Posts Tagged ‘Award Winning Children’s Books’

Children’s books to read: Wringer

Wringer by Jerry Spinelli is one of our recommended children’s books to read. Melissa Gaynor explains why: “What You Need to Know: • Despite the gruesome topic, this story deals with important issues like bullying and ethics and would make a great  book club selection for anyone 4th grade and up. • The book is based on the very real…

Best books for kids: The Penderwicks

“The Penderwicks” by Jeanne Birdsall is one of the Reading Kingdom’s recommended best books for kids. Melissa Gaynor explains why: What You Need to Know: • Winner of the National Book Award, The Penderwicks is Jeanne Birdsall’s first book. • A story of sisterhood and friendship, this book will appeal to a wide age range. • There are many references…

Fun picture books for kids: Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin

“Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin” by Lloyd Moss is one of the Reading Kingdom’s recommended picture books for kids. Melissa Gaynor explains why: What You Need to Know: • This Caldecott Honor book would be an asset to any bookshelf. • The story will inspire young musicians. • Every word seems to have been chosen with care. • A beautiful…

Award winning children’s books: Masterpiece

“Masterpiece” by Elise Broach is one of the Reading Kingdom’s recommended award winning children’s books. Melissa Gaynor explains why: What You Need to Know: • Masterpiece is an ALA (American Library Association) Notable Book and the winner of the Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year award. • The importance of family and the beauty of a solid friendship…

Award winning children’s books: Holes

Holes by Louis Sachar is one of the Reading Kingdom’s recommended award winning children’s books. Melissa Gaynor explains why: What You Need to Know: • Holes is an incredible book that would be a great addition to any bookshelf. • This book has received many awards including the 1999 Newbury Medal. • The movie, Holes, based on the book, was…