Reading Recommendations

Free Children’s E-Books in multiple languages about the Corona Virus Provided by the New York City School Library System

Award Winners

American Indian Youth Literature Award – Best books by and about American Indians

Beverly Cleary Children’s Choice Award – Annual award to quality books written at second/third grade reading level

Caldecott Medal winners – Distinguished American picture books

Early Literacy Book Awards (CLEL Bell) – A favorite source for storytime books

Geisel Award – Beginning reader books published in English in the United States

Newbery Medal – Most distinguished contribution to American literature for children

ORCA – Oregon Reader’s Choice Award

Pura Belpré Award – Outstanding kids literature celebrating Latin American culture

Robert F. Sibert Medal – Most distinguished informational book for children

Other Sources

Diversity in Children’s Lit – Recommendations from Ezra Jack Keats Foundation for recently released titles

Novelist K-8 – requires a CCRLS library card and PIN. A helpful tool for finding book recommendations, read-a-likes, and more!

Rise: A Feminist Book Project – (formerly Amelia Bloomer Project) for Ages 0-18

Social Justice Books – Various book lists based on cultural identities

Books and Authors – Discover read-alikes based on authors or genres you really like. Requires a CCRLS library card and PIN.

DOGO Books – book reviews by kids for kids

Reading Help

How to Raise a Reader – Tips for success from your librarians!


Adolescent Literacy – Resources for struggling readers in grades 4-12


Reading Rockets – Information about teaching children to read and helping kids who struggle


Lexile Levels Book Finder


Reading Levels Comparison Chart