A Guide to the Best Children’s Books

I brought the boys to the library earlier this week. It’s wonderful how NLB doubles our borrowing limit during the school holidays. All the same, every visit to the library leaves me with only one conclusion — too many books, too little time!

Thankfully, there are some helpful guides to good books for kids. Two of these are the Newbery and Caldecott awards. Both are awarded annually by the Association for Library Services to Children (a division of the American Libarary Association). The Newbery is given to “the most distinguished American children’s book published the previous year”, while the Caldecott is for “the artist of the most distinguished American Picture Book for Children published in the United States”.

You can find the complete list of Newbery winners here, and Caldecott winners here.

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One response to “A Guide to the Best Children’s Books

  1. It is great to encourage children to read these books who have won awards and the influence they will have on reading. Check out my blog about the Newbery books! Hope you like it~
    ~e
    http://betweentheshelves.com/2009/04/13/for-a-low-calorie-snack-read-the-newberys/

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