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  • Graded ListsThis list of titles has been compiled by librarians at member schools of the Houston Area Independent School Library Network (HAISLN). ? It includes both fiction and nonfiction books by some of the best authors for children and young adults. Books on this list are evaluated annually by grade level committees.
  • Read BrightlyAt Brightly, we believe reading has the power to illuminate kids’ lives. But we also know how hard it can be to connect kids with the right books at the right time and keep them engaged with reading as they grow. We want to make it a little easier, and a lot more fun, for parents to raise children who love to read.
  • Novelist: NoveList provides subject heading access, reviews, annotations, and much more for over 135,000 fiction titles. It also includes: Author Read-alikes, What We're Reading, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Annotated Book Lists.
  • Caldecott WinnersThe Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It 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.
  • Newbery WinnersThe 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.
  • ALA Award Winners: The American Library Association's lists of best of and award winners.
  • Recommended websites for connecting with booksThe Internet might be seen as the enemy of old-fashioned books, but the two entities can actually compliment each other nicely. Websites devoted to reading and literacy help readers connect with other readers, delve deeper into what they are reading, and discover new books of interest. Here are ten of the best free, reading-related websites to inspire readers.
  • Recommended Books from ALSCThe Association for Library Service to Children promotes reading and books through recommendations, compilations of lists, and related services.