Reading Recommendations

2018 Children’s Choice Book Awards

Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader awards provide young readers with an opportunity to voice their opinions about new books being written for them. The most popular books in each age group become the Children’s Choice Book Award finalists.  See the 2018 winners.



Children’s Librarian Recommendations. Click to reserve a copy.

doll bones
flora and ulysses
the crossover
brown girl dreaming
press here
the read the book lemmings
hugely-wugely spider
ramona the pest
the wednesday wars
the graveyard book
all of a kind family uptown
miraculous journey of edward tulane
when you reach me
a wrinkle in time
egypt game
freight train
an egg is quiet
pete the cat
blink and gollie
elephants cannot dance
hush little baby
no fits, nilson!
red eyed tree frog
mike mulligan and his steamshovel
how do dinosaurs ger well soon
the doorbell rang
don't let the pidgeon drive the bus
the bus for us
bark, george

PA School Librarian Association Recommendations for Juvenile Readers

pa_school_librarian_associationEach year, the Pennsylvania School Librarian Association (PSLA) nominates quality books for the PA Young Reader’s Choice Award.  You know what that means….Kids get to vote for their favorite!  Follow the link for the PSLA website of current nominees and past winners.


Caldecott Award


Each year, the Association for Library Service for Children awards the Caldecott Medal to “the artist of the most distinguished picture book for children.”  The award is named after Randolph Caldecott, a renowned illustrator of the 19th century.  Although only one book is selected each year to receive the Medal, several books are also given the Caldecott Honor distinction. List of Medal and Honor winners!


Newbery Award for Younger Readers


Each year, the Association for Library to Children awards the John Newbery Medal to “to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.”  John Newbery was a British publisher, especially of children’s books. Like the Caldecott Award, only one book is chosen to receive the Newbery medal but additional notable books are named Newbery Honor books. List of Medal and Honors winners!