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The Caldecott Medal 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 California Young Reader Medal program gives young readers in our state the opportunity to honor their favorite books and authors, recommend them to others, and enjoy recreational reading. (Select CYRM tab at top of start page.)
The Coretta Scott King Award is presented annually by the Coretta Scott King Task Force of the American Library Association's Social Responsibilities Round Table. Recipients are authors and illustrators of African descent whose distinguished books promote an understanding and appreciation of the "American Dream."
Outstanding science books selected by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and assembled in cooperation with the Children's Book Council (CBC).
The Young Adult Library Services Association, part of the American Library Association, maintains several booklists for young adults. These books are recommended for students aged 13-19 and may carry more mature themes than children's selections.
The Newbery Medal 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.
National Council of Teachers of English has established an annual award for promoting and recognizing excellence in the writing of nonfiction for children.
Notable social studies books evaluated and selected by a Book Review Committee appointed by National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and assembled in cooperation with the Children's Book Council (CBC).
This is a searchable database of Recommended Literature from the California Department of Education.
Presented for a work of historical fiction published by a U.S. publisher and set in the New World.
Drawn from California's recommended literature lists for students in kindergarten through grade twelve, the reading lists on this site have been specifically tailored to match the achievement level of each student who participated in the statewide assessment program during the previous spring.