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Recommended Reading: May-June: Children's Literature

Highline College's librarians recommend materials from the library collection on a wide variety of topics.

Children's Literature Collection

colorful mug sits atop stack of children's books

This spring, the Highline College Library presents award winning picture books from our Children's Literature Collection. Located on the 3rd floor of the library, as well as our Recommended Reading display through June, we invite you to stop by and check out a recent publication or beloved classic.

Picture books aren't just for kids! Children's literature can inspire readers of all ages and picking up a picture book is a great way to take a mental break between classes. In this guide you will find recommended podcasts, articles, and videos to educate and encourage you to fall in love with children's literature.

Interested in more? The King County Library System has thousands of picture books and purchases award winners every year from multiple categories. You can access a list of different children's book awards as well as KCLS's online catalog below.

Award Winning Children's Literature

The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. The award commemorates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and honors his wife, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and world brotherhood.

The Pura Belpré Award is a recognition presented to a Latino or Latina author and illustrator whose work best portrays the Latino cultural experience in a work of literature for children or youth. It was established in 1996.

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