Summer Reading Links

This website was created by Barb Langridge from the Harford County Public Library. She has enlisted many friends within the library community to review books. Use the search feature to learn about and find great reads for the readers in your house.
Many students enjoy reading books that are a part of a series such as The Magic Treehouse or Clementine.
Use these lists to help direct purchases or to find books at your local public libraries.The web has many outstanding resources to use to find lists of award-winning books. By clicking on these links, you will be taken to a page on which you will find the best of the best.
The Caldecott Award and Honors are given to the best in children's picture books published in the United States. This award is given out by the American Library Association. Find book suggestions such as these award winners: Extra Yarn, illustrated by Jon Klassen, written by Mac Barnet and This Is Not My Hat, written and illustrated by Jon Klassen
Compiled by the leading organization of literacy professionals, you can find lists of Children's Choice Award Winners, Teachers' Choice Award Winners, and Young Adult Choice Award Winners from each of the past sixteen years.
From the National Council of the Teachers of English, these books have earned awards as the best in children's nonfiction or informational books. Find book suggestions such as these award winners: Electric Ben: The Amazing Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin by Robert Byrd
A joint project of the National Science Teachers Association and the Children's Book Council, since 1973, Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 represents the year's best books for science classrooms, chosen by science educators. Find book suggestions such as these award winners: Animal Grossapedia. Melissa Stewart and Alex the Parrot: No Ordinary Bird. Stephanie Spinner
Created by award winning author James Patterson, this is another excellent book recommendation site. This site and A Book and A Hug are not limited just to beginner readers. Older students will find these book recommendation sites useful too.
Created in honor of Dr. Seuss (Theodore Geisel), these books are recognized as the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States during the preceding year (given by the American Library Association). Find book suggestions such as these award winners: Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons written by Eric Litwin and Let's Go for a Drive! written by Mo Willems
The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal is awarded annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished informational book (given by the American Library Association). Find book suggestions such as these award winners: Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade by Melissa Sweet and Nic Bishop Spiders written and photographed by Nic Bishop