Throughout 2020, several EPL staff members read children’s books in different categories (picture books, folktales, poetry and short story collections, easy readers, middle grade fiction, and non-fiction), searching for 101 great books. And now here is the list! Make sure to check out these terrific, dynamic titles!
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Evanston Public Library is pleased to announce the results of our incredibly hardworking 101 Great Books for Kids committee. 2020 proved to be a particularly difficult year for us. When the pandemic closed our library in March it also kept all the books we were trying to read sequestered away. Thanks to the magnificent […]
Nonfiction for Older Readers 95. All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys’ Soccer Team by Christina Soontornvat. In 2018, saving twelve boys and their soccer coach trapped in a Thai cave became a worldwide rescue effort. This account chronicles how the plan came together and offers a rewarding Thai perspective along […]
Nonfiction Picture Books 79. All of a Sudden and Forever: Help and Healing After the Oklahoma City Bombing by Chris Barton, ill. Nicole Xu. When something horrible happens, what do you do? One April morning in Oklahoma a truck with a bomb exploded. In its wake, a single tree remained. A true story of healing […]
Comics and Graphic Novels 68. Go With the Flow by Lily Williams, ill. Karen Schneemann. How do you battle injustice when you’re young? When Abby discovers that the tampon/tampax machines in her school are always empty, she and her friends band together to fight for what’s right. Call Number: JGraphic Willi.L 69. Green […]
Fiction 43. The Blackbird Girls by Anne Blankman. In 1986 Ukraine two girls become unlikely friends after experiencing the fallout from the horrifying Chernobyl crisis. Call Number: J Blank.A You can listen to the ebook here and the e-audiobook on Overdrive here. 44. Echo Mountain by Lauren Wolk. Everyone blames Ellie for her father’s […]