Looking for our “Children’s Books for Holiday Giving” booklist archive? Here it is! Since 2003, CLC has been gathering Connecticut librarians’ picks for the very best new children’s and teen books, and compiling them into handy gift-giving guides. Why not explore the lists? A good book never goes out of style!
All lists are in PDF format. Most are designed to be printed double-sided and folded into a brochure. Download and enjoy!
It’s an exciting day in the world of children’s books! The 2014 Youth Media Awards were announced this morning at the ALA Midwinter Conference. These awards include the Caldecott Medal, Newbery Award, Coretta Scott King Award, and many more. Here’s a link to the press release with complete list of winners:
Once something “prettier” goes up we’ll link to it! Enjoy!
Here is a list compiled by our friend Linda Williams of the Connecticut State Library – all of the books that received 2 or more “stars” in children’s literature review publications in 2013. You can download PDF lists in the following categories:
Or just browse this and Linda’s other great lists here –
Here are the links to the printable versions of CLC’s 2013 “Best Books” lists – recommended by Connecticut librarians, the book experts!
Note – these are PDF files. You will need a free PDF reader, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader, to open them.
Print double-sided and enjoy!
The Year of the Baby, by Andrea Cheng; illus. by Patrice Barton. Anna Wang is worried that her newly adopted baby sister Kaylee from China isn’t gaining weight and decides to make Kaylee the subject of a science fair project.
What Floats in a Moat? by Lynne Berry; illus. by Matthew Cordell. Berry has delivered a book that will appeal to those who love nonsense and rhyme as well as those who love science. Kids will delight in the zany actions of Archie the Goat and his sidekick Skinney the Hen!
unBEElievables, by Douglas Florian. Truly un-bee-lievable honeybee poems and paintings! This is the not-to-be-missed poetry book. Clever, smart, and often silly poems printed on vibrant color with stunning illustrations. This is the way to make facts stick, and this book is brilliant with the addition of bee facts. Fun to read aloud.