New Books at Sunita L. Williams

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Places to find book ideas

Read Kiddo Read (Sponsored by James Patterson) 
Includes links to great illustrated books, great transitional books, great page turners, and great advanced reads. 

A Book and a Hug
A great searchable list that also offers lists of books by category and reader personality. Try taking the quiz to find your reader personality type. 

Kids Reads
This website is updated regularly and offers great book reviews and author interviews. Check out the Series Feature, which recommends various series based on the age of the reader. 

Goodreads Childrens Book Lists
Lists of childrens books with a variety of categories that include best read-alouds for young children and wordless picture books. 

Diverse BookFinder

A research collection housed at Ladd Library at Bates College aimed at bringing a critical conversation to multicultural books. Search the collection of books or check out the curated lists on frequently requested topics. 

Public Library
Minuteman Catalog: Needham Public Library
If the book isn't at Hillside, reserve it at the public library. 

Book Awards 

Newbery Medal awarded to an author of a distinguished children's book. 

2020 Medal Winner

New Kid

Caldecott Medal awarded to an illustrator of a distinguished picture book for children.

2020 Medal Winner
The Undefeated (Caldecott Medal Book) 

Paula Belpre Award presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.

2020 Author Award Winner
Sal and Gabi Break the Universe (Sal and Gabi Novel, A Book 1)

2020 Illustrator Award Winner
Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln 

Coretta Scott King Award presented annually by the American Library Association to honor African-American authors and illustrators who create outstanding books for children and young adults. 

2020 Author Award Winner

2020 Coretta Scott King Author Winner_Jerry Craft

2018 Illustrator Award Winner
The Undefeated (Caldecott Medal Book)

Geisel Award (Theodor Seuss) Geisel award is presented annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most 
distinguished American book for beginning readers. 

2020 Medal Winner
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