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Best Books of 2020

In this post we showcase some of the best in children’s and young adult literature in 2020 by curating links to award announcements and end-of-year lists. We are also adding and featuring many of these titles in our ‘Best of 2020’ collection in Sora. Log in with your student number or staff username and current …

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Best Books of 2018

Update 1/29/2019: ALA Youth Media Award Winners Added In this pinned feature post we compile links to 2018 children’s and young adult book award announcements, as well as “best-of” lists from professional library journals, newspapers, and other websites and organizations. We’re also curating a Best Books of 2018 Collection in Sora, Granite’s digital library. Book …

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Notable Picture Books | March 2016

Sidewalk Flowers by JonArno Lawson- See Vanessa Eyre’s review HERE Please Open this Book! By Adam Lehraupt and illustrated by Matthew Forsythe (PreK-1st Grade) Funny premise, will remind an older audience of the Sesame Street book with a similar title, but will please kids who like the dark streak of something like “This Is Not …

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Notable Elementary Fiction | February 2016

Bad Kitty goes to the Vet by Nick Bruel (Grades 2-4) -Latest book in the popular Bad Kitty series, there are now nine of them, this is a great book for reluctant readers. Oona Finds an Egg by Adele Griffin and Mike Wu (Grades 2-4) “Acclaimed Griffin deviates from her traditional middle- and high-school fare …

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Notable Graphic Novels and Easy Readers | February 2016

Study Hall of Justice (DC Comics: Secret Hero Society #1) by Derek Fridolfs and Dustin Nguyen Publisher’s Description: This all-new story presents a twist on the idea of junior sleuths, using comics, journal entries, and doodles to reimagine Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman as three students in the same school. They’ll try their best to …

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