American Indian Youth Literature Award (American Indian Library Association)
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additional book recommendations.
American Library Association Book, Print & Media Awards
American Library Association – Recommended Reading
BookDigits - BookDigits uses themes and special metrics to rate books in order to help you find your next favorite book.
Bookish - Easy to navigate book recommendations.
BookLamp.org - Home of the Book Genome Project. Similar to how Pandora.com matches music lovers to new music, BookLamp helps you find books through a computer-based analysis of written DNA.
BookSpot - Check out “What To Read” and “Genre Corner."
Caldecott Medal - Awarded to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
Fantastic Fiction - Sci Fi and more.
Fiction-L - Morton Grove Public Library's mailing list on reader's advisory issues.
Find a Good Book! - Regional School District 12. Best Books for Young Adults, Books and Authors, Book Seer, Your Next Read.
GoodReads - Has the latest and newest titles, the best titles for book clubs, and a variety of reading recommendations for lovers of fiction and non-fiction.
Juvenile Series and Sequels - Over 28,000 books in 3,700 series titles that are classified into three audiences:
Kindred Spirits - An experimental recommender service that helps you discover books, movies and music similar to a sample work of your choice.
Use Kindred Works by entering a title or ISBN in the search box or by selecting one of the samples on the page.
- Juvenile Easy [JE] – for birth through 2nd grade readers
- Juvenile [J] – for 2nd through 6th grade readers
- Young Adult [YA] – for 6th through 12th grade readers
(The top ten books published each month that librarians across the country love.)
LibraryThing Book Suggester
Modern Library 100 Best
Mystery Readers Journal - Quarterly publication featuring mysteries on a theme.
National Book Awards (by genre)
National Book Critics Circle Awards
Newbery Medal - Awarded to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
New York Times Bestsellers List
Nutmeg Book Award - Encourages children in grades 4-8 to read quality literature and to choose their favorite from a list of ten nominated titles.
PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction
Pulitzer Prizes - Honoring excellence in journalism and the arts since 1917.
Reader's Advisor Online -
For reader's advisors and bibliophiles who work with readers.
Resources and Kid Lit About American Indians (Debbie Reese, School Library Journal)
Stop, You're Killing Me! - For lovers of mystery, crime, thriller, spy, and suspense books.
What’s Next - Kent District Library. Search by author, by series, or by genre. Great for its search functions, and is especially is good for finding book series.
What Should I Read Next? - Recommended by the American Library Association
(ALA)/Reference and User Services Association (RUSA)
Whichbook - Gives suggestions for leisure reading.
Recommended by the ALA/RUSA
YALSA Book Awards and Booklists for Libraries (American Library Association/Young Adult Library Services Associaton)
Young Adult Books in Series and Sequels
Your Next Read - Has a few listings of book awards and
New York Times best sellers of 2010.