Lower School Library


American Library Association, Book and Media Awards 2018 winners

Check out the past and current medal and honor winners of over 10 book and media awards, including the Caldecott, Newbery, Geisel, Sibert Awards, and many more.

American Library Association

Each year the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) identifies the best of the best in children’s books, recordings, and videos. Includes links to lists of past years, back to 1995.

Best Books, Apps, and more from School Library Journal

Lists of books for children, teens, and young adults, including fiction, nonfiction, picture books, graphic books, audio book, DVDS–the best of everything in 2015+

Booklist: Children’s Editors’ Choice, Books for Youth, 2017

Lists of annotated book suggestions from the editors (for older readers, middle readers and younger readers) for nonfiction and then fiction titles.

2018 Notable Children’s Books in the English Language Arts

With links to the Notables Archive from 2015 to 1997. Created by the Children’s Literature Assembly, an affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of English.

Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards

First presented in 1967 and customarily announced in June, the Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards are among the most prestigious honors in the field of children’s and young adult literature. Links to lists from 2015-2011 and beyond.

Parents’ Choice Awards

Links to the audio, book, magazine, toy, video game, DVD/Bly-ray, software and website categories.

Suggested Reading Lists
Keep your child reading all summer & all through the year!

Join your public library’s summer reading programs!

For patrons of the Moorestown Public Library: Kids Summer Programs

For patrons of the Mount Laurel Public Library: Summer Reading

For patrons of the Cherry Hill Public Library: Summer Reading at CHPL

For patrons of the Burlington County Library System: Beanstack:
An online tool for tracking Summer Reading Program progress, and now expanding to year-round programs for readers of all ages. You can track reading, access book lists, earn badges by participating in seasonal and year-round reading programs, enjoy activity tracks all year long, and get app recommendations and themed learning guides for children.

American Library Association ALSC Summer Reading Lists 2018

The lists are full of book titles to keep children engaged in reading throughout the summer. Four Summer Reading book lists are available for Birth-Preschool, K-2nd, 3rd– 5th and 6th-8th grade students.

Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge
Page-Turning Summer Book Lists for Every Age & Theme, from ages 3 through 13, with online registration available. Earn rewards.

Barnes & Noble Summer Reading

Earn a free book.

International Reading Association: Children’s & Teachers’ Choices Reading Lists

Recommendations made by children, for Grades K-6.

Reading lists from Cooperative Children’s Book Center, University of Wisconsin

The CCBC creates bibliographies and booklists of recommended books on a wide range of themes and topics, organized by:
Books for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers
Books for Elementary Age
Books for Middle and High School Age
Complete List (All CCBC Bibliographies of Recommended Books)

Common Sense Media, Essential Books for Kids & Teens
Common Sense Media Best Graphic Novels recommended by age
Common Sense Media Best Books Video: 5 Ways to Get Your Kids Hooked on Books

Checkout the ReadKiddoRead Ultimate Summer Reading List, and ideas for reading all year long.

HAISLIN Recommended Reading Lists

Houston Area Independent Schools Library Network: Recommended Reading Lists for Preschool – 12th Grade Students

2017 Summer Reading from the Horn Book magazine

2016 Summer Reading from the Horn Book magazine

2015 Summer Reading from The Horn Book magazine

2014 Summer Reading from The Horn Book magazine

Recommended titles in four age categories, from early readers to high school, fiction & nonfiction. Sign up for the PDF form for the 2015 lists here .

Story Online
Listen to a story read online.

Reading Rockets

Summer Reading 2017

Rockets is a national multimedia project that o ffers a wealth of research-based reading strategies, lessons, and activities designed to help young children learn how to read and read better. Our reading resources assist parents, teachers, and other educators in helping struggling readers build ¬fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension skills.
Copyright © 2017 WETA Public Broadcasting

Reading Rockets articles and video about summer reading with links to recommended books by grade level on the right column

Includes links to helpful articles and lists for reading and family activities

Big Summer Read 2017 Scroll down to get to higher reading levels!

Big Summer Read 2016

Big Summer Read 2015

Big Summer Read 2013 (There is no 2014 list, but they recommend the Horn Book 2014 list)

Big Summer Read 2012

Big Summer Read 2011

Big Summer Read 2010

Books as Gifts Buying Guides from Reading Rockets

Children’s Book Review

Preschool Rainbow ActivityCentral: Picture Books listed by themes

Includes links to helpful articles and lists for reading and family activities, from the website of Gayle Jacobs

Kids-Reading Zone-Reading lists, includes 30 website suggestions.

More Websites for Summer Readers (may have advertisements and music):

WhatWeDoAllDay Links to lists of Read Aloud Chapter Books for 4 and 5 year olds; 100 book lists for kids; 100 funny chapter books; audio books for family road trips; and more!



It’s a mad libs world

National Geographic Kids

Merriam Webster Word Central (word games)

ABCya free educational games


The World Book Online, & Encyclopedia Britannica Online & BrainPop & BrainPop, Jr. {search topics and “games” on all 3 BrainPop sites!} and more (go to the MFS Library Databases  login page)

MFS Prekindergarten (revised up to 2009)

MFS Kindergarten (revised up to 2009)

MFS First Grade (revised up to 2009)

MFS Second Grade (revised up to 2009)

MFS Third Grade (revised up to 2009)

MFS Fourth Grade (revised up to 2009)

Our Mission

Moorestown Friends School is a community rooted in Quaker values and dedicated to the pursuit of educational excellence for a diverse student body within an academically rigorous and balanced program emphasizing personal, ethical and spiritual growth.