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Children's Book Awards

On January 12, 2016, the ALA announced the winners for the various children's book awards. Below are just some of the winners. Please click here to see the complete list of book winners.


John Newbery Medal: Last Stop on Market Street written by Matt de la Pena and illustrated by Christian Robinson


Randolph Caldecott Medal: Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear illustrated by Sophie Blackall and written by Lindsay Mattick

Book Review: The Hero Two Doors Down by Sharon Robinson

Ages: 8-12 years

Release Date: January 26, 2016

Reading Level: Grade 5


This book is based on the true story of a friendship between a boy and baseball legend, Jackie Robinson.

Stephen Satlow is an 8 year old boy who loves the Dodgers and lives in Brooklyn, NY. In 1948, Jackie Robinson and his family breaks the color barrier again and moves two doors down from Steve.

I Love Books! Week

I Love Books! week is coming February 8-12. Be sure to watch for more information in the comings weeks.