Explore Books

Explore Books

Find the right book for every reader! Here you will find links to the top awards given to authors and illustrators of children’s materials, as well as specially curated book lists made by our youth services librarian to help you find books about specific topics or interests!

Award Winning Books

See lists of the finest books published each year:

Randolph Caldecott Medal (Picture book award)

John Newbery Medal (Literature for children award)

Pura Belpré Award (Latino/Latina writer and illustrator award)

Coretta Scott King Book Award (African American writer and illustrator award)

2021 Youth Media Awards Announcement

Contemporary Topics

As a community that embraces the responsibility connecting young readers with books, librarians nationwide are seeking out and sharing books about the Black experience. Below is a good list to start with:

We Are Kid Lit Collective (focusing on Black, Indigenous, and People of Color)

Picture Books and Easy Reader Book Lists

Chapter Book Lists

Looking for a specific topic or genre recommendation? Contact Youth Services Librarian Sam to request a book list be made!