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Association for Library Service to Children: Recommended Books

Public librarians, youth workers, children's educators, and caregivers may want to check out this extensive resource list from the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC). Here, visitors will find a number of curated lists of recommended books. Each list features both recently published works along with classic publications in order to help young readers - and those who teach them -...

Given that thousands of books are published each and ever year, it may be overwhelming for the discerning reader to separate the wheat from the chaff. Stepping into the fray (since 1997) is, started in 1997 by Davina Morgan-Witts and her husband Paul. As the site notes, "Bookbrowse carefully selects from the most interesting current books and provides you with multiple reviews and a...
Choices Reading Lists

The International Reading Association has crafted these Choices Reading Lists for librarians, teachers, students, and anyone else with a passion for reading. There are three sets: Children’s Choices, Young Adults' Choices, and Teachers' Choices. Each list is fully annotated with additional information such as fact sheets, information on the texts selected, and some information about the criteria...
Five Books

Many of our most popular resources last year were blogs and podcasts designed to help book-lovers find new titles and authors of interests. Of these resources, Five Books stood out from the pack. We were impressed by the sheer breadth of this resource, which provides book recommendations for genres ranging from contemporary fiction to philosophy, to neuroscience, to children's picture books. In...
Library of Congress 2004 National Book Festival

This year the National Book Festival celebrated its fourth year and played host to more than 70 different authors and their respective literary traditions. Sponsored by the Library of Congress, the authors include those who write biographies, works of poetry, and fantasy. On the website, visitors can learn about the various authors who appeared at the Festival, and learn about different ideas...
The 100 greatest books ever written by African American women

The Color Purple by Alice Walker, Beloved by Toni Morrison, Ain't I a Woman? Black Women and Feminism by bell hooks - these titles are staples of many literary-enthusiasts' bookshelves. Yet, the powerful and transformative writing of Black women is too often erased from dominant narratives in literary discussion. The ZORA Canon's list of "The 100 greatest books ever written by African American...
WBUR's Digital Bookshelf

This site, assembled by the Boston Public Radio station, WBUR, gathers all of the station's book coverage in a single, navigable location. Here readers will find scores of recently published books to scout, along with reviews, interviews with authors, transcripts of book-related programs, and links to sites where readers may purchase the novels, memoirs, biographies, and other books on display....