No Child Left Behind Summer Reading Achievers Pilot Program
Below are links to a variety of organizations that offer book recommendations for young people. While this list is not exhaustive, it does provide suggestions for hundreds of books. The sites do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of the U.S. Department of Education, and no official endorsement by the Department, the Atlanta Public Schools, or our partner organizations should be inferred. Your local public library will also have suggestions for summer reading.
National Endowment for the Humanities
NEH's home page features a link to "Summertime Favorites," a list of 300 classic books organized by age group and compiled with help from scholars and librarians.
American Library Association
From ALA's main page, go to the "Libraries & You" page to find links to a number of lists of recommendations, including the "2003 Children's Notable Books" and "Best Books for Young Adults." Also from the main page, click on "Awards & Scholarships" for links to lists of a number of award winning books, including winners of the Caldecott Medal and Coretta Scott King Book Award.
International Reading Association
"Children's Choices" has been a joint project of the IRA and The Children's Book Council since 1975. For the 2003 list, publishers submitted more than 700 titles to be evaluated and voted on by children.
National Science Teachers Association
NSTA offers an annotated list of outstanding science trade books for students K-12.
National Council for the Social Studies
This site offers an annotated list of new notable books for young people, grades K-12, in subjects such as history and government.
Capitol Choices includes librarians, teachers, booksellers, children's literature specialists, and magazine editors who work in cities, suburbs, and rural areas in the Washington, D.C. region. This list is prepared annually.