Windham Public Library

217 Windham Center Road, Windham, Maine 04062
(Phone) 207-892-1908 ; (Fax) 207-892-1915

Monday, Wednesday: 10 am-7 pm
Tuesday, Thursday: 10 am-6 pm
Friday: 9 am-4 pm
Saturday (Sept-May): 9 am-4 pm
Saturday (Jun-Aug): closed

Special hours or closings will be posted
on the homepage.

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Book/Author Lists

Book and Author Lists

Whether you need advice for a school report, for research or for enjoyment, our librarians are pleased to provide you with some recommendations, or you can search the online resources below.

New at Windham Public Library

Click on the links below to see the newest items we have added to our collection. You can place holds on any of these items, whether our copy is available or not. The lists are in order by the date the items were added to the collection (newest items on last page). These are in-house items. Check with the specific digital service for newly added digital items.

Award Winning Book Lists

Caldecott Award

Outstanding American picture books for children.


Geisel Award

Given annually to the author(s) or illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers.

Lupine Award

Recognition for Maine authors or illustrators with works that focus on Maine.


Maine Student Book Award

Award-winning books, voted for by Maine students in grades 4-8.


National Book Award

Outstanding American fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young people’s literature.

Newbery Award

Outstanding American literature for children.

North Star YA Award

Young adult favorites voted for by Maine teens.

Printz Award

Awarded for outstanding young adult literature.

Other Book List Resources

NYT Best Sellers

Weekly list of bestselling books compiled by The New York Times.

NoveList Plus 

Online source with book summaries, recommendations, and more! (all ages)


NoveList K-8

Online source with book summaries, recommendations, and more!


Windham High School

Required summer reading for students who will be attending Windham High School.

Still don’t see what you want? Just contact the librarians and they’ll give you a hand:

For Children’s books: ask for Miss Sam at

For Teen books: email Cassandra at

For Adult books: ask for Ray at

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