Great Books for Kids

Caldecott Medal Books
"The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children."

Newbery Medal Books
"The Newbery Medal is awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children."

Coretta Scott King Award Winning Books
"The Coretta Scott King Award honors African American authors and illustrators for outstanding contributions to children's and young adult literature that promote understanding and appreciation of the culture and contribution of all people to the realization of the American Dream."

California Young Reader Medal Books
"The California Young Reader Medal program encourages recreational reading of popular literature among the young people of our state. California children nominate, read, and vote for the winners of the California Young Reader Medal."

John and Patricia Beatty Award
"The John and Patricia Beatty Award honors the author of a distinguished book for children or young adults that best promotes an awareness of California and its people."

The Book Hive
This site will help you choose books by author, title, illustrator, reading level and interest.

Mrs. Mitchell's Virtual School
Choose "Reading Lists" for many web links to library and school reading lists.