Recommended Reads



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The Children's Library staff puts out a monthly recommended reads list of titles we've read and particularly liked. We hope you enjoy them too! Click on each logo below to get to that month's list.
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Have a newly independent reader? Check out this recommended reads list.
First Chapter Books


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Newbery Medal Books
The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
The Springfield-Greene County Library District has a great printable list of all of the winning titles and the honor books - all the way back to 1922!

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Caldecott Medal Books
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 Springfield-Greene County Library District has a great printable list of all of the winning titles and the honor books - all the way back to 1938!

Building a Home Library
Interesting in compiling a quality collection of books for your child at home? This newly updated list is a great place to start!



Favorite Songs
The following documents contain lists of favorite songs from Toddler and Preschool Story Times.

Here are some popular subjects in the Children's Library