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Good Books to Read

Looking for something good to read but just don't know what to choose?

Check out these lists to help you decide what to read next!

 

The Land of Enchantment Book Award, New Mexico's annual state book award, is an exciting program designed to encourage the youth of New Mexico to read outstanding books of literary quality. A committee selects two lists of books -- children's and young adult. Then, New Mexico’s young people read and vote for the winners.  

Click here for the latest Young Adult book nominees for the Land of Enchantment Award.   http://www.loebookaward.com/young_adult_books

 Be sure to check out the Past Winners link  for more good books to read.  http://www.loebookaward.com/past.html  

 

 Books in a Series Lists

Use the following sites to determine books that belong in a series. Sometimes books in a series should be read in order. Use these sites to find out which book comes 1st, 2nd, etc.

http://www.mcpl.lib.mo.us/readers/series/juv/

http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/ref/booksinseries/

http://collaboratory.nunet.net/nssd112/oakterrace/imc/series.html

 

Award Books

The Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the American Library Association for the most distinuished American children's book published the previous year.

http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/newberymedal/newberyhonors/newberymedal.cfm#top

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The Batchelder Award is a citation awarded to an American publisher for a children's book considered to be the most outstanding of those books orginially published in a foreign language in a foreign country, and subsequently translated into English and published in the United States.

http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/batchelderaward/batchelderpast/index.cf m

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The Pura Belpre Award, established in 1996, is presented to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.

http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/belpremedal/belprepast/index.cfm

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The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal is awarded annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished informational book published in English during the preceding year.

http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/sibertmedal/sibertpast/sibertmedalpast.cfm

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The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book the exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.

http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/yalsa/booklistsawards/printzaward/previouswinners/previousmichael.cfm

 

BookWink     Click here!

BookWink's mission is to inspire kids to read.  Through podcasting and web video, we hope to connect kids

in Grades 3 through 8 with books that will make them excited about reading.  The videos are approximately

3 minutes long and are updated monthly.  each video booktalk is about a different topic, and additional

read-alikes can be found on the BookWink website.  You can look for books by subject, grade level, author, or title.

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