- American Library Association:
- Although this is generally a site for professional librarians, you can find links to a wide range of reading lists for children and young adults.
- Database of Award-Winning Children's Literature:Compiled by librarian Lisa R. Bartle, this site has thousands of books listed. You can search by age group, setting, historical period, language, format, genre, award, and by ethnicity or nationality and gender of the protagonist. You can even look for a key word or phrase.
- National Education Association:
- This link takes you to the “For Parents” section of the NEA’s Read Across America program. You’ll find book lists, activities, and a lot of good information about reading aloud.
- Newbery Education Association:
- The Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the American Library Association for the most distinguished American children's book.
- Scholastic Book: You’ll find book lists as well as options to search for books by age, book type, and genre.
Thomas Friedman's Editorial: "How About Better Parents?" published in the New York Times talks about why it's important to read to our kids.