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Desiree Hinton's Selection Toolkit

A curated collection of various selection tools to be used in a school library.

The Horn Book

The Horn Book Magazine and The Horn Book Guide are the most distinguished journals in the field of children’s and young adult literature and the core of our company. Founded in 1924 by Bertha Mahony to herald the best in children’s literature, more than eighty-five years later, we are still following her lead.

School Library Journal

School Library Journal is the premiere publication for librarians and information specialists who work with children and teens. A source of quality journalism and reviews for more than 60 years, SLJ produces award-winning features and news coverage on: literacy, best practices, technology, education policy and other issues of interest to the school library and greater educator community. We evaluate a broad range of resources, from books and digital content to databases, in 6000+ reviews published annually.

Reading book lists for K-12 children and young adults

Reading book lists for children from 1st Grade to High School with age appropriate recommended books hand-picked by professional K12 educators.

Goodreads | Meet your next favorite book

Find and read more books you’ll love, and keep track of the books you want to read. Be part of the world’s largest community of book lovers on Goodreads.

Special Needs Book Review

Special Needs Book Review is the number one review site for parents of special needs children to read about the latest releases and best sellers of literature relating to autism, aspergers and other special needs areas

Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) |

YALSA's publications offer librarians and library workers a wealth of tips and resources to help make your day-to-day job easier!

Online Preview | Scholastic

Scholastic is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books, connecting educators and families through accessibility, engagement, and expertise. We are a leading provider of literacy curriculum, professional services, and classroom magazines, and a producer of educational and popular children’s media. Scholastic is currently in 115,000 schools, reaching 3.8 million educators, 54 million students, and 78 million parents/caregivers domestically.

Book Reviews - The New York Times

A free collection of book reviews published in The New York Times since 1981. Authoritatively ranked lists of books sold in the United States, sorted by format and genre

Titlewave | Follett School Solutions

Welcome to Titlewave, where you can find the best, educationally-relevant materials to support learning. Search our curated content – print books, ebooks and more – and let our resources help you build your curriculum. Explore over 170 titles on sale. With perpetual, multi-user access, get this interactive supplemental solution that engages students more than a traditional eBook.

The Coretta Scott King Book Awards | Round Tables

The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. The award commemorates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and honors his wife, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and world brotherhood.

Welcome to the Newbery Medal Home Page! | Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)

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. Click here for Newbery Medal and Honor Books, 1922-Present

World of Reading, Ltd – World of Reading, Ltd.

World of Reading, Ltd was established by Cindy Shapiro Tracy in 1989 and is dedicated to providing a resource for quality foreign language and ESL products for parents, teachers, librarians, companies, government agencies, etc.

More than 200,000 book reviews for librarians, book groups, and book lovers—from the trusted experts at the American ...

Booklist Online: The best book reviews for public libraries and school libraries, and the best books to read for your book club, brought to you by the ALA

Best Young Adult Novels, Best Teen Fiction, Top 100 Teen Novels : NPR

More than 75,000 of you voted for your favorite young-adult fiction. Now, after all the nominating, sorting and counting, the final results are in. Here are the 100 best teen novels, chosen by the NPR audience.

Bookwire - Home

Bookwire offers the most complete list of books with comparison prices of the books you want from all the major online retailers.

Georgia Children's Book Awards | College of Education | University of Georgia

The College of Education, founded in 1908, is an integral part of the University of Georgia. Perennially ranked among the nation's top research-extensive institutes, the College continues to be a center for innovative research, teaching and service projects of local, national and international interest.

Home | Epic!: Read Amazing Children's Books Online - Unlimited Access to the Best Books and Learning Videos For Kids ...

The leading digital library for kids offering unlimited access to 35,000 of the best children’s books of all time. Sign up for a free 30 day trial to instantly access high-quality online books for kids, ebooks, audio books, quizzes, videos, and more.

Welcome to the (Theodor Seuss) Geisel Award home page! | Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)

The Geisel Award is given annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States during the preceding year.

Welcome to the Caldecott Medal Home Page! | Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)

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.

Georgia Conference on Children's Literature | College of Education | University of Georgia

The Georgia Conference on Children's Literature draws hundreds of teachers, school media specialists, public librarians, authors, illustrators, and children's literature scholars from the Southeast and beyond. The Georgia Conference on Children's Literature celebrates 50 years of fostering a love of reading among the children of Georgia!

ALAN Online

The Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of NCTE (ALAN) promotes communication and cooperation among all individuals who have a special interest in adolescent literature, presents programs and conferences on this subject, promotes and increases the number of articles and publications devoted to it and integrates the efforts of all those with an interest in this literature.