Booklists from the Connecticut State Library

The Connecticut State Library Division of Library Development – specifically, Children’s Services Consultant Linda Williams – compiles and publishes a variety of recommended booklists for children and young adults. Check out the following excellent resources for top-quality librarian-approved books!

Books with Starred Reviews
Comprehensive list of recently-published titles that received 2 or more starred reviews.

Award-Winning Booklists for Elementary and Middle School Children
Links to a wide variety of children’s book award winners, from the well-known Newbery and Caldecott medals, to Connecticut’s own Nutmeg Book Award, to many lesser-known but equally important awards.

Connecticut Children’s & YA Authors & Illustrators

Children’s & Young Adult Fiction Set in Connecticut


ALA Youth Media Awards 2014

It’s an exciting day in the world of children’s books! The 2014 Youth Media Awards were announced this morning at the ALA Midwinter Conference. These awards include the Caldecott Medal, Newbery Award, Coretta Scott King Award, and many more. Here’s a link to the press release with complete list of winners:

Once something “prettier” goes up we’ll link to it! Enjoy!