Reading Lists

Each year, thousands of children, young adults, teachers, and librarians around the United States select their favorite recently published books for the "Choices" reading lists. These lists are used in classrooms, libraries, and homes to help young readers find books they will enjoy.

The annotated reading lists of Choices selections for the current year are made available in May, just before Children's Book Week, and are available for free download. Check individual Choices programs below for details.

Children's Choices Reading List

Children's Choices is cosponsored by the Children's Book Council. The list includes brief reviews of approximately 100 titles, each of which has been recommended by children themselves.

Teachers' Choices Reading List

Teachers' Choices identifies approximately 30 books rated by teams of teachers, librarians, and reading specialists as outstanding for curriculum use.

Young Adults' Choices Reading List

Young Adults' Choices provides descriptions of approximately 30 books selected by teenage reviewers.

More information

Also see weekly, themed book reviews from the Children's Literature and Reading Special Interest Group on Literacy Daily.

For more information about the Choices projects or about becoming a Team Leader, contact