Recommended Reading for Kids

Horn Book: Recommended Children’s Books

Kirkus: Children’s Book Reviews

Canadian Children’s Book Centre – a wealth of information including comprehensive lists of recommended book titles for kids

How to Raise a Reader by the NY Times – a great guide to different stages of children’s books

Children’s Book Awards


Governer General’s Literary Awards (includes categories for Children’s Text and Children’s Illustration)

Young Reader’s Choice Awards (Pacific Northwest Library Association)

United States

Caldecott Medal (American Library Association)

Newbery Medal (American Library Association)


Carnegie and Kate Greenway Children’s Book Awards (CILIP)