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Books & Reading for Kids

Find the books that you are most interested in through these websites.
Beaverton City Library Booklists
Here you’ll find genre and topic booklists for kids created by the Youth Services librarians at Beaverton City Library. Want more? Check out these links for books for kids ages 0-5 and parents, books for kids grades K-2, or books for grades 3-6.

Personalized Reading Lists
Would you like book suggestions, tailored just for you? Fill out this form to tell us about your reading preferences and library staff will send you a list of suggestions.

Submit a title for a Tween Picks
Here you'll find an easy webform to submit your favorite titles to be one of our Tween Picks. 
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.

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

Story Place
Find books that kids themselves recommend.

Parents & Teachers

Find the best books for your kids
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.

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 Children's Literature Legacy Award
The Children's Literature Legacy 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 children's literature through books that demonstrate integrity and respect for all children's lives and experiences.

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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