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Recommended Reading List 

Award Winners & Nominees:

Caldecott Medal & Honor Books Awarded by the American Library Association to the artist for the most distinguished American picture books for children.
Newbery Medal & Honor Books Awarded by the American Library Association for the most distinguished American children's book published the previous year.
William Allen White Kansas children's book award selected by representatives from Kansas state educational organizations and groups that are concerned with children's issues and Kansas kids.


Click on the authors' names to visit their websites!

Elementary Favorites: 

Lynne Reid Banks - The Indian in the Cupboard Bill Martin Jr.
Tiki & Ronde Barber Little Critter - Mercer Mayer
Jan & Stan Berenstain - Berenstain Bears Mary Pope Osborne - The Magic Tree
Jan Brett Barbara Park
Norman Bridwell - Clifford the Big Red Dog Gary Paulsen
Eric Carle  
Nolan Carlson - Summer and Shiner Patricia Polacco
Matt Christopher Lois Ruby
Beverly Clearly  
Christopher Paul Curtis Dr. Seuss - Seussville
Debbie Dadey - Bailey School Kids Shel Silverstein
Roald Dahl  
Toni DiTerlizzi - The Spiderwick Chronicles Seymour Simon
John Erickson - Hank the Cowdog Roland Smith
  Chris VanAllsburg
  Lisa Wheeler
Dan Gutman Laura Ingalls Wilder - Little House on the Prairie & Little House Books
  Mo Willems
Anne Martin - Baby Sitters Club  


MS/HS Favorites:

Famous Authors

Good Reads

YALSA's Best of the Best YALSA Book Finder
Meg Cabot

Anthony Horowitz

Eoin Colfer Dean Koontz
Suzanne Collins Walter Dean Meyers
Sarah Dessen  
Tim Green Stephenie Meyer - Twilight
John Grisham Christopher Paolini - The Inheritance Cycle
Margaret Peterson Haddix Rick Riordan

Homer Hickman

J.K. Rowling - Harry Potter

Will Hobbs

Nicholas Sparks