Reading & Books
NEW! Sophie Reads
Sophie the Otter Reads is the name on 52 different themes of take-home kits for children 0-5 years and their parents. Each kit has books, a CD or DVD, a toy, and a resource guide and related non-fiction book for parents, on subjects ranging from monkeys to bedtime. A selection of kits may be found at libraries for checkout (sorry--no holds, no renewals).
- Caldecott Medal Home Page
- American Library Association's annual award to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
- Coretta Scott King Award
- Recipients are authors and illustrators of African descent whose distinguished books promote an understanding and appreciation of the "American Dream."
- Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature
- This award is for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.
- Newbery Medal Home Page
- Awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
- Pura Belpré Award
- Awarded to the 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.
- Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award
- Awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished informational book.
- Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award
- Presented for a work of historical fiction published by a U.S. publisher and set in the New World.
- The Sydney Taylor Book Award
- Awarded annually to outstanding books of positive Jewish content for children.
- Young Reader's Choice Award
- The oldest children's choice award in the United States and Canada and the only regional award chosen by children of two countries.
- National Geographic World
- National Geographic's magazine for kids!
- New Moon
- A magazine for girls and their dreams.
- Sports Illustrated for Kids
- A kid-friendly look at sports.
- Stone Soup
- A magazine by young writers and artists.
- Yes Mag
- Canada's Science magazine for kids.
- An online magazine for kids.