Recommended Reading

Find Your Next Read

  • Library Reads – The top ten books published this month that librarians across the country love. Librarians and publishers all across the country nominate their favorite or most in-demand materials and feature them on this site. Patrons can sign up for a monthly list of recommendations delivered via email.
  • Book Page - BookPage serves as a broad-based selection guide to the best new books published every month. The tone is upbeat and literate, focusing on bestsellers as well as new discoveries.
  • What’s Next – find books in a series (from Kent District Library)

Library Book Clubs

Reviews and Awards

Missouri Readers Awards 

The Missouri Association of School Librarians sponsors voting and awards for youth books for grades 1-12, including

Show Me Readers Award (Grades 1-3)

Mark Twain Readers Award (Grades 4-6)

Truman Readers Award (Grades 6-8)

Gateway Readers Award (Grades 9-12).

Missouri Readers Award Winners