Choose a Great Book!
CHECK OUT THE NEWBERY AWARD WINNERS AND CALIFORNIA YOUNG READER MEDAL WINNERS (AND NOMINEES)!
FIND A BOOK IN A SERIES!
GREAT READING WEBSITES TO CHECK OUT
Contra Costa County Public Library
Use the "library catalog," "kids," and "teens" pages to find a good book.
CA School Library Association's California Young Reader Medal (CYRM)
Check out the nominated books as well as past nominees and winners that are selected by California's students.
Margaret A. Edwards Award Lifetime achievement award for authors whose books are popular with teens
The Coretta Scott King Book Award Winners Coretta Scott King Book Awards annually recognize outstanding books for young adults and children by African American authors and illustrators that reflect the African American experience
The Edgar Awards for Best Mystery see Juvenile and Young Adult nominees!
New York Public Library
This is the gateway to the children's section (up through grade 6) of the New York Public Library.
New York Public Library Teen
Books and links for teens and/or young adults with more mature content.
CHECK OUT BOOKSTORES & THEIR WEBSITES FOR READING SUGGESTIONS
The Stanley Library Website provides general information. While these sites have been reviewed for content, the completeness, timeliness, and availability of linked data are not known. Please use judgment while surfing the Internet.
"These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves."
10 Ways to Pick a Great Book:
1. It has a compelling cover
2. The title sounds intriguing
3. It was recommended by a friend whose opinion you trust
4. You are crazy about the other books that author has written
5. You loved the other books in that series
6. You are fascinated by that theme or subject
7. The book flap or back cover draws you in
8. Looking inside, you find the chapter titles or illustrations irresistible
9. The first sentence or paragraph or page makes you want to keep reading
10. It was made into a movie