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Books & Reading for Kids
Find the books that you are most interested in through these websites.
The Book Hive
Find books that kids themselves recommend.

Guys Read
Book ideas just for boys.

Juvenile Series and Sequels
Have you ever wondered what book is next in your favorite series? Do you want to know if a favorite book has a sequel? This web page, from Mid-Continent Public Library System, has the answers.
Kids Reads
Booker T. Worm will help you find the perfect book. 

Oregon Battle of the Books
Official Site for the state-wide Oregon Battle of the Books for grades 3-12.
           
2016 Book Recommendations

Would you like to get a book for a child on your list, but don't know where to start? Check out these favorites recommended by your Children's Librarians!                       

Parents & Teachers
Find the best books for your kids  
Booklights
PBS Parents blog all about children's books.

BookSpot
Book lists, reviews, online books, podcasts and more.

Children’s Book Council
The non-profit trade association of publishers of Children’s and Young Adult books.

Children’s Picture Book Database at Miami University
This site allows teachers, parents and librarians to search for picture books on a specific topic.

ELSIE: Early Literacy Storytime Exchange
The ELSIE database allows you to search for picture books based on the six early literacy skills children need to develop before they enter school.
Harcourt Storytown
This website supports the Beaverton School District’s Literacy and Language Arts learning targets.     

Kidslitosphere
This website provides a comprehensive list of children's and young adult literature blogs.

Lexile Reading Level Book Search
Using this tool from the Lexile Framework for Reading website, you can search for books by Lexile range, author, title or keyword.

Lexiles in Oregon
The Oregon State Department of Education provides information for parents and teachers on Lexiles in the school curriculum. You can submit text to be analyzed for the Lexile level. Of special interest to parents and students are the Reading Pathfinders based on a child’s Lexile level.

Reading Rockets
This site includes activities, lessons and tips on helping young children learn to read.
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Book Awards
Learn more about the awards that are given to exceptional books.

American Library Association Awards
The John Newbery Medal
Awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
           
The Randolph Caldecott Medal
Awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
           
The Coretta Scott King Award
Given to African American authors and illustrators for outstanding inspirational and educational contributions, the Coretta Scott King Book Award titles promote understanding and appreciation of the culture of all peoples and their contribution to the realization of the American dream.

The Pura Belpre Medal
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.
The Theodor Seuss Geisel Award
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.

The Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal
The Wilder Award honors an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have made, over a period of years, a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children.

The Robert F. Sibert Medal
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.

The Mildred L. Batchelder Award
The Batchelder Award is awarded to an American publisher for a children's book considered to be the most outstanding of those books originally published in a foreign language in a foreign country, and subsequently translated into English and published in the United States.
 
Other Children's Book Awards
The Oregon Book Awards Eloise Jarvis McGraw Award for Children’s Literature 
The Oregon Book Awards are presented annually for the finest accomplishments by Oregon writers who work in genres of poetry, fiction, literary nonfiction, drama and young readers literature.
Oregon Reader's Choice Award
This award is chosen by children in Oregon.
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