Books and Literature

ALA - Recommended Reading
List of links to ALA's literature award winners and various notable reading lists for all ages, sorted by age group.  Includes listings of Caldecott Medal Books, Coretta Scott King Award Books, Newbery Medal Books, and much more.

Barnes & Noble Review
An online publication that brings readers smart and useful appraisals of books, music, and DVDs, as well as essays, interviews, and other features.

Center for the Book in the Library of Congress
The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress invites people of all ages to discover the fascinating people, places and events that await you whenever you read. Includes links and information to Library of Congress Literacy Awards, Books that Shaped America, Letters About Literature, suggested reading lists, and more.

The Children's Book Council
The Children's Book Council (CBC) is the national nonprofit trade association of children's book publishers in North America, dedicated to supporting the industry and promoting children's books and reading.

Fantastic Fiction
The Fantastic Fiction website, maintained by Fantastic Fiction Limited, a small family run company based in Lancashire, UK, contains bibliographies for over 50,000 authors and information on over 600,000 books. It is also a good source for series information.

Helping Your Child Become a Reader
The booklet includes activities for families with children from infancy through age 6. Most of the activities make learning experiences out of the everyday routines in which you and your children participate. Most use materials that are found in your home or that can be had free-of-charge from your local library. The activities are designed to be fun for both you and your children as you help them to gain the skills they need to become readers. First published in January 2000, revised 2002 and 2005, by U.S. Department of Education, Office of Communications and Outreach, it is in the public domain.  [Also available from this page is a link to the website/document in Spanish.]

Library of Congress National Book Festival
The Library of Congress National Book Festival is an annual literary event that brings together best-selling authors and thousands of book fans for author talks, panel discussions, book signings and other activities. Over its 16-year history, the National Book Festival has become one of the pre-eminent literary events in the United States. The festival is funded by private donors and corporate sponsors who share the Library’s commitment to reading and literacy.

Oregon Authors
The Oregon Authors Information Clearinghouse was established to provide access to information and resources about authors living in Oregon. It is maintained by the Oregon Authors Committee, a standing committee of the Oregon Library Association whose charge is to collect and preserve bibliographic data on Oregon authors. Allows browsing by name, city, or genre.

Oregon Book Awards
The Oregon Book Awards and Fellowships honor the state’s finest accomplishments by Oregon writers who work in genres of poetry, fiction, drama, literary nonfiction, and literature for young readers.

Reading Rockets - Launching Young Readers
Reading Rockets is a national multimedia project that offers a wealth of research-based reading strategies, lessons, and activities designed to help young children learn how to read and read better. Reading resources assist parents, teachers, and other educators in helping struggling readers build fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension skills.

Series & Sequels - Adults & Youth
What's Next® helps you search fiction in series. A "series" being defined here as two or more books linked by character(s), settings, or other common traits. The What's Next® database was developed, and is maintained, by the Kent District Library in Michigan.

Series & Sequels - Juveniles & Young Adults
Mid-Continent Public Library in Missouri's Juvenile Series & Sequels' database contains over 36,000 books in 4,900 series titles that are classified into three audiences: juvenile easy (for birth through 2nd grade readers), juvenile (for 2nd through 6th grade readers), & young adult (for 6th through 12th grade readers).

Series & Sequels - Young Adults
Browse alphabetical lists of authors or series names at the Bettendorf Public Library (Iowa) Teens' Page.

What Should I Read Next?
Enter a book you like and the site will analyse their huge database of real readers' favorite books to provide book recommendations and suggestions for what to read next.

Young Reader's Choice Awards
The Pacific Northwest Library Association's Young Reader's Choice Award is the longest running children's choice award. The award was established in 1940 by a Seattle bookseller who believed every student should have an opportunity to select a book that gives him or her pleasure.

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