Suggested Reading for Kids and Teens

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Books Your Child Should Hear Before Kindergarten

Suggestions for read-aloud books to children under 5 years old.

 

Recommended Books by Grade Level

1st Grade Suggested Reading List

2nd Grade Suggested Reading List

3rd Grade Suggested Reading List

4th Grade Suggested Reading List

5th Grade Suggested Reading List

6th Grade Suggested Reading List

7th and 8th Grade Suggested Reading List

Mark Twain Reader’s Awards

The Mark Twain Readers Award is given to books written for grades 4th through 6th. The nominees are chosen by librarians and teachers and voted on by students. Winning books are announced in April.

2017-18 Mark Twain Reader’s Award Shortlist

2016-17 Mark Twain Reader’s Award Shortlist and Winner

2015-16 Mark Twain Reader’s Award Shortlist and Winner

2014-15 Mark Twain Reader’s Award Shortlist and Winner

2013-14 Mark Twain Reader’s Award Shortlist and Winner

 

Truman Reader’s Awards

Truman Awards are great books for grades 6th through 8th, chosen by teachers and librarians and voted on by students. Winning books are announced in April.

2017-18 Truman Reader’s Award Shortlist

2016-17 Truman Reader’s Award Shortlist and Winner

2015-16 Truman Reader’s Award Shortlist and Winner

2014-15 Truman Reader’s Award Shortlist and Winner

2013-14 Truman Reader’s Award Shortlist and Winner

 

Gateway Reader’s Award

Gateway  Awards are great books for grades 9th through 12th, chosen by teachers and librarians and voted on by students. Winning books are announced in April.

2016-17 Gateway Reader’s Award Shortlist

2015-16 Gateway Reader’s Award Shortlist and Winner

2014-15 Gateway Reader’s Award Shortlist and Winner

2013-14 Gateway Reader’s Award Shortlist and Winner

 

NPR’s 100 Best-Ever Teen Novels

Voted on in 2012, National Public Radio’s (NPR) listeners voted on the best Young Adult novels. This list covers the entire range of the teen years, with books like the Harry Potter series, Lord of the Rings, and To Kill a Mockingbird.