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Award Winning Books
The Caldecott Award is awarded each year to the illustrator of the best picture book for children.
Theodor Geisel Award
The Geisel Award is awarded each year to the author of the best book for beginning readers.
The Newbery Medal is awarded each year to the author of the best book for children.
Coretta Scott King Award
The Coretta Scott King Award is presented each year to African American authors and illustrators who have created great books.
Pura Belpré Award
The Pura Belpré Award is presented each year to a Latino American author and illustrator whose children's book celebrates being Latino.
Sibert Informational Book Award
The Seibert Award is given to the author of the best informational book for children.
The Odyssey Award is given to the producer of the best audiobook for children.
Illinos Children's Choice Awards!
Let your voice be heard. Read books from these lists and vote for your favorite. Or read past winners chosen by kids like you!
- For students in Kindergarten-3rd grades
Rebecca Caudill Award
- For students in 4th-8th grades
Nominees 2014 Monarch
Nominees 2013 Monarch
Print a Booklist
Looking for a good book for a second grader? Trying to find a mystery? Use one of these booklists created by the New Lenox Library staff.
Adventure Stories for Grades 3-5 and 6-8
Scary Stories for Grades 3-5 and 6-8
Fantasy Stories for Younger and Older Readers
Realistic Fiction for Younger and Older Readers
Fearless Females -- Stories for Girls in Grades 6-8
Bibliographies First Grade
Blibliographies Second Grade
Official Harry Potter Site
- This interactive site lets you explore Harry's world, read about his books, learn about J. K. Rowling.
- Search the Scholastic site for all your favorite books ... from Clifford to Animorphs to Babysitters Club ot Magic School Bus! They're all here!
- Here you'll find your Dr. Seuss, Arthur, Junie B. Jones and more!
- Get your fill of Arthur, Barney, Sesame Street, and more. Extras include Fun & Games and sing-a-longs.
Between the Lions
- This site is full of interactive stories and games for kids learning to read and write
Looking for Book Ideas?
NoveList K-8 contains information on fiction books for all K-8 grade levels, and includes picture books, children's "chapter" books, and young adult titles. The database is updated monthly. Make NoveList K-8 your starting place for learning about the books that you and your students need and will want to read. It's a companion database to the NoveList database for adult readers, and produced by the same staff that created NoveList.
Read a Book Online
International Children's Digital Library
Learn about other cultures as you read books from this collection of children's books from around the world!
Children's Books Online: the Rosetta Project
Browse through illustrated books that your grandparents or great grandparents read!
Our current Staff Picks are located behind the new books and next to the state nominee books.