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Best Middle Grades & Children’s Book of 2016
The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan was voted the Best Middle Grade & Children’s book of 2016 by GoodReads members.

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SJPL Reads! Book Blog
We tell you what we’ve read and what we thought about it on our book blog SJPL Reads!

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eSequels Readers Guide to Novels in Series
Can’t remember the next book in a series you like?  We have a database that can help:

What’s Next Books in Series database from Kent District Library
Didn’t find the book or author you wanted on eSequels?  Try the What’s Next website from the Kent District Library.

Fantastic Fiction
Fantastic Fiction This site gives series in order, what’s soon to be published and what others are reading.

Sites that help find Children’s Books:
Look up the Reading Lexile Level.  Searchable by lexile range and subject.
AR Bookfinder This site provides lexile measures and book levels.
Everything Preschool Looking for books on a certain theme?  Check here!
The Missouri Association of School Librarians site is the go-to site for Missouri’s award nominee books.

Can’t decide what to read next?
Type in an author’s name on Literature Map and a map of read alike authors will magically appear.
What Should I Read Next gives recommendations based on the authors you like to read.  (This site is best for popular authors.)
Feeling Adventurous? Try Bookfinder.  You’ll get reading suggestions based on the criteria you set.

Need more help with books in series?
Try Order of Books.  This site has a list of series books in order of publication and in chronological order, lists of popular characters and authors and read alike authors.

Need a Little Romance?
The Harlequin Romance site provides information on Harlequin books from historical to modern family to inspirational to bodice rippers.

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Awards and Top Lists
ALA Notable Fiction ALA Notable Nonfiction
Anthony Award Christy Award
Edgar Award National Book Award for Fiction
National Book Award for Nonfiction Nobel Prize for Literature
Oprah’s Book Club Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
Awards and Top Lists for Teens
ALA Top Ten Young Adult Books Printz Award
Schneider Family Book Award
Open a .pdf brochure listed below:

Read a Like Suggestions

Amish Fiction

Historical Romance

Popular African American Authors

Inspirational Fiction