Alameda County Reader's Corner!
California Reading Lists
Near the bottom of the STAR Performance Report is a California Reading List Number. This number is tied to the student's Reading Comprehension score on the CAT/6. The numbers range from 1-13 and correspond to a list of state-recommended books at the student's reading level. For more information regarding the California Reading Lists, click on the link above.
This new list updates and replaces two earlier documents
published by the California Department of Education - Recommended Readings
in Literature: Kingergarten Through Grade Eight (1996) and Recommended
Literature: Grades Nine Thorugh Twelve 1990.
National Reading Lists
Newbery Medal winners and honor books
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.
Caldecott Medal winners
The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
California Young Reader Medal
The California Young Reader Medal is awarded annually by a committee of four statewide organizations committed to reading. California children nominate, read, and vote for the winners of this medal.
Other award-winning and notable books
Here you can find links to many other awards, including the Coretta Scott King Award, the Pura Belpré Award, the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award, and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award.