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Literature: Recommended Reading for Elementary Students
This resource is a compilation of booklist web sites for elementary school students. The lists were compiled by teachers, librarians, and students. Some of the lists are divided by grade level, readability, or genre. There are also links to eThemes resources on various literature awards and literature genres.
This site provides a list of all the Newberry Medal winning books dating back to 1950. The Newberry Medal is given for outstanding children's literature. Many of these books would be appropriate for elementary school students.
Learn about the Pura Belpre Medal and Honor Books for 2004. The award is for books written and illustrated by Latino authors and illustrators. The sites include reviews, excerpts, lesson plans, and activities for the books, as well as interviews and biographies of the authors and illustrators.
These websites are about the Coretta Scott King award, and the books, authors, and illustrators that received the award in 2005. Includes lesson plans, book reviews, and illustrations and excerpts from the books.
These sites are about the Caldecott Medal books for 2004. The Caldecott Medal is awarded to outstanding picture books. Includes information about the authors and illustrators, lesson plans, reviews, pictures, and excerpts from the books.
Learn about the genres of literature. These sites are about the many different genres: fantasy, historical, realistic, science fiction, biography, reference, reporting, folk tales, plays, and poetry. Some sites have recommended reading lists.
These websites are about the books and authors nominated for the Show Me Readers Award in 2005-2006. Find out which books were nominated, and read more about the authors. Also includes activities, lesson plans, and book reviews.
These links include information about the nominees for Utah's Beehive Literature Awards for young adults. There are biographies and interviews with the authors, excerpts, discussion questions, and reviews for the books.