Reading Guides

These external reading guides are from trusted sources on the best in children's literature. You can use them to find a variety of great titles on different subjects. Search for the titles in our search engine and if available we can have them shipped directly to your home from our book distributor. Enjoy browsing.

1. The Horn Book GuideThe authoritative Guide and Reviews Database offers short, critical reviews by trusted professionals of recommended hardcover trade books published in the United States for young people. Gathered are more than 70,000 reviews. The reviews are clear and honest, brief and to the point, identifying strengths and weaknesses and rating the books on a scale from 1 to 4, with titles recommended by The Horn Book Magazine receiving the highest ratings.

The Guide and Reviews Database is fully searchable by author, illustrator, title, subject, bibliographic data, rating, and keyword. New features include useful booklists, curated by Horn Book editors and updated frequently, as well as the ability to save all your favorite titles to “My Library.”

For every teacher, librarian, or parent who has struggled to find just the right book to place in a particular child's hands, help has arrived with the Guide/Reviews Database. Explore the Horn Book Guide and Reviews Database.

2. Children's Book Council - View the Curated Reading Lists