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101 Great Books for Kids

It’s here!

Introducing the 101 Great Books for Kids 2023 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 goes to the best books for kids ages 3-10 in a given year that support love of nature and action for the planet. Katherine Applegate, Newberry Winner for The One and Only Ivan and Blueberry Honor Winner for Odder says, “Delighted to hear that some wise folks have finally noticed the need to highlight nature and climate lit for children!”

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.

EPL Early Learning and Literacy Assistant Miss Louise is a contributor to No Flying No Tights, a resource for librarians and others about comics and graphic novels. You can read her reviews of graphic novels for kids (and sometimes teens and adults) here.

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