Find a Good Kid’s Book

ROCKVILLE LIBRARY SUGGESTED GREAT BOOKS FOR SUMMER (or any time of the year) – Click on the grade for a printable booklet compiled by library staff and distributed through the Vernon Schools.

2016 Lists:
Kindergarten * Grade 1 * Grade 2-3  * Grade 4-5 * Middle School

Online Resources:

ALA GREAT WEBSITES FOR KIDS:  A website sponsored by the American Library Association with links to book sites, literacy programs and fun activities.

NUTMEG BOOKS: Connecticut State Book Award chosen by Connecticut youth in Grades 4-8.

39 CLUES: A popular series for children that centers on the Cahill family. The family follows 39 clues around the world. These books are available at the Rockville Library.

CONNECTICUT STATE LIBRARY: Links to children’s and young adult book awards and lists.

GET READY TO READ: This site, sponsored by the National Center for Learning Disabilities, offers early literacy activities for children. Included are also many resources for adults working with children, such as checklists and links to information.

CALDECOTT MEDAL: 1938+ 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.

NEWBERY MEDAL: 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.

CORETTA SCOTT KING AWARD:  This award recognizes outstanding African-American authors and illustrators. The book must be about the African-American experience, and be written for a youth audience (high school or below).

GUYSREAD: This is a web-based literacy program for boys to help them become self-motivated lifelong readers.

SCHOLASTIC BOOKS:  Search for books by your child’s age or reading level.