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ALA Resources for Parents, Teens and Kids



Great Sites

700+ Amazing, Spectacular, Mysterious, Wonderful Web Sites for Kids and the Adults Who Care About Them


Notable Children's Web Sites

Recommended Reading

Caldecott Medal  -- best picture books.

Coretta Scott King Award  -- best books for children about the black experience.

Laura Ingalls Wilder Award  -- outstanding children's books.

Mildred L. Batchelder Award  -- best translations of a children's book published overseas.

Newbery Medal  -- best children's books.

Notable Books for Children

Pura Belpré Award  -- best books for children about the Latino experience.

Other Multimedia

Andrew Carnegie Medal -- for excellence in children's video.

Notable Children's Computer Software

Notable Children's Recordings

Notable Children's Videos


Book Lists from the Young Adult Library Service Association

Outstanding Books for the College Bound

TEEN Hoopla: Internet Guide for Teens

Michael L. Printz Award for Literary Excellence in Literature for Young Adults


Best Reference Sources for Adults

Book Links: Connecting Books, Libraries, and Classrooms -- a magazine designed for teachers, librarians, library media specialists, booksellers, parents, and all other adults interested in connecting children with high quality books.

Booklist  -- book review magazine covering both adult and children's books.

Born to Read: How to Raise a Reader

For Children and their Families

Learning Disabilities -- Early Warning Signs

Libraries, Children and the Internet

Notable Books for Adults


School Libraries & You

The Librarian's Guide to Cyberspace for Parents and Kids -- an introduction to the Internet and tips on how to have a safe online experience.


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