Staff Picks: Books

Staff-recommended reading from the KPL catalog.

Award Winning Books

Every year around this time we're excited to learn which titles have won American Library Association Youth Media Awards. The 2012 winners of the Newbery, Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, and other prestigious medals in the world of Children's Literature, were announced on Monday.

Jack Gantos was awarded the Newbery medal for Dead End in Norvelt.

Chris Raschka's A Ball for Daisy is the 2012 Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children.

Kadir Nelson, author and illustrator of Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans, is the King Author Book winner for that fine work.

Shane W. Evans, illustrator and author of Underground: Finding the Light to Freedom, is the King Illustrator Book winner.

Check them all out at here at the library!


A Ball for Daisy


Bill, My girls are 12. Are they too old for "Dead End"? Back in the day they liked Joey Pigza... Linda Mah
I think they'll enjoy Dead End in Norvelt. The main character is twelve and it's a funny read. But then I still get a kick out of Rotten Ralph.
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