Staff Picks

See JPL staff’s past favorites and what they are currently reading or watching.  Coming Soon


Looking for a new book? See recommendation based on your past reads or favorite authors.
BookBrowse (author or title)
LibraryThing (authors)

Award Winners

Newberry Medal (awarded yearly to author’s of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children)
Geisel Award (awarded for the most distinguished American books for beginning readers)
Caldecott Medal  (awarded to the artist of distinguished American picture books for children)
Printz Award (awarded for excellence in young adult literature)

Golden Globe (nominees and winners in movies and television shows)
Academy Awards (Oscar-nominated movies and winners)

Best Sellers & Noteable Lists

New York Times Best Sellers  (updated weekly – fiction, non-fiction, and children’s best selling books)
Publisher’s Weekly (updated weekly – fiction, non-fiction, by genre, and children’s bestseller lists)
ALSC Noteable List (best of the best in children’s books, videos and recordings by the American Library Association)