Welcome to the 2017 edition of Evanston Public Library’s 101 Great Books for Kids! Just in time for the holiday season this list of children’s books provides mystery, science, poetry, hilarity, sorrow, and more. There’s bound to be something perfect for the child in your life. This year’s list contains books chosen by our librarians from the thousands published in 2017.
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In its very first year, this list reflects the diversity and beauty of Evanston’s readership. You’ll escape the destruction of Mars, get a ride to Havana in a classic car, snap photos of the brightest stars of the Harlem Renaissance, and discover once and for all which is more treacherous: dragons or middle school. There are books for kids who are always looking for the newest comics, stories of facts and history for nonfiction loving children, gorgeous picture books for the youngest ages, and hilarity found in works of poetry, early readers, fairy tales and more.
All of these books are available through Evanston Public Library.