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Freshman Seminar: Book Lists/Links

Books lists and awards

Book Sites

Guys Read
A site designed to get boys reading. Offers a list of books recommended by the webmaster, children's author Jon Sczieska, and others suggested by visitors to the website.
 

Horn Book

Reviews of children's books, articles and interviews of authors and illustrators.
 

NancyKeane.com

Booktalks, reading recommendations, book reviews, and general information about children's literature.

 

No Flying, No Tights

Graphic novels, the focus of this site, take the whole storytelling format one step further. To the Main Site, for teens · To Sidekicks, for kids up to age 12 · To the Lair, for older teens and adults. copyright Robin Brenner 2002-2008 .
 

Publishers Weekly

The international news website of book publishing and bookselling including reviews, bestseller lists, commentary and more.
 

Reading Rants

Reading Rants, a website featuring out of the ordinary booklists for teens, has been an online presence since 1998. Written by Jennifer Hubert and designed by Andrew Mutch.

Teenreads.com

Place for teens to sound off about what's on their bookshelves. Look for the latest young adult reads, popular titles, and weekly polls.

YALSA (Young Adult Library Service Association)
YALSA is the world leader in evaluating, selecting and recommending books, audiobooks, and films for teens via its annual selected lists, four literary awards, Website, and publications.
 

Tailored Book Searches
Database of award-winning children's literature

Create a tailored list of quality
children's books based on your criteria such as ethnicity, gender, period, location, and others, or view lists.


Literature Map
Travel the world of Literature. ... Literature-Map - the tourist map of literature. Find a writer in the map: Name of the author: latest searches

Teachers Book Wizard
Find children's books by reading level, topic, genre, and more. Enter a book title to find suggestions for similar books.

Book Awards

The Booker Prize

The Booker Prize, which aims to reward the best novel of the year, is awarded by Booker plc, which in May 2000 merged with Iceland plc.

National Book Award

One of the USA's most prestigious literary prizes, the National Book Award is given by the National Book Foundation.

The National Book Critics Circle Award

The National Book Critics Circle Award annually recognizes books in five categories: fiction, general nonfiction, biography/autobiography, poetry and criticism.
 

The Nebula Awards

The Nebula Awards® are voted on, and presented by, active members of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc.  Since 1965, the Nebula Awards have been given each year for the best novel, novella, novelette, and short story eligible for that year’s award. The Award for Best Script was added in 2000. 

The Newbery Medal

The Newbery Medal, which honors the author making the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children, is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association.
 

Nobel Prize for Literature

Swedish engineer Alfred Nobel provided for the establishment of the Nobel Foundation in his will in 1895. Since 1901, it has recognized achievement in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, peace and economics. Past winners include Octavio Paz, Albert Camus, Ernest Hemingway and Hermann Hesse.

The PEN/Faulkner Award

The PEN/Faulkner Award is affiliated with PEN (Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists) and is named for William Faulker, the author of such novels as "The Sound and the Fury" and "As I Lay Dying." The award recognizes an outstanding fiction book selected by judges who are themselves fiction writers.

The Printz Award
The Michael L. Printz Award annually honors the best book written for teens, based entirely on its literary merit, each year. In addition, the Printz Committee names up to four honor books, which also represent the best writing in young adult literature.

The Pulitzer Prize

The will of Joseph Pulitzer, a crusading newspaper journalist, provided for the establishment of the Pulitzer Prizes. Since its inception in 1917, the prizes have recognized the best in journalism, letters, drama and music. Many consider it the most prestigious award a journalist or author can achieve.