Novelist K-8 Plus - This children’s literature database includes recommended reads and “If You Like…” lists.
Something About the Author - Find out about the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults.
ReadKiddoRead - James Patterson’s website provides excellent suggested reading lists by age. There’s something for every reader.
KidsReads - A great website with reviews, coming soon section, author interviews, special features and more.
Bookwork for Kids - Reviews are divided into age groups, subjects, genres, and themes to help you find the right book.
What’s Next: Books in Series - What book comes next in the series you’re reading? Find out here.
Commonsense Media - Parents can search for reviews that give information on age appropriateness of children’s materials.
Recommended Reads: Preschool
Recommended Reads: Ages 6-8
Recommended Reads: Ages 9-12
Buckeye Children's Book Award - Ohio kids vote for the best books of the year.
Newbery Medal - Since 1922, this award has been given to books for children of distinguished quality.
Caldecott Medal - Since 1938, this award has been given to the artist/illustrator of the most distinguished picture book.
Geisel Award - A new award for books for beginning readers.
Sibert Medal - A relatively new award for informational (nonfiction) books for children.
Coretta Scott King Award - Awarded to an African American illustrator and author of children’s books that promote, educate, and enhance the American Dream of a multicultural society.
Belpre Medal - An Award for the Latino/a author and illustrator whose work highlights the Latino experience.
"Off the Shelf" is our column highlighting notable new children's materials.
Great Books For Year-Round Giving
The W-TCPL Youth Services' annual guide to the best children's books of the year lists books that would make great gifts for birthdays, baby showers, or any time of year!