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Six Sources for Children's Book Recommendations

Caldecott Medal and Honor Books, from 1938-Present, named after Randolph Caldecott, a nineteenth century English illustrator. These picture books are honored for being “the most distinguished American picture books for children.”

Newbery Medal and Honor Books, from 1922-Present, named after John Newbery, an eighteenth century British bookseller. This list of award-winning chapter books represents “the most distinguished contribution in American Literature for children.”

The Nerdy Book Club offers a plethora of stellar titles recommended by educators, writers, and other experts in the field of children’s literacy. The Nerdy Book Awards are announced every January. These constitute some of the best contemporary titles in fiction, nonfiction, picture book, young adult, and more.

The New York Public Library’s 100 Great Children’s Books list, hand-picked by children’s librarians over the last 100 years or so. These beloved books have timeless appeal.

Some of the best titles that lend themselves to being read aloud in particular. Not every stellar book makes a stellar read aloud—some are best read independently and silently, as their magic works most powerfully at the individual level. But these are great for sharing, singing, and shouting!

A collection of quality children’s books, complete with animated, engaging, model read alouds by talented, professional performers.

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