Book Lists & Resources

Award-winning Books for Children

Check out these books awarded by the American Library Association. Find the full list of ALA Book, Print and Media Awards for Children and Young Adults here.

The CLEL Bell Awards recognize excellent books for ages 0-5 in developing early literacy skills through READ, WRITE, TALK, SING, and PLAY. A book is awarded for each category. This award is awarded through the Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy (CLEL). Find the full list here

Welcoming Library Resources

The Welcoming Library Collection includes picture books featuring and celebrating the diverse experiences of new arrivals and new Americans. These books are permanently displayed in the library lobby and feature discussion questions in the back of the books, making them perfect for use in a classroom or with a group. This collection hopes to build belonging through books and encourage all groups and ages to have conversations on immigration, welcoming and belonging.

Graphic Novels Reading Lists

Graphic novels on these lists are defined as a full-length story told in paneled, sequential, graphic format. 

These are recommended by the Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC).

2023 Summer Reading Lists from ALSC

The lists are full of new and exciting book titles to keep children engaged in reading throughout the summer. These are also great titles to read throughout the year.

Created by ALSC's Quicklists Consulting Committee.