Book awards are all very well, but sometimes you just can't choose one best book, or two, or three, or even ten. The recommendations here should keep you reading well into 1998!
All of the lists are now available on the ALA website, and most are annotated. The list of Notable Websites is new for 1998, and is a welcome addition.
Notable Books for Children
Notable Children's Films and Videos
Notable Recordings for Children
Notable Children's Computer Software
Notable Children's Websites
Best Books for Young Adults
Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults
Quick Picks for the Reluctant Young Reader
Top Ten Quick Picks
Best Films and Videos for Young Adults
Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults - Thematic lists not limited to 1997 publications. This year's themes are Adult Mysteries for Teens; Facing Nature Head On; Feel Good Books; Teens From Other Times: Historical Fiction.
ALA Book Awards, 1998 (Newbery, Caldecott, etc.)
Books for Youth
Adult Books for Young Adults
Media (Audio, Video, CD-ROM)
1997 Bulletin Blue Ribbons
1997 Blue Ribbon Dissents
Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children for 1998
Notable Books for Children, November 1997
Finished reading already? Better check The Best of 1996.