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Elementary Library Databases: Recommended Reading

American Library Association (ALA)

The American Library Association (ALA) is a U.S. based nonprofit organization.  The ALA  promotes libraries and library education, is the oldest and largest library association in the world, and has branches specializing in services to children and school libraries.  The ALA sponsors annual awards which highlight notable new authors and illustrators.

Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC)

The Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC) is a division of the ALA and is the world's largest organization dedicated to the support and enhancement of library service to children.  ALSC supports creative programming, best practices, continuing education, and professional connections for librarians.

2022 Professionally Recommended Reading Lists

American Library Association, 2023 (Current as of May, 2022)

‚ÄčAssociation for Library Services to Children (ALSC) Diversity in Action (Día), 2023

Bank Street College of Education
Best Books of the Year, 2022 Edition

International Literacy Association (The Choices reading program has been temporarily suspended.  The 2020 Teachers' and Children's Choices are the most current published lists.)

The inaugural set of lists—Children’s Favorites, Young Adult Favorites, and Teacher Favorites—are set to be released in spring 2023

Publisher's Weekly Summer Reads 2022

Additional Recommendations