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Book Adventure
A free motivation program for children in grades K-8, which let's users create their own book lists, take multiple choice quizzes on the books they have read offline, and earn points and prizes for their literary successes. This site was created by the Sylvan Learning Foundation, a non-profit organization.

Bookhive: Your Guide to Children's Literature and Books
Bookhive contains hundreds of recommended book reviews for children ages birth through 12, written by the staff of the Public Library of Charlotte-Mecklenburg County in Charlotte, North Carolina. "Parental notes" attached to some reviews provide additional information. Advanced searching lets users search for books by author, title, reading level, interest area, number of pages, and even favorite illustrator.

BookSpot
This section of Bookspot.com is a devoted to children's books. It is organized by categories: bestsellers, awards, reading lists, reviews, and online books.

Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site
This site provides a compilation of children's book reviews and literature ideas for classroom use. Collections of books and activities about particular subject areas, themes, and professional topics can also be found.

Kid-Lit
Created by Terri Combs, a mother of four who is passionate about literature, this site lets users search for book reviews by title or author, the awards a book has won, the Kid-Lit star system, or other criteria including reading level, keyword, and genre. Picture books are not included.

KidsReads
KidsReads is a terrific place for kids to find information about their favorite books, series, and authors.

On-Lion for Kids: Reading and Books
The New York Public Library's site for recommended reading lists, author and illustrator sites, and more.

World of Reading
Users can explore the world of books by reading child-written book reviews or by submitting their own review.