Reading Lists

Alameda County Reader's Corner!

IHS Teachers' Lists

Ms. Reddy

Ms. Pike

Ms. McAuley

Ms. Ernst

Ms. Brackett

California Reading Lists

California Reading List (CRL)

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.

Recommended Literature List from the California Department of Education

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.
To use this list, click on the link above. Then on the page that appears, click on the link "Recommended Literature: Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve" (this is just below the word "Search:"). This takes you to a Search List page. You will need to scroll down, fill in any fields as you wish (such as grade level), then click on the "Submit" button at the bottom of the page.

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.