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), and Gateway Readers Award (Grades 9-12).

2023-2024 Preliminary Nominees

2022-2023 Nominees

2021-2022 Winners

2020-2021 Winners

2018-2019 Nominees

2017-2018 Winners

2016-2017 Winners