Can you feel it? Fall is definitely finding its way here ... finally!
And there is nothing like the hint of chill in the air to conjure up images of snuggling under a blanket by the fire with a good book, but what book? Sometimes the sheer number of choices at the library can be a bit too overwhelming, so this fall, we've decided to check out the best of the best -- year by year.
Reading is Fundamental offers a great place to start: Their handy lists of 10 years of Caldecott Winners and 10 Years of Newbery Winners. Each of the lists includes the winners for the year as well as the three books that received honors mention.
There are plenty of books we've heard of before, but in reviewing the lists, there are tons that will be brand new. We can't wait to dig in and see how long it will take us to make our way through ten years of excellence in children's literature.
If you're feeling even more ambitious, check out Librarian Laura's Caldecott Challenge 1938 - present or Mr. Schu's Newbery Medal Challenge 1922 - present.
Lots of fantastic books to read. Join us, won't you?