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The following awards are given annually by the American Library Association.
The Caldecott Award The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
The Newbery AwardThe Newbery Medal is awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
The Mildred Batchelder Award The Mildred Bachelder Award is awarded to an American publisher for a children's book considered to be the most outstanding of those books originally published in a foreign language in a foreign country, and subsequently translated into English and published in the United States
The Laura Ingalls Wilder MedalThe award honors an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have made, over a period of years, a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children.
The Robert F. Sibert Medal The Sibert Informational Book Award is given annually to the author of the most distinguished informational book published during the preceding year.
Theodor Seuss Geisel Award This annual award is given to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished contribution to the body of American children’s literature known as beginning reader books.
The Andrew Carnegie Medal The medal is given to honor outstanding video productions for children released during the previous year.
Children's Notables List
Notable Children's Books 2012
Notable Children's Recordings 2012
Notable Children's Videos 2012
Past Notable Lists
The Rebecca Caudill Award
Students in grades four through eight in participating Illinois schools give this annual Illinois award to the author of the book voted most outstanding. It is sponsored by the Illinois Reading Council, Illinois School Library Media Association, and the Illinois Association of Teachers of English.
The Monarch Award
Students in Kindergarten through grade three vote on the author of the most outstanding book. It is sponsored by the Illinois Reading Council, Illinois School Library Media Association, and the Illinois Association of Teachers of English.
The Monarch Award books at Addison Public Library
Go to a bibliography of The Monarch Award books in the Library catalog to read a summary, review, and find out if the book is available.
The Bluestem Award
Students in grades 3-5 who are ready for longer titles than found on the Monarch list, but not quite ready for the sophistication of some of the Rebecca Caudill titles. Named in honor of Big Bluestem, which is the state prairie grass, the award may include both timeless classics and current titles, as well as books that have appeared on Monarch and Rebecca Caudill list.
The Bluestem Award books at Addison Public Library
Go to a bibliography of The Bluestem Award books in the Library catalog to read a summary, review, and find out if the book is available.
What are the hottest kid's titles today?
Publisher Weekly's Children's Bestsellers
Children's Literature Web Guide
Jack Prelutsky Spotlight on Poetry
Kenn Nesbitt's Poetry Playground
Classic Children's Poetry
Archie and Friends Read the latest comics, play games, and find out how an Archie comic is created on Archie's Comic Pages.
The Comic Zone Visit Marmaduke, Dilbert, the Buckets and more of your favorites characters at this site.
DC Comics Join DC superheros like Superman and Batman, or download a future cover to share with friends.
Garfield Online Learn some cool facts about Garfield and friends while you laugh at their antics.
Marvel Comics Spider-man, X-Men, the Incredible Hulk and other comic heroes can all be found on this site.
PEANUTS Home Page Find out about Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts gang. Share today's comic strip with a friend. Enjoy the coloring pages!
Booklists on the Web
100 Best Books for Children Selected by the National Education Association in 1999 from Teachersfirst.com.
The Best Kids Book Site Where books, crafts, Podcasts, Online Video, adn Web Resources intersect.
BookHive Suggestions for infant through grade 6
Educators' Top 100 Chidren's Books Compiled from an online survey in 2007
Hennepin County Library has created this excellent page as part of their Books & Reading section on the Library's web site. Helpful information about Early Literacy and a variety of Book Lists for young children are included along with featured Tips, Fingerplays, and book lists. Birth through six years.
Kids Reads The best place on the web for kids to find info about their favorite books, series and authors. Reviews of the newest titles, interviews with the coolest authors and special features on great books are our specialties. And for even more reading fun we have trivia games, word scrambles and awesome contests!
Oprah's Kids' Reading List It's never too early to jump-start a child's imagination! Oprah and compant compiled some great recommendations from the American Library Association. They make excellent presents and perfect excuses to read with the children in your life.
Authors & Illustrators
Jan Brett Author/Illustrator of The Mitten, The Gingerbread Baby, and many more.
Marc Brown Home page of the creator of Arthur and D.W.
Eric Carle Author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Nancy Carlson Creator of Henry, Harriet, George and friends in a plethora of school days picture books.
Matt Christopher Writer of sports chapter books.
Beverly Cleary Creator of Ramona and The Mouse and the Motorcycle.
Tomie dePaola A children's classic, Strenga Nona, The Barker Twins, and hundreds more.
Brian Jacques Author of the Redwall Series.
Ezra Jack Keats Remember Snowy Day and Peter's Chair?
M.E. Kerr Author of chapter books for children and teens.
Jeff Kinney Author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
Mercer Mayer creator of Little Critters has lots of games, stories, movies, etc. on his page.
Lincoln Peirce Games, author information, video about Big Nate
Gary Paulsen Great books for boys including Hatchet.
Dav Pilkey's Web Site 'O Fun Everybody's favorite crazy guy, the writer of Captain Underpants.
J.K. Rowling Find out about life after Harry Potter.
Maurice Sendak From Where the Wild Things Are to Chicken Soup with Rice the home page of a perennial favorite.
Dr. Seuss Come visit Seusville.
Zilpha Keatley Snyder The author of The Egypt Game and other great chapter books for children and teens.
Rosemary Wells Have fun with Max & Ruby and find out about the author and her materials.
Audrey Wood Author of The Napping House, King Bidgood's in the Bathtub and many more.
Series & Characters
Arthur Meet Arthur and his friends, play games, print masks and other fun activities on this PBS web site.
Captain Underpants Meet Romping Robot, make your own comic, learn how to cause mayhem and find out about the latest epic novel.
Clifford the Big Red Dog Have fun with Clifford at home, at school and the beach.
Magic School Bus Explore games, art, books, video and more with Ms. Frizzle.
Mercer Mayer's Little Critter Online stories, interactive books and games with everyone's favorite critter.
Peter Rabbit Games, video clips, and other activities can be enjoyed on the publisher's homepage.
Harry Potter Visit this page for information about J. K. Rowling's, books to read while you wait for the next Harry Potter, and a wizard challenge.
Spider-man America Reads has created this fun page all about Spidey. Print a book or play games featuring the web hero.
Spot Play games, read books online, or watch a video with Eric Hill's lovable pup.
American Girl "Celebrating the girls of yesterday and today" with crafts and projects and tips from readers.
Cricket Magazine Group Select one of several wonderful magazines for infants through grade 8.
Exploratorium A constantly changing electronic magazine on science and how it affects our lives.
Highlights for Children The ultimate kids' site with interactive games, puzzles, stories, Hidden Pictures®,
and lots of online fun!
International Wildlife Wildlife around the world and environmental issues are covered by this National Wildlife Federation publication.
Jack & Jill Stories, recipes, and activities to promote health and science for children 7-10.
Junior Scholastic Online Read breaking news, play Map Man and vote in the current debate on this web edition of Junior Scholastic.
National Geographic World Read features from National Geographic World and express yourself on the opinion poll, "The Kids Network".
New Moon "The magazine for girls and their dreams" is edited by girls and adults.
Ranger Rick Quizzes, games, and questions and answers about nature make this a fun site to visit.
Sports Illustrated for Kids This all-sports site features player profiles, statistics, and fantasy leagues.
Stone Soup All of the stories and artwork in this magazine are created by kids from around the world.
Time for Kids World news and issues that children can understand and enjoy. Features include "Kids' Views on the News","Top 5", and "Who's News".
Weekly Reader Galaxy A Poet's Corner, SportsQuest, Kids' Club and other features make up this site for children in grades 3-6.
Wired OWL This web version of Owl magazine, for ages 8 and older, is about nature, science, and technology. See Chickadee Net above for ages 6-9.