stories page
Links to award-winners, best picture books, young adult books and more...
    •Scholastic's page for kids
Favorite authors and series can be explored here in a fun format.
    •CA Dept. of Education Literature List
Search for age-appropriate titles. This site also includes links to lists such as the Caldecott, Newbery, and Coretta Scott King Winners. A super resource sponsored by the California Department of Education.
    •California Reading List
This list is designed to match students with books at an appropriate reading level based on their Stanford 9 scores.
    •Newbery Award Winners
This link provides a list of all the Newbery winners, considered some of the best books for young people.
    •Caldecott Award Winners
Picture book winners of the Caldecott Medal are listed here.
    •Asian American Booklist
Prepared by the NEA for Asian American Heritage Month in May, this list is appropriate all year long.
    •International Reading Association: Choices Booklists
Quick lists of titles and authors as chosen by children, teachers, and young adults. Grade Level ranges are given.
    •Leveled Books
This is a great link for determining the reading level of a book.
    •Kay Vandergrift's Children's Literature Page
Gives in-depth coverage of the world of children's literature.

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