Top Spring Books for Kids

by Bridget Levin, Tastemaker in Residence


Diversity, in the form of content, format and author, reigns in the children’s book world this spring. Award-winner include these top 5 picks:

Newberry Medal Winner:
The Crossover
by Kwame Alexander
(double trouble, college-bound twins come into their own via the framework of basketball)

Newberry Honor books:
El Deafo
by Cece Bell
(empowering autobiography chronicling hearing loss)

Brown Girl Dreaming
by Jacqueline Woodson 
(autobiography in verse set in the4/21960’s/70’s)

Caldecott Winner:
The Adventures of Beekle:The Unimaginary Friend
by Dan Santat
( a journey to find true friendship)

and one of the Caldecott honor books:
Nana in the City 
by Lauren Castillo
(a young child learns courage hand in hand with his grandmother)