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Reader's advisory is the act of libraries providing suggestions and guidance in finding interesting materials for readers in the library.
Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD)
Search for children's literature based on reader's age, grade, language, author, subject, interest level, reading level, genre, and many other data points. Includes an extensive collection of reviews and entries for award entries dating back to 1922. Users can register for MyCLDC and build, save, revisit and share - saved searches, lists and bibliographies.
A reader's advisory database for book recommendations. Identify books for specific age groups or find books by subject, title or award.
Database of Award-Winning Children's Literature
Access book titles via keyword or phrase searching, or by using a form to indicate reading level, genre, language, historical period, gender of the protagonist, and ethnicity of the protagonist, among other elements. Books listed have been recognized with awards ranging from the Caldecott Award to ALA Notable Books for Children.
Association for Library Service for Children: Book & Media Awards
Includes information about the following awards: ALSC May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Award, Batchelder Award, Belpré Medal, Caldecott Medal, Carnegie Medal, Geisel Award, Newbery Medal, Odyssey Award, Sibert Medal, and Wilder Medal.
YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) Book Awards
YALSA honors the best teen literature each year with its six literary awards.
Named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It 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.
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.
The Coretta Scott King Book Awards
Given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Blue Ribbons
Blue Ribbons are chosen annually by the Bulletin staff and represent what they believe to be the best of the previous year's literature for youth.
International Latino Book Awards
Held annually by Latino Literacy Now in conjunction with Las Comadres para las Americas, & Reforma: The National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking (an affiliate of the American Library Association). (Scroll down the page.)
Organizations & News
Children's Book Council
The Children’s Book Council (CBC) is the nonprofit trade association of children’s book publishers in North America, dedicated to supporting the industry and promoting children’s books and reading.
Children's Literature Association
he Children’s Literature Association (ChLA) is a non-profit association of scholars, critics, professors, students, librarians, teachers and institutions dedicated to the academic study of literature for children. For our members, children’s literature includes books, films, and other media created for, or adopted by, children and young adults around the world, past, present, and future.
Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)
Brings together stakeholders from the areas of libraries, education, research, out of school time, youth development and more to develop and deliver resources to libraries that expand their capacity to support teen learning and enrichment and to foster healthy communities.
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
International professional organization for writers and illustrators of children’s literature.