I love a good book list--don't you? I love reading them, collecting them, making them--I love a good book list ALMOST as much as I love a good book. If you, too, enjoy book recommendations, check back here.

In Fall 2018, I'll be sharing lists of standout books in our library.

Until then, take a stroll through some of the spots I like to visit when searching for great new books:

Seattle Public Library Lists

Many helpful lists here, by age, genre, WA state awards,

special needs, and more.

Book Search Tools​

What to Read Next Kids? --a database that helps kids find books

based on other books they love

Reading Rockets Book Finder---search for a book by author,

subject, theme, age, and more

Award Winners

NY Times Best Illustrated Books of 2017

Caldecott--award given to distinguished illustrators of picture books

Coretta Scott King--to outstanding African American authors and

illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an

appreciation of African American culture and universal human values

Newbery--given to distinguished authors of children's books


Professional Publications

School Library Journal--an established resource for library professionals

Horn Book-promoting good books for children and young adults

Children's Literature Super Fans

Nerdy Book Club--teachers, publishers, writers, librarians, and fans blogging about books, education, reading, and libraries

Brightly--comprehensive book lists compiled thoughtfully by a group of passionate bookworms and parents

Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast---a devotee of children's literature writes about books

Kidlitosphere--the society of bloggers in children's and young adult literature

Celebrating All of Us

Lee and Low Books--largest multicultural publisher in U.S. "About everyone. For everyone. Your diversity source."

Our Story--a book discovery tool that celebrates diversity and aims to offer books that reflect every community

Logonauts--impassioned teacher and reader collecting book lists featuring #DiverseKidLit

Guys Read--website focused on connecting reluctant boy readers with books to love

Books and Social Change

Horn Book's Making a Difference Book List

Immigrant and Refugee Experiences--Seattle Public Library


Nonfiction Detectives--two children's librarians seek out the best in


I have so many more, but this should keep you busy for awhile!

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