Reading Lists

Children’s Choices Reading List

Children's Choices Reading List

Children’s Choices is a reading list with a twist, in which children themselves evaluate the books and write reviews of their favorites. Since 1974, Children’s Choices has been a trusted source of book recommendations used by teachers, librarians, parents, and children themselves.

The project is cosponsored by the International Literacy Association and the Children’s Book Council.

Want to get involved? We are looking for Team Leaders for our Choices programs (Children's, Teachers', and Young Adults').

We consider numerous factors in selection, such as geographical representation, number of students, type of population, knowledge of children's and young adult literature, leadership and professional involvement, attendance at ILA conferences, and interest from and support of selected schools. If you are committed to children's and young adult literature and have access to students, please fill out the online application.

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