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Introducing the 2022 Great Books for Kids List!
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.
The Blueberry Award
The Blueberry Award is a brand new children’s book prize in its inaugural year. The Blueberry is given to the children’s book that best engenders a love of nature in children ages 3 – 10.
Spectacular Staff Recommendations
EPL Collection Development Manager Betsy Bird writes about all things kid lit on her School Library Journal sponsored blog A Fuse#8 Production.
EPL Children’s Librarian Brian Wilson (aka Mr. Brian) reviews some of his favorite picture books for kids at Mr. Brian’s Picture Book Picks.
Books that Reflect Our Diverse Communities
Books for Remembering & Celebrating
Armed Forces (Memorial Day and Veterans Day)
Dads (great books starring Dads)
El día de los niños/El día de los libros
Alphabet (read a book featuring the alphabet)
Antiracist Resources and Reads
Caring for the Planet: Books that Celebrate Life on Planet Earth
Coffee and Tea (from picking to sipping)
Color (read a book with a color in the title)
Conversations with kids about race & racism
Emotional and Mental Health Booklist
Families (a booklist celebrating families)
Fear (conquer fear of the dark)
Just Be You: Affirming Gender Expansive Books for Kids
Letter Writing and Postal Service
Peace (International Day of Peace)