The Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.
Reading aloud with your children is one of the best ways to instill a love of learning! If you want to make reading aloud a nightly habit, start out the New Year with one of these books.
If your child loves to laugh, try reading The Chicken Squad by Doreen Cronin.
Meet the Chicken Squad: Dirt, Sugar, Poppy, and Sweetie. These chicks are not your typical barnyard puffs of fluff, and they are not about to spend their days pecking chicken feed and chasing bugs. No sir, they're too busy solving mysteries and fighting crime.
If your family needs a pick-me-up, try reading Ways to Make Sunshine by Renée Watson.
Ryan Hart loves to spend time with her friends, loves to invent recipes, and has a lot on her mind—school, self-image, and family. Her dad finally has a new job, but money is tight. But Ryan is a girl who knows how to make sunshine out of setbacks. Because Ryan is all about trying to see the best.
If your child loves adventure, try reading Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein.
Luigi Lemoncello, the most notorious and creative gamemaker in the world, is the genius behind the building of the new town library. Lucky Kyle Keeley wins a coveted spot to be one of the first 12 kids in the library for an overnight of fun, food and lots of games. But when morning comes, the doors remain locked. Kyle and the other winners must solve every clue and every secret puzzle to find the hidden escape route.
If your child has a huge imagination, try reading The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer.
The Land of Stories tells the tale of twins Alex and Conner. Through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, they leave their world behind and find themselves in a foreign land full of wonder and magic where they come face-to-face with the fairy tale characters they grew up reading about. But after a series of encounters with witches, wolves, goblins, and trolls alike, getting back home is going to be harder than they thought.