Lower School Library

Lower School Reading Awards and Suggestions

Use subtitles for TV and Movies whenever available (captioning supports literacy)!

Check out the summer reading programs at your public library!

Consult the Common Sense Media website for great reading and media suggestions!

Listen to audio books!

Lower School – Book Awards and Reading Suggestions

Keep your child reading all summer ….& all through the year!

Book Awards

American Library Association, Book and Media Awards

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, Coretta Scott King Awards

The CSK Awards are given to honor African American authors and illustrators of outstanding books for children and young adults that demonstrate sensitivity to the African American experience via literature and illustration.

American Library Association Children’s Notable Lists

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

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

Notable Children’s Books in the English Language Arts

With links to the Notables Archive of past lists. 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

Join your public library’s summer reading programs!

American Library Association ALSC Summer Reading Lists 2017

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

Kids can enter their summer reading minutes online, unlocking digital rewards…

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

Recommendations made by children, for Grades K-6.

Annotated book lists of books chosen by children for each year going back to 1998.

Kids Recommend from The Center for Teaching and Learning

Recommendations for reading made by boys and girls, by grade level, kindergarten through 8th grade

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.

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. Top Summer Reading Lists for Kids and Teens

HAISLIN Recommended Reading Lists

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

Horn Book magazine Family Reading Blog

“A place devoted to offering children’s book recommendations and advice about the whats and whens and whos and hows of sharing books in the home.”

Story Online

Listen to a story read online.

Reading Rockets (For Parents)

Summer Reading

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.

Children’s Book Review

Devoted To Children’s Literature and Literacy. “We Publish Reviews And Book Lists Of The Best Books For Kids Of All Ages. We Also Produce Author And Illustrator Interviews And Share Literacy Based Articles That Help Parents, Grandparents, Caregivers, Teachers And Librarians To Grow Readers.”

Preschool Rainbow Activity Central: Picture Books listed by themes

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


Have a great Summer!

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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.