Recommended Websites

Book Reviews

Book Browse
BookBrowse recommends only the most exceptional current books, the kind you can't wait to tell friends about, and provides you with multiple reviews and hefty excerpts of each, plus in-depth author interviews, hundreds of reading guides and much else.

Book Page
The online version of the book review magazine.

Book Wire
The Internet resource dedicated to new titles, new authors, and the general scoop on the book industry! Use this site to search book reviews, read about the latest releases, watch author video clips, and learn about upcoming book events.

Iowa Center for the Book
A program by the State Library of Iowa, the Iowa Center for the Book focuses on books written by Iowans, about Iowa or Iowans and award books chosen in Iowa. has reader reviews on thousands and thousands of books sold thru


Stop, You're Killing Me!
A great site for finding the order of mystery series. It also includes lists of books by characters and locations. A fun site to browse.

Crime Writers in Alphabetical Order
A massive site that is just what the name describes. If you can't find the author here, she must be very obscure!


All About Romance 
The back fence for lovers of romance novels. A great site for all books romance! It includes booklists on interesting topics. Just click on Special Title Listings under Readers Choice.

Romance Writers of America
A website dedicated to the advancement of romance novel authors. Links to award winners, romance novel lists and book review of romance novels is included.

Science Fiction

Fantastic Fiction
A British site that focuses on science fiction, fantasy and horror books and authors. However, this site includes a large number of authors in other genres, listing titles and series with publishing information. 

The SF Site
A site dedicated to science fiction and fantasy book lists and reviews with links to other science fiction and fantasy review web sites.

Locus Online
The online site for Locus magazine. A magazine dedicated to those who love science fiction and fantasy.


Western Writers of America 
An association of western writers who's focus is to promote western fiction.

Award Books

Newbery Medal and Honor Books
A list of current and past Newbery medal and honor books.

Caldecott Award Books
A list of current and past Caldecott medal and honor books.

Bridge to Reading Award
An award given to a picture book.

Iowa Goldfinch Award Books
A list of the current and past Iowa Goldfinch awards books.

Iowa Children's Choice Award Books
A list of current and past Iowa children's choice award books.

Iowa Teen Award Books
A list of Iowa teen award books.

Iowa High School Award Books
A list of Iowa High School award books.

Nobel Laureates in Literature
Current and past list of Nobel prize winners in literature.

Pulitzer Prize Winners
A list of present and past Pulitzer prize winners (by category).