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Library Staff:

Barbara Stevens
Library Media Teacher

Valerie Paschall

Library Specialist

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Choose a Great Book!

Check out the Newbery Award Winners and California Young Reader Medal Winners (and nominees)!

Find a Book in a Series!


Check out these Read Alike Websites...  Type in what you like to read, and then find something similar!

Use Destiny Discover - our interactive Stanley Library catalog!


Also... check out our Suggested Summer Reading List:  

Great Reading Websites to Check Out

Contra Costa County Public Library
Use the "library catalog," "kids," and "teens" pages to find a good book.

Teen Reads

 CA School Library Association's California Young Reader Medal  (CYRM)
Check out the nominated books as well as past nominees and winners that are selected by California's students.

Margaret A. Edwards Award (Lifetime achievement award for authors whose books are popular with teens)

Timeless Classics: Books for Young Readers

The Coretta Scott King Award

The Edgar Awards for Best Mystery (see Juvenile and Young Adult nominees!)

New York Public Library On-Lion
This is the gateway to the children's section (up through grade 6) of the New York Public Library.

New York Public Library Teen Link
Books and links for teens and/or young adults with more mature content.

 CA Dept. of Ed. Recommended Literature (K-12)
A collection of outstanding literature for children and adolescents in grades kindergarten through grade 12.

Outstanding Books for the College Bound and Lifelong Learners  Grades 9-12

Check Out Bookstores & Their Websites For Reading Suggestions

"These are not books, lumps of lifelesss paper, but minds alive on the shelves."
~Gilbert Highet

10 Ways to Pick a Great Book:

1. It has a compelling cover
2. The title sounds intriguing
3. It was recommended by a friend whose opinion you trust
4. You are crazy about the other books that author has written
5. You loved the other books in that series
6. You are facinated by that theme or subject
7. The book flap or back cover draws you in
8. Looking inside, you find the chapter titles or illustrations irrestible
9. The first sentence or paragraph or page makes you want to keep reading
10. It was made into a movie