Lower School Library
7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
Monday – Friday.
Book Awards and Reading Suggestions
Follow Mrs. Alterman on Twitter, where she often tweets about children’s books and reading!
Deborah Alterman, LS Librarian @DAltermanMFS
Keep your child reading all summer ….& all through the year!
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.
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.
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+
Lists of annotated book suggestions from the editors (for older readers, middle readers and younger readers) for nonfiction and then fiction titles.
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.
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.
Links to the audio, book, magazine, toy, video game, DVD/Bly-ray, software and website categories.
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.
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.
Earn a free book.
Recommendations made by children, for Grades K-6.
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)
Checkout the ReadKiddoRead Ultimate Summer Reading List, and ideas for reading all year long.
Houston Area Independent Schools Library Network: Recommended Reading Lists for Preschool – 12th Grade Students
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 .
Listen to a story read online.
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!
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!
ABCya free educational games
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