Good Reads for Kids

Published on January 30, 2024

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Trying to find great books for kids in kindergarten through fifth grade? We recommend these resources:

 

logo for South Dakota Children's Book Awards South Dakota Children's Book Awards

Voting begins October 1 and ends April 1. Winners will be announced in April. Visit the South Dakota State Library website for more information or to cast your vote.

View a complete list of previous winners.

Caldecott Medal Caldecott Medal Winners

The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. Browse current and past Caldecott winners.

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Designed to commemorate the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to honor Mrs. Coretta Scott King for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace, the Coretta Scott King Book Awards annually recognize outstanding books for young adults and children by African American authors and illustrators that reflect the African American experience. 

View a complete list of previous winners and honorees.

Newbery Award logo Newbery Medal

The Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. Browse current and past Newbery winners.

Schneider Family Book Award logo Schneider Family Book Award

Schneider Family Book Awards honor an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences.

View a complete list of previous winners and honorees.

 

Recommended Reading Websites

 

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BookFlix - A website that pairs classic children's fiction with nonfiction titles; provided by the South Dakota State Library. (When the login page loads, choose Siouxland Libraries and enter your library card # and PIN.)

 

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GuysRead – Books geared toward boys.

 

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KidsReads - Book reviews, contests, the latest new books.

 

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Lexile - Find a good book at your reading level.

 

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A Mighty Girl - Empowering and inspirational books, toys and media for girls.

 

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Starfall – Kids will have fun learning to read, using a systematic phonics approach.

 

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Storyline Online – Members of the Screen Actors Guild read picture books aloud.

 

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StoryPlace - The children's digital library from Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.