This month we revisited older award winners and took a look at some new ones!
Awards like the Newbery and Caldecott Medals have been around for many decades. Newer awards such as the Schneider Family Book Award and the Belpre Award are newer, but still have sizable lists of books to choose from. This month, to celebrate this year's awards, we took a look at books that have won awards in years past. The trick with award winning books is that they're still books, and judged not on some impartial numerical scale but by people on committees, so we read these books with an eye towards whether we thought they deserved to win. Overall? We agreed with the award committees. That said, one or two titles just didn't grab their readers. That happens! It's important to remember that books, like people, are all different. No one book can be The Best for every single person who picks it up, whereas other books might not win but may be loved by many readers. Take a look at what we read on the right and decide for yourself!
For March we'll be tackling the difficult subject of World War II in both fiction and nonfiction. There are books of both types in the Children's Room or you can find one on your own. Please be aware that the March discussion will be a heavy one due to the subject. Up for it? Join us at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21st (a week late, yes) in the Children's Room.