Welcome to the NCBLA’s New Website and Blog!

Our new website is streamlined, redesigned, user friendly, and now, up and running!

Have fun exploring the anchor of our new site, our Great Reads author gallery!

We know families and teachers are always looking for Great Reads for their kids, so we decided to ask some experts —authors and illustrators who daily create their own books for kids— to share their favorite reads. Some of our authors and illustrators are new to the children’s book world; some are experienced veterans. Some work with big, international publishers; some work with small publishers. All are committed to doing the best work they can for all of our children. They share their favorite Great Reads with joy, and in turn we hope you will take a look at their books, too!

Check out the photo gallery on the HOME page and visit our Great Reads Booklist page to see the complete list of all books that have been recommended by our Great Reads authors and illustrators. (To learn how you can recommend an author or illustrator for Great Reads, click here.)

Also be sure to check out our themed booklists, which include recommendations from expert librarians, as well as our recommendations of booklists created by other literacy and library organizations.

The NCBLA would like to thank the Paterson Family Foundation for a special grant that allowed us to redesign, reformat, and launch our new site.

Explore! Discover! Enjoy!

Mary Brigid Barrett
President and Executive Director
The National Children’s Book and Literacy Alliance