First presented in 1949, the Christopher Awards were established by Father James Keller to salute media that “affirm the highest values of the human spirit.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
The final scores of the 2020-2021 Battle of the Books Season.
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.
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.
We Are Little Feminists: Families written by Archaa Shrivastav is the 2021 recipient of the Stonewall Book Awards – Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s & Young Adult Literature Award, given annually to English-language children’s and young adult books of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience.
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."
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.
The Asian/Pacific American Award promotes Asian/Pacific American culture and heritage and is awarded based on literary and artistic merit.
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.
Happy Valentine's day everybody! It's a day dedicated to love. If you're as big a bookworm as we hope you are, then you probably love the library!
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.
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.
It’s National Pizza Day! What’s your favorite pizza topping? Anchovies? Pineapple? Pepperoni? Miss Katy’s favorite is black olives, garlic, and mushroom!
I know Lois Lowry mostly as the Young Adult author of The Giver, she’s been around a long time!
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.