It’s no secret that Holly & I both love children’s books. Growing up in the hot summer heat in Arizona, we practically LIVED at the public library! Now we love to share our love of books with our own families. Every year, the American Library Association (ALA) honors the best books and other media with various awards. I’m excited to share the list with you, and let you know we’ll be sharing our kids’ reviews of some of the books that made the cut!
Theodore Suess Geisel Award
The Geisel Award is given annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States during the preceding year.
You Are (Not) Small
Waiting Is Not Easy! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)
Randolph Caldecott Medal
The Randolph Caldecott Medal is awarded annually, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. This award has been given to outstanding books since 1938!
The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend
John Newbery Medal
The Newbery Medal is awarded to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
(All 3 of these books are for a little older kids. I’ve included the age recommendation after each title. )
The Crossover (Ages 9-12)
Brown Girl Dreaming (Age 10 and up)
El Deafo (Ages 8-12)
Our family has already been enjoying several of these award-winning books and we can’t wait to tell you what we think! Do your children have a favorite book right now? Share in the comments!
Winners list and other info from I Love Libraries. This post contains affiliate links.