With over 5,000 children's books published each year, it
can often be overwhelming when choosing a book for your children.
The following may help you narrow your choices down and guide
you nin your selection.
prepared by librarians of Nassau County on subjects such as
adventure and animal stories.
Literature Web Guide
links to "The Year's Best Books" and "Recommended
Book Lists", as well as subject bibliographies.
of Award-Winning Children's Literature
a form providing age of reader, select a setting, historical
period, etc., and a list of award-winning books will be generated.
site to learn about new books, find reviews of older books,
and obtain word scrambles.
information and features about their favorite authors, books,
series, and characters.
local librarian is a wonderful resource for suggestions for
books for children. In addition, there are many books which
provide help in finding new books for your child to read. They
are usually classified under the Dewey numbers 011.62 or 028.52
in the Adult and Children's sections. They may also be found
in a special parenting collection in the Children's area. You
may visit your library online at www.nassaulibrary.org/list/nasslist.html
Books for Boys and Great Books for Girls by Kathleen Odean
guides to books that will inspire children to read and keep
them coming back for more. Each contains more than 600 titles.
New Books Kids Like was prepared by the Association for Library
Service to Children and
is formatted in the way children ask questions,such as "Where
are your funny books?" The titles were selected by librarians
across the country and are popular with children in kindergarten
through fifth grade.
New York Times Parent's Guide to the Best Books for Children
(Third edition) by Eden Ross Lipson has over
1,000 titles with short reviews organized by categories. It
is for parents who care about instilling a love of reading in
Read-Aloud Handbook (5th edition) by Jim Trelease explores
why it is important to read aloud to children and offers a treasury
of titles to use with children.
and Walter's Best Books for Children by Valerie V. Lewis and
Walter M. Myers provides
reviews of books with an interest level, as well as a reading
level. It contains a thematic index to the more than 2000 titles