California Department of Education
A collection of outstanding literature for children and adolescents is available in print as a searchable database.
American Library Association
Each year, YALSA selects the best books and media for teens. Whether you're looking for a book for a reluctant or avid teen reader, there's sure to be a title that will fit the bill.
California Young Reader Medal
Students in California schools nominate the books through their teachers and/or librarians.
International Literacy Association
Children, young adults, teachers, and librarians around the United States select their favorite recently published books for the “Choices” booklists.
National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)/Children's Book Council (CBC)
Books selected for this bibliography are written primarily for children in grades K-8. The selection committee looks for books that emphasize human relations, represent a diversity of groups and are sensitive to a broad range of cultural experiences, present an original theme or a fresh slant on a traditional topic, are easily readable and of high literary quality, and have a pleasing format and, when appropriate, illustrations that enrich the text.
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)/Children's Book Council (CBC)
Reading science trade books is the perfect way for students to build literacy skills while learning science content. The books that appear in these lists were selected as outstanding children's science trade books. They were chosen by a book review panel appointed by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and assembled in cooperation with the Children's Book Council (CBC).