January is a big awards month for kids' books - the new Caldecott (for best picture book) and Newbery (for best chapter book) Awards are named , among many others. We were lucky to have Robert Zupperoli, Children's Literature Specialist, present his list of the Best Books of 2015 for children, middle grade, and young adults at the library last December.
If you missed his talk, you can download a copy of his extensive list here. For anyone who buys books for children (parents and grandparents, teachers, librarians), this is a great resource! Follow these links directly to descriptions of the books he most highly recommends, which are all available here at the library: Best Picture Books, Chapter Books, and Non-Fiction.