Reading Lists

Book Awards

Caldecott Award

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.

Newbery Award

The Newbery Medal 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.

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award

The Theodor Seuss Geisel Award, established in 2004, is given annually (beginning in 2006) 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 published in the United States during the preceding year.

Robert F. Sibert Award

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 the United States in English during the preceding year. 

Odyssey Award

The Odyssey Award is given to the producer of the best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States.

SelectReads

SelectReads is a monthly newsletter service filled with book suggestions in the genre or topic of your choice (adult and children's books). You can also look at great book lists from your West Allis librarians!

Novelist Kindergarten through 8th Grade (K-8)

Novelist K-8 is a fiction database with easy-to-use subject access to fiction titles aimed at the K-8 population. Includes reading lists, author and book read-a-likes and genre overviews.

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