Reading Lists

Picture Books

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Recent Caldecott Medal Winners

Notable Picture Books 

Grade 1 - 2

Fiction Reading List

Non Fiction Reading List

Grade 2-4

Fantasy Reading List

Non Fiction Reading List

Grade 3 - 4

Hillside Suggested Summer Reading - (Entering 3rd Grade)

Fiction Reading List

Grade 4 - 6

Fantasy Reading List

Non Fiction Reading List

Newbery Award Winning Books

Tenakill Summer Reading Suggestions (Students Entering 5th Grade)

Grade 7 - 9

Fiction for Tweens

Non Fiction Reading List - Grade 7-9

Tenakill Summer Reading Suggestions

Grade 10 - 12

Best of Teen Fiction List

Non Fiction Reading List - (Teen) Grade 10-12

Grade 7-12 Teen - Top Ten Teen Books

High School Reading List

Demarest Northern Valley High School Reading List


The Geisel Award

"The Geisel Award is given annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States during the preceding year." [From the Geisel Award website- ]

Caldecott Winners

“The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It 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.” [From the Caldecott Award Website]

 

Newbery Winner and Honor Books

“The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It 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.” [From the Newbery Award website]

 

Coretta Scott King Book Award

"Given to African American authors and illustrator for outstanding inspirational and educational contributions, the Coretta Scott King Book Award titles promote understanding and appreciation of the culture of all peoples and their contribution to the realization of the American dream of a pluralistic society. The award is designed to commemorate the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to honor Mrs. Coretta Scott King for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and world brotherhood." [From the Coretta Scott King Award website- ]