Children's Booklists and Databases
The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. Current and past winners are available at this site.
An award (or awards) is given to an African American author and an African American illustrator for an outstandingly inspirational and educational contribution given by the American Library Association. Current and past winners are available at this site.
The Georgia Children’s Book Award was established by Sheldon Root, Professor of the Department of Language Education in the College of Education at the University of Georgia, in 1968. It is given in two categories: picture books and middle-grade novels. Books are nominated for awards by teachers, media specialists, and other children’s literature enthusiasts from Georgia. The final list of 20 nominees is selected by a committee of teachers, school media specialists, and public librarians. The books that receive the most votes from children in grades K – 4 (picturebook) and 4 -8 (Novel) are the winners.
The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. Current and past winners are available at this site.
Children's Book Databases
Find the right book for you! Enter your Lexile measure, select your interests, and find books you'd like to read! Whether you're reading for school or for pleasure, you can use this site to build a custom reading list on the subjects that interest you the most.
Novelist K – 8 Plus (library card required for access)
An online readers' advisory tool. It helps readers find new books and audiobooks based on books they've read or on topics in which they are interested. Provides enhanced subject access to thousands of fiction and nonfiction titles along with book reviews or annotations.