These YA fiction books are selected each year by YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of ALA, the American Library Association) from nominations received and reviewed by their committees. Starting in 2010 these nominations became known as the “Best Fiction for Young Adults.” Prior to that (1996-2010) the books selected included nonfiction as well as fiction titles and the compilation was called “The Best Books for Young Adults.” Best Fiction for Young Adults … Read more
Learn about the life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg with these materials from the Huntley Area Public Library.
The Rebecca Caudill Award is an Illinois award given to an outstanding book for children in grades 4 – 8. Books are nominated for the award by children in those grades and a list of 20 nominees is made available to elementary and middle schools as well as libraries in March every year. Kids read books from the list of nominees and then vote for their favorite book in February of the following year, … Read more
The Lincoln Award is an Illinois award given to an outstanding book for high school students. Twenty nominees are selected by a panel of librarians, teachers, and students. Each year the Lincoln Award is given to the book on that year’s list of nominees which receives the most student votes. The award is sponsored by AISLE (Association of Illinois School Library Educators). Lincoln Award Nominees 2024/list Lincoln Award Nominees 2023/list Lincoln Award … Read more
SUPERDOG: THE HEART OF A HERO by Caralyn Buehner EASY BUETHE GRUFFALO by Julia Donaldson EASY DONI STINK by Kate McMullan EASY MCM UNDERWEAR! By Mary Elise Monsell EASY MON and EASY PB MON DOG BREATH: THE HORRIBLE TROUBLE WITH HALLY TOSIS by Dav Pilkey EASY PIL DOGZILLA by Dav Pilkey EASY PIL and EASY PB PIL KAT KONG by Dav Pilkey EASY PIL and EASY PB PIL THE STINKY CHEESE MAN AND OTHER FAIRLY … Read more
LITTLE MOUSE AND THE BIG RED APPLE by A. H. Benjamin EASY BEN SHARING IS FUN by Joanna Cole EASY COL IT’S SHARING DAY by Kristen Larsen EASY DOR KINDNESS IS COOLER, MRS. RULER by Margery Cuyler EASY CUY I CAN SHARE WITH OTHERS by Jenette Guntly Donovan EASY DON BOSSY BEAR by David Horvath EASY HOR IT’S MY TURN! by Heather Maisner EASY MAI AND TANGO MAKES THREE by Justin Richardson EASY RIC WILLIAM … Read more