Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Winners and Honor Titles Since 2001

December 14, 2021

The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. The award commemorates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and honors his wife, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and world brotherhood.


Caldecott Winners and Honor Titles Since 2001

December 13, 2021

The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It 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.


Announcing Evanston Public Library’s 101 Great Books for Kids List of 2021!

October 18, 2021

Evanston Public Library is pleased to announce the results of our incredibly hardworking 101 Great Books for Kids committee! In 2021 we still felt many of the residual effects of 2020 throughout the year. Our library didn’t return to full-time hours until the Summer. Many publishers opted for PDFs rather than physical copies of advanced […]


Evanston Public Library’s 101 Great Books for Kids 2021: Picture Books

October 18, 2021

Picture Books 1. The Big Bath House by Kyo Maclear, ill. Gracey Zhang A girl and her Japanese grandmother don’t share a language, but they do share a love of bathing! A gentle story of family and loving all kinds of bodies, big and small. JPicture Macle.K 2. Bodies are Cool by Tyler Feder One […]




Evanston Public Library’s 101 Great Books for Kids 2021: Poetry

October 18, 2021

Poetry 38. Dear Treefrog by Joyce Sidman, ill. Diana Sudyka Slip into the secret spots of your garden and meet a coy creature unafraid to be silent and stealthy. Contains lovely poems and delicious facts about the tiny treefrog. JPicture Sidma.J 39. Honey for You, Honey for Me: A First Book of Nursery Rhymes collected […]


Evanston Public Library’s 101 Great Books for Kids 2021: Fiction

October 18, 2021

Fiction 44. Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston Men in Black meets Harry Potter! When Amari Peters discovers that her brother has nominated her to attend the Bureau of Supernatural Affairs she discovers powers she never knew she had. J Alsto.B 45. Amber and Clay by Laura Amy Schlitz A girl as precious […]



Evanston Public Library’s 101 Great Books for Kids 2021: Non-Fiction Picture Books

October 18, 2021

Nonfiction Picture Books 78. Begin With a Bee by Liza Ketchum, Jacqueline Briggs Martin and Phyllis Root, ill. Claudia McGehee Every bumblebee colony begins with just a single queen, waking in the spring, doing everything herself. Colored woodcuts highlight one of the more peculiar tales in the insect kingdom. x595.799 Ketch.L 79. How to Find […]


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