Evanston Public Library’s 101 Great Books for Kids 2022: Picture Books

November 21, 2022

Picture Books A Bear, a Bee, and a Honey Tree by Daniel Bernstrom, ill. Brandon James Scott Fuzzy bear. Angry bees. Yummy honey. Silliness abounds in this delightful read aloud full of ursine hijinks.Call Number: JPicture Berns.D Berry Song by Michaela Goade Like their Tlingit ancestors before them, a grandmother and child gather gifts from […]

Announcing Evanston Public Library’s 101 Great Books for Kids 2022

November 18, 2022

Once again the hardworking library workers of Evanston Public Library have spent their entire year culling through thousands of brand new children’s books, just so that they could give you the best of the best. It’s the 101 Great Books for Kids list at last! In 2022 we read books in as many formats as […]

Evanston Public Library’s 101 Great Books for Kids 2022: Poetry

October 21, 2022

Poetry Book of Questions / Libro de Las Preguntas: Selections by Pablo Neruda, ill. Paloma Valdivia, translated by Sara Lissa Paulson Neruda’s last great work of poetry is reimagined for kids in this sumptuous collection. 70 questions of the original 320 are presented thematically to kids, with results ridiculous, thoughtful, and often unanswerable. Call Number: […]

Evanston Public Library’s 101 Great Books for Kids 2022: Fiction

October 21, 2022

Fiction Attack of the Black Rectangles by Amy Sarig King Does he dare disturb the universe? Mac’s used to speaking out when he sees something wrong, so when he discovers that his school copy of The Devil’s Arithmetic by Jane Yolen has certain words blacked out, he and his friends set out to uncover the […]

Evanston Public Library’s 101 Great Books for Kids 2022: Comics and Graphic Novels

October 21, 2022

Graphic Novels The Flamingo by Guojing While visiting her grandmother, a child hears story after story about a girl long ago that raised a flamingo chick from an egg. An artful, nearly wordless tale with the feel of a Miyazaki film. Call Number: JGraphic Guojing Freestyle by Gale Galligan It’s bad enough that Cory can’t […]

Evanston Public Library’s 101 Great Books for Kids 2022: Non-Fiction Picture Books

October 21, 2022

Nonfiction Picture Books Before Music: Where Instruments Come From by Annette Bay Pimentel, ill. Madison Safer Music from rocks. Music from shells. Music from seed pods, cocoons, and ore. Come see a fantastic array of worldwide instruments, many of which you will have NEVER heard of before. Call Number: x784.19 Pimen.A Blue by Nana Ekua […]

Evanston Public Library’s 101 Great Books for Kids 2022: Nonfiction for Older Readers

October 21, 2022

Nonfiction for Older Readers American Murderer: The Parasite That Haunted the American South by Gail Jarrow What made workers in the American South so tired and feeble during the 19th and early 20th centuries? This exciting medical mystery uncovers the secrets of the parasitic hookworm. Call Number: x616.9654 Jarro.G Hardcourt: Stories from 75 Years of […]

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.

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