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General Books/Readers' Advisory Web Links

The Book Report Network
http://www.tbrnetwork.com/

Book Reviews
http://childlit.sdsu.edu/reviews/reviews.htm

Books for Understanding
http://aaupnet.org/booksforunderstanding.html


Awards
Children
---The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It 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.
Caldicott Medal
http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/cal...
---The 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.
Mildred L.Batchelder Award
---The Batchelder Award is given to the most outstanding children’s book originally published in a language other than English in a country other than the United States, and subsequently translated into English for publication in the United States.
Pura Belpré Medal
---The award is named after Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library. The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.


Young Adults
YALSA | Alex Award
---The Alex Awards are administered by the Young Adult Library Services Association. They are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18.
YALSA | Margaret A. Edwards Award
---The Margaret A. Edwards Award, established in 1988, honors an author, as well as a specific body of his or her work, for significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature.
YALSA | William C. Morris Award
---The William C. Morris YA Debut Award, first awarded in 2009, honors a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens and celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature.
---The Michael L. Printz Award is named for a Topeka, Kansas school librarian who was a long-time active member of the Young Adult Library Services Association. It is administered by YALSA and given for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.

YALSA | Margaret A. Edwards Award
http://www.ala.org/ala/yalsa/booklistsawards/marga...
---The Margaret A. Edwards Award is administered by the Young Adult Library Services Association. It honors an author, as well as a specific body of his or her work, that have been popular over a period of time.

YALSA | Odyssey Award
---This annual award is given to the producer of the best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States.
YALSA | Nonfiction Award
---The YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction honors the best nonfiction book published for young adults (ages 12-18) during a January 1st – December 31st publishing year.


Adults
Pulitzer Prize
---The Pulitzer Prize was established by Joseph Pulitzer, a journalist and newspaper publisher. It is administered by Columbia University in New York City and is regarded as the highest national honor in print journalism and literary achievements.
Nobel Prize in Literature
http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/
---The Nobel Prize in Literature is named for the Swedish inventor and industrialist Alfred Bernhard Nobel. It is given annually and regarded as the most prestigious award for literature in the world.
Man Booker Prize
---The Man Booker Prize for Fiction is a literary prize awarded each year for the best original full-length novel, written in the English language, by a citizen of the Commonwealth of Nations, Ireland, or Zimbabwe.
The Edgar Awards
---The Edgar Awards are awarded annually by the Mystery Writers of America and recognize the best mystery works ( novel, first novel, paperback original, fact crime, critical/biographical, and short story) for adults, young adults and children.
---The Hugo Award is named for Hugo Gernsback, the founder of the pioneering science fiction magazine, Amazing Stories. It is awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to science fiction or fantasy writing.


General Awards
National Book Awards
---Established in 1950,the National Book Award is an American literary prize administered by theNational Book Foundation. It is awarded annually to American writers whodemonstrate excellence in literature in one of four categories: Fiction,Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People’s Literature.

National Book Critics Circle Awards

http://bookcritics.org

---The National Book Critics Awards are given annually and honor the best literaturepublished in the United States in six categories—autobiography,biography, criticism, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. These are the onlynational literary awards chosen by critics themselves.

100 Most Frequently Challenged Books: 1990-1999
100 Most Frequently Banned/Challenged Books: 2000-2009
Frequently Cnallenged Books of the 21st Century
Banned and Challenged Classics
Most Frequently Challenged Authors of the 21st Century


Best Sellers
American Booksellers Association: National Indie Bestsellers
Adult New York Times Best Seller Listings (1950-Present)
http://www.hawes.com/pastlist.htm

Best Seller Lists - New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/best-sellers-books/overview...
National Public Radio: Books: Book Reviews, Book News, and Author Interviews
Publishers Weekly |Book Reviews, Bestselling Books & Publishing Business News http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/bestsellers/index.html#?channel=bestsellers


eBooks

Online Books, Poems, Short Stories - Read Print
http://www.readprint.com

Classic Reader: Read Free Classic Books Online
http://www.classicreader.com/

Genres

Mystery Net.com: Online Mysteries, Mystery Games, Mystery Books
http://www.mysterynet.com/

Graphic Novels
Comics Worth Reading

Great Graphic Novels for Teens
http://www.ala.org/ala/yalsa/booklistsawards/greatgraphicnovelsforteens/gn.cfm


no flying, no tights - Graphic Novel Reviews
http://www.noflyingnotights.com/index2.html
no flying, no tights - The Lair - Graphic Novel Reviews
http://www.noflyingnotights.com/lair/index.html

no flying, no tights - Sidekicks - Graphic Novel Reviews for Kids
http://www.noflyingnotights.com/sidekicks/index.html


Teen Reads
YALSA's Best of the Best for Young Adults
http://www.ala.org/yalsa/best
Young Adult Books Central
Books & More: Teens / Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
BPL Teens & Author Series List
http://www.bettendorflibrary.com/bpl-bin/series.pl

Favorite Teenage Angstbooks
Flamingnet Book Reviews
http://flamingnet.com/index.cfm

NJSL Youth Services - Booklists
http://www.njyac.org/booklists
Read On
Reading Rants: Out of the Ordinary Teen Booklists


Adult Reads
Bookreporter
http://www.bookreporter.com/index.asp

Oprah’s Book Club and Books
Overbooked: Starred Review Index

Overbooked: Booklists – Fiction & Nonfiction