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Miss Jane's Book Reviews

Our head children's librarian reviews at least one children's book each month on our library review blog. She has great taste, so check out her recommendations here!

Amanda's Book Reviews

Our other children's librarian also reviews at least one book each month. See what she's been reading lately!

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All Children's Book Reviews

Every week, your librarians review and recommend books, movies, music, and more at our Ink Drinker Society blog and many of those recommendations are for children's materials. Here is a shortcut to the good stuff.

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Novelist K-8

This comprehensive book database is aimed at the K-8 population. It will tell you (in order) all the books in the series you're reading and is the best place to discover new books to read based on what you've already read.

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Search Our Catalog

Search for books, movies, music, magazines and more. Find out what is available and get items shipped from other libraries for you to pick up at DPL.

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Digital Library

Download e-books and audiobooks right to your tablet, phone, or e-reader using your library card. No library visit required.

Award Winners

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Caldecott Medal Winners and Honors

The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. Winners are chosen by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association.

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Newbery Medal Winners and Honors

The Newbery Medal is awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. Winners are chosen by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association.

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Geisel Award Winners and Honors

The Geisel Award is given annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States during the preceding year.

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Belpré Award Winners and Honors

The Pura Belpré Award is presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.

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Odyssey Award Winners and Honors

This annual award is given to the producer of the best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States.

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