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Do you need help finding a good book?  These websites are some of our favorites, and they have a selection of awarding-winning books and series for you to choose from.
  • Miss Carol's Favorite Book Finds of 2013

    A list of favorite books that Children's Librarian, Miss Carol, found in the past year. The list includes picture books, chapter books, and non-fiction books for children of all ages.

     

    Dr. Tim's Best of 2013 -- Children's Titles

    Dr. Tim Wadham, the director of the Puyallup Public Library, shares his favorite children's books from the past year.

     

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid -- Readalikes!

    Excited about the next Diary of a Wimpy Kid book coming out?  Want to read something similar to these funny books?  Take a look at this list of books that are somewhat similar yet somewhat different then Greg's adventures. 


     

    100 Books Every Child Should Hear Before Starting School

    Suggested by Miss Bonnie and Miss Carol.  Old favorites as well as new favorites everyone will enjoy.


    AR Lists for schools in Puyallup 


    Find a book on your school's Accelerated Reading list and then reserve a copy in the Library's online catalog.

     

    2013 Association for Library Service to Children Award Winners


    Lists the 2013 book and media award winners from the Association of Library Service to Children (ALSC). This includes the famous Newberry and Caldecott awards.



    Caldecott Medal Books

    The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott.  It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

           

    Juvenile Series and Sequels from the Mid-Continent Public Library

    This is Miss Carol's favorite spot to get information about book series, titles, and authors related to children's series books. If you have a favorite series, but don't know what book comes next, this is a great website to use!



    Newbery Medal Books

    The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. 



    Read, Kiddo, Read

    An authoritative resource for finding the best current literature for children of all ages.  The website includes summaries, read-alikes, reviews, and links to related activities.  Find the books with links to Library Finder and various booksellers.  Join the newsletter and the ReadKiddoRead Community to access author interviews, blogs, lesson plans, and more!



    Sasquatch Reading Award

    The Sasquatch Award allows students in Washington State the opportunity to nominate and vote for their favorite books. Sponsored by the Washington Library Media Association (WLMA), the focus is to select the best books for kids in the intermediate grades.



    Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award (WCCPBA)

    Sponsored by the Washington Library Media Association (WLMA) this award is voted annually by the K-3 students in Washington state.



    Young Reader's Choice Award


    Sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Library Association (PNLA) this award is voted annually by the children served by the states and provinces of the PNLA. The divisions of this award include Junior (4-6 grades), Intermediate (7-9 grades), and Senior (10-12 grades).

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