Book Lists: Book List
Have Your Pi(e) And Read It, Too!
Children’s books about pie (including pizza!) for Pi(e) Day! Suggested ages are from the publisher or each item’s library catalog record.
The 2022 Blueberry Award Winner, Honors and Changemakers!
Kids deserve the very best books to learn more about nature and to start some action for the planet! The Blueberry Awards, begun by Evanston Public Library in 2021, annually showcase the best in kids’ literature about the earth and its protectors.
2023 Award Winners and Honor Titles
Enjoy these titles that received recent awards attention from various committees: Newbery, Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Pura Belpré, Geisel, Sibert, Asian/Pacific Award for Literature, Schneider, the Sydney Taylor Award, Stonewall, Batchelder, the Children’s Literature Legacy Award and Children’s Literature Lecture Award. Age recommendations are from the catalog or publisher’s website.
2022 Favorite Picture Book Presentation Titles from Betsy Bird and Brian Wilson
EPL’s Collection Development Manager and Fuse #8 blogger Betsy Bird and Children’s Librarian (and 2022 Children’s Literature Legacy Award Chair) Brian Wilson mentioned the following titles during their 2022 Favorite Picture Books Presentation! Recommended ages are from the publishers.
Owl Booklist! (How I Wonder Reading Challenge)
Want to learn about owls? Grab a book! Here’s a list of books for kids 2 – 12, both fiction and nonfiction. And a teaser:
Owls can rotate their necks 270 degrees.
A group of owls is called a parliament.
Owl eyes are tube-shaped. And their eyes are completely immobile, providing binocular vision which fully focuses on their prey and boosts depth perception.
Las Posadas Celebration Booklist
Read these lovely holiday books about Las Posadas (The Inns), a nine-night celebration from December 16 to 24 that forms an important part of Christmas celebrations in Mexico and some parts of the United States, complete with prayer, music, food and piñatas. Commemorating the journey that Joseph and Mary made from Nazareth to Bethlehem in search of a safe refuge where Mary could give birth, Las Posadas Navideñas dates back to the year 1586 in Mexico, but is based on an indigenous Aztec celebration called Panquetzaliztli going back much further in time.