"The highest accolade that a piece of children's literature can receive is a chorus of voices shouting "Again! Again!" when the story is finished. Measuring what makes a book stick out to children isn't always easy, but awards panels try their best to strike a balance between books that are most likely to be read front and back, over and over, and books that are most likely to make a lasting impression for readers of all ages.
This year, I have been given the honor of presenting the most recognized children's books of 2018. The materials on display come from long lines of winners and honorable mentions before them, many of which have gone on to become classroom staples and timeless classics. They represent awards and book lists that focus on excellence in literature and illustration spanning over genres and reading levels, with the intention of making reading and learning enjoyable for everyone.
There is no greater joy than sharing these stories with you as a librarian, an educator, and as an avid reader and re-reader."
-- Rachel Altvater, Library Services Associate
Books featured in our collection have been recognized by one or more of the following:
Randolph Caldecott Medal
John Newbery Medal
Coretta Scott King Book Award
Ezra Jack Keats Book Award
Pura Belpré Medal
Mildred A. Batchelder Award
Margaret Wise Brown Prize in Literature
Theodore Seuss Geisel Award
Schneider Family Book Award
Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature
Stonewall Book Award
Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal
American Indian Youth Literature Award
Lambda Literary Award
Amelia Bloomer Book List
Jane Addams Children's Book Award
ALA Notable Children's Book List
Staff Picks is curated each month by the Gottesman Libraries' staff to highlight resources on educational topics and themes of special interest.
Last Updated: 4:21 pm, Thursday, Sep 20 , 2018