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Recommended Reading for Kids

BC Books Online (Association of BC Book Publishers)

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

Horn Book: Recommended Children’s Books

Kirkus: Children’s Book Reviews

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

Children’s Book Awards


Chocolate Lily Awards (BC Children’s Readers’ Choice)

First Nation Communities Read

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

Red Cedar Book Awards (BC Young Readers’ Choice)

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

United States

Caldecott Medal (American Library Association)

Newbery Medal (American Library Association)

Youth Media Awards (American Library Association)


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