Favorite booklist sites for picking out books for children

The Bookbag – this is a brilliant site for book reviews – a particularly good resource if you want to find out the best and latest in contemporary offerings.  It also allows you to know what’s available in the British and European book genre, quite often left out of American listings such as the NY Times or Washington Post booklists.

Top Teen Picks lists

Teen Books Review

Try also Oprah’s kids reading list especially the 6-9 yr and 10-12 yr old lists contain terrific suggestions of books I’ve never come across before and probably would not pick up without this list’s help. Oprah’s kids’ reading lists: http://www.oprah.com/oprahsbookclub/Kids-Reading-List-Books-by-Category

Here are some book recommendations from Rick Riordan’s site: http://www.rickriordan.com/index.php/books-for-children/recommendations/

www.sonlight.com (a homeschooling program) for reading lists.

An extensive school summer reading list

The lovereading4kids website and http://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk

The Amanda Craig’s (award-winning young journalist in the 1980s, author of six novels and a reviewer and broadcaster, and is also thechildren’s book critic for the Times) booklist: http://www.amandacraig.com/

The Book Trust

Book Nuts Reading Club: http://www.booknutsreadingclub.com/choosingbooks.html

Newbery Medal and Honor booklists

Caldecott Medal and Honor booklists

Booklists for Young Adults

YALSA’s booklists for young adults

NCSLMA book award booklist

Chinaberry catalogue listings

Simply Charlotte Mason booklist

Waldorf Curriculum booklist

The Waldorf teaching resources booklist and Family Reading booklist

Ambleside booklist

Multicultural YA booklist

Books for boys

Teenage boys’ books

Payal Kapadia’s Book Reviews

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