Reading Lists

Reading Recommendations and More from Beanstack

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SMCPS Summer Reading 2017

Great Reads for Summer 2017

Other Resources

  • Kids Book Blog
    A readers advisory blog for children’s picture books. Each entry features a cover image and blurb about the book, as well as special interest labels.
  • Novelist K-8 (Library card required)
    Novelist K-8 is the kids’ version of Novelist, the readers’ advisory database that lets you find great books you’ll love to read. Find books that are similar to ones you’ve already read, look up favorite authors, or get a list of all the books in your favorite series.
  • Literature Resource Center (Library card required)
    A current, comprehensive, and reliable online resource for research on literary topics, authors, and their works. Coverage includes all genres and disciplines, all time periods, and all regions of the world.


Award-Winning Books

  • The Newbery Medal
    Awarded by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
  • The Caldecott Medal
    Awarded by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.