The following websites contain excellent reading lists for readers of all ages. Several of these are through the American Library Association. Their main website is www.ala.org/ for additional reading lists.
Caldecott Award Medal Books
The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
California Young Reader Medal Books
Young people suggest the names of favorite books for nomination, or teachers and librarians note repeatedly read or requested titles, and these are submitted to the California Young Reader Medal Committee. Members of the committee read the suggested books, discuss their merits and appeal to children, and then decide upon a well-balanced list of nominees. A book to be considered for nomination must be an original work of fiction published within the last five years by a living author. Books are nominated for the medal in four categories: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-6), Middle School/junior High (6-9), and Young Adult (9-12).
Many of these books are incorporated into classes at various CHEP sites.
California Department of Education Recommended Literature
Over 2000 titles are on the current list of outstanding literature for Kindergarten through grade 12 children.
Newbery Award Medal Books
The Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
STAR Test Literature Guide
This site makes it easy to find appropriate books for students. It refers to the STAR Reading list number found at the bottom of last year's STAR test results.