2021 Caldecott Medal Winners

Named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott, 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. In addition to the Caldecott Medal, the committee typically awards Caldecott Honors to other books worthy of attention.


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I Am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes

The confident Black narrator of this book is proud of everything that makes him who he is. He’s got big plans, and no doubt he’ll see them through–as he’s creative, adventurous, smart, funny, and a good friend. Sometimes he falls, but he always gets back up. And other times he’s afraid, because he’s so often misunderstood and called what he is not. So slow down and really look and listen, when somebody tells you–and shows you–who they are.


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2021 Coretta Scott King Book Awards

Designed to commemorate the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and to honor Mrs. Coretta Scott King for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace, the Coretta Scott King Book Awards annually recognize outstanding books for young adults and children by African American authors and illustrators that reflect the African American experience.


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2021 Newbery Medal Winners

The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British children’s book publisher John Newbery. It 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. Beside the Newbery Medal, the committee usually awards Newbery Honors to other books worthy of attention.


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Owl Books & Craft

Who. Who. Who wants to do a fun craft project?! Right now, kids can ask for our take home craft when visiting Kids World or when requesting materials for curbside pickup or home delivery. Our current craft kit includes the supplies you need to make your own paper owl.


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2021 Schneider Family Book Award

The Schneider Family Book Awards honor an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences.


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2021 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award

The Geisel Award is given annually to the authors and illustrators of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States during the preceding year. The award is named for Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, who once said, "Children want the same things we want: to laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained and delighted."


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Writing in the Margins: Spring 2021

We deeply appreciate your patience and support as we have been navigating the ongoing health situation, as well as these long winter months (which have felt even longer this time around). We will still be doing home delivery for residents of Norridge and Harwood heights, and also continuing curbside pickup for all visitors.


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2021 Sydney Taylor Book Award

The Sydney Taylor Book Award is presented annually to outstanding books for children and teens that authentically portray the Jewish experience. Presented since 1968 by the Association of Jewish Libraries, an affiliate of the American Library Association, the award encourages the publication and widespread use of quality Judaic literature.


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Quilt Square Coloring Pages

National Quilting Day is Saturday, March 19th and we're working on a community quilt project to celebrate. Make sure to grab your quilt square kit via curbside pickup or home delivery.


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Parrot Books & Craft

Polly want a cracker?! Right now, kids can ask for our take home craft when requesting materials for curbside pickup or home delivery. Our current craft kit includes the supplies you need to make your own paper parrot.


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National Pizza Day

It’s National Pizza Day! What’s your favorite pizza topping? Anchovies? Pineapple? Pepperoni? Miss Katy’s favorite is black olives, garlic, and mushroom!


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Three Celebrity Kids Book

Many famous people write books for kids. Here are three from last year that were written by an actress, a talk show host, and a pair of political figures.


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