Awards/Book Lists

Batchelder Award
Caldecott Medal
Coretta Scott King Award
Geisel Award
Geisel Award
Mitten Award
Newberry Award
Notable Children's Book Award
Notable Children's Book
        Odyssey Award Pura Belpre Award
Pura Belpre Award
Robert F. Silbert Award
Robert F. Sibert Award
YouPer Award
YouPer Award
Association for Library Service to Children

Association for Library Service for Children Book Recommendations

Books by Subject

 African American Biographies
 Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage
 Beginning Graphic Novels
 Biographies of Famous Women
 Black History Month
 Board Books
 Book Lovers Day
 Chinese New Year
 Cinco De Mayo
 Diverse Picture Books
 Early Chapter Books Series
 Earth Day
Father's Day
 Financial Wellness Month
 Fourth of July
Great Outdoors Month
 High Contrast Books for Newborns
LGBTQ+ Pride Month
 Memorial Day
 Mother's Day
 National Nutrition Month
 Picture Book Read Alouds (PreK-Elementary)
 President's Day
 Raksha Bandhan
 School Life
 Star Wars
 Staying Safe During COVID-19
 St. Patrick's Day
 Tough Topics
 Trailblazing Women Biographies
 Valentine's Day
 Women's Equality Day

Books by Grade Level

 Early Reader - Beginning to Read
Early Reader - The Next Step
 Great Reads for First Grade
 First Grade
 Great Reads for Second Grade
 Second Grade
 Great Reads for Third Grade
 Great Reads for Fourth Grade

Picture Books

 Growth Mindset
 Potty Training
 Read Alouds (Pre K - Elem)
Seasons - Fall

MISelf in Books

MISelf in Books is an annual list of diverse books for Michigan learners. The list was selected by a committee of certified school librarians who are members of the Michigan Association for Media in Education (MAME). These recommendations are based on books that they see learners reading and enjoying in their libraries. The books are all published in the last two years and written by #ownvoice authors and will include books for all grade levels: PreK-1, 2-3, 4-5, 6-8, and 9-12.

To access the book lists, please click here.

Reading Beyond: Advanced Book Lists

Lists developed by the American Library Association and the Children's Book Council designed to help adults recommend age appropriate titles that will challenge advanced readers.

For Children in Grades K-1 Reading at the 3rd Grade Level

For Children in Grades 2-3 Reading at the 5th Grade Level

For Children in Grades 4-6 Reading at the 7th Grade Level

Read By Grade Three

Read by Grade Three brochure, Front

Read by Grade Three brochure, Back

For more information, please visit the Michigan Department of Education.