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Hoboken Historical Photographs Collection; Farm Map of Hillsboro, Somerset County, 1860; 
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Garden State Children's Book Awards

The winners are chosen by a committee of the Children's Services Section of the New Jersey Library Association on the basis of literary merit and popularity with readers. The awards are given to both author and illustrator in four categories: "Easy to Read" as specifically designated by the publisher, "Easy to Read Series", Fiction and Non-fiction for younger children in grades 2-5. Because children vote for their favorite books, the committee works with titles published three years before the award. Also, teen books.

One Book New Jersey
One Book New Jersey recommends a book in several categories for everyone in New Jersey to read. Categories include young adult, middle grade and read to me. Include discussion questions and other books to read if you like the recommended book.

Children's Books K-8

KidsReads
A place "for kids to find info about their favorite books, series and authors. Reviews of the newest titles, interviews with the coolest authors and special features on great books are our specialties. And for even more reading fun we have trivia games, word scrambles and awesome contests."

Spaghetti Book Club
"Book reviews by kids, for kids." Includes a "clubhouse" where students can post comments and share opinions about books, sponsored by participating schools. Participating schools in New Jersey include: Asher Holmes Elementary in Morganville, Roosevelt Elementary School in Rahway and Wildwood Middle School in Wildwood


Book recommendations from the Association for Library Service to Children:

Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal
The Wilder Medal honors an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have made, over a period of years, a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children.

Newbery Medal Home Page
The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It 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 Home Page
The Caldecott Medal honors the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

The Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Children's Video
The Carnegie Medal honors the producer of the most outstanding video production for children released during the previous year.

Pura Belpré Award
The Belpre Medals honor a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose works best portray, affirm, and celebrate the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.

Books for High School Students
Book Recommendations from the ALA Young Adult Library Services Association:

Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

Best Books for Young Adults

Outstanding Books for the College Bound

Alex Awards
The Alex Awards were created to recognize that many teens enjoy and often prefer books written for adults, and to assist librarians in recommending adult books that appeal to teens. The award is named in honor of the late Margaret Alexander Edwards, fondly called "Alex" by her closest friends, a young adult specialist at the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore. She used adult books extensively with young adults to broaden their experience and enrich their understanding of themselves and their world.

Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal
Awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished informational book published in English during the preceding year.

Award-winning Media for Young Adults

Selected Audiobooks for Young Adults

Selected DVDs and Videos for Young Adults

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