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Children's Book Awards
Children’s Literature Organizations
Community Reading Programs
Reading and Discussion Ideas
Reading and Literacy Programs
Services for Book Clubs



Invite an Author Program
List of authors willing to speak to your book club by phone

Good Conversations
Videotapes and DVDs for purchase, featuring interviews with many contemporary children's authors (including authors featured in The Kids’ Book Club Book)

Visiting Authors
A directory of authors who speak at schools

Authors and Illustrators
Authors and illustrators who visit schools


Children's Book Awards

Pura Belpré Award

Caldecott Medal

Coretta Scott King Book Award

Costa Book Awards (formerly Whitbread Book Awards)

Michael L. Printz Award

National Book Award

John Newbery Medal


Children’s Literature Organizations

Children's Book Council
Website for adults working with children and children's books

Children's Literature Network
Connects, informs, and educates those who have an interest in children's books, authors, and illustrators.

Foundation for Children’s Books
Organization that helps teachers, librarians, and parents select and use quality children's literature


Community Reading Programs

“One Book" Reading Promotion Projects (Center for the Book, Library of Congress)
Community reading programs listed by author and community

National Endowment for the Arts “The Big Read”
Program providing citizens with the opportunity to read and discuss a single book within their communities



Bookmarks Magazine
A reader's guide to the best in books, including a section for children

The Edge of the Forest
Monthly online journal devoted to children's literature

The Five Owls
Quarterly publication devoted to children's literature, book reviews, articles about books and reading, and interviews with leading authors and illustrators

The Horn Book Magazine
Reviews of children's books and articles, and interviews with authors and illustrators

School Library Journal
Publication for school librarians

Wee Ones Magazine
Online children's magazine devoted to bringing children and parents together through reading, learning, and having fun


Reading and Discussion Ideas

All About the Book
Videotapes and DVDs for purchase, featuring book discussions with children

American Library Association Great Websites for Kids
Internet guide of child-safe sites selected by a committee of the American Library Association.

American Library Association Teen Reading
Recommended reading, awards, Teen Read week, and more

The Book Club Cookbook
The definitive guide to  matching recipes with to literary works for adult and teen book club meeting.. Website includes book recommendations, Invite an Author program, and newsletter.

Book Clubs Resource
A resource and guide for book clubs, including on-line groups

The Book Nut's Reading Club
Book lists, reviews, advice for parents, and more

Recommended books and reviews for elementary and middle grade readers

Carol Littlejohn
Book Clubbing! provides book recommendations, booktalks, and reading activities for all ages.

Alphabetical listing of links to biographies, publisher author pages, and personal web sites of children's authors and illustrators

Class of 2k7
A group of 38 debut authors for children and young adult readers

Guys Read
Book recommendations for boys by children's author Jon Sczieska and visitors to the website

Journal of African American Children's Literature
Provides information about the journal links to websites about African American Children’s Literature, spotlights African American authors and illustrators, and features book reviews and news

Kids and Reading
Explores how kids learn to read, with tips and advice on how to help your child learn to read

Kids Reads
Book reviews, author interviews, trivia games, and more for young readers

Featured book selection, questions, and ideas for book discussions

Talk it Up! Book Discussion Groups for Kids
Discussion guides for one hundred-fifty books for children of all ages

Teen Reads
Reading guides, contests, author interviews, and biographical information for teens

Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)
Website of the Young Adult Library Services Association


Reading and Literacy Promotion Programs

Association for Library Service to Children
Network of more than 4,000 children's and youth librarians, children's literature experts, publishers, education and library school faculty members, and other adults

First Book
Provides disadvantaged children with new books

International Reading Association
Professional organization for those involved in teaching reading and promoting literacy

National Center for Family Literacy
Programs on family literacy and links to community programs

Library of Congress, Center for the Book
Promotes books, reading, libraries, and literacy

Reach Out and Read
Provides new books to children growing up in poverty

Reading Is Fundamental
Nonprofit children's literacy organization

Teachers & Writers Collaborative
Sends professional writers into schools to teach imaginative writing


Services for Book Clubs

Generous Books
Personalized services for book clubs

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