The American Library Association announced their annual awards on Monday, January 28. You can see the winners here. But if you are looking for some more great reads for your kids, check out these books the Erlanger children’s department staff loved in 2018:


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Flight of Swans by Sarah McGuire

Charlie Hernandez and the League of Shadows by Ryan Calejo

Sweep the Story of a Girl and her Monster by Jonathan Auxier

Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

Willa of the Wood by Robert Beatty



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The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle by Christina Uss

Breakout by Kate Messner

Front Desk by Kelly Yang

The Season of Styx Malone by Kekla Magoon

Miscalculations of Lighting Girl by Stacy McAnulty


Historical Fiction

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The Journey of Little Charlie by Christopher Paul Curtis

The Button War by Avi

My Year in the Middle by Lila Quintero Weaver


Graphic Novels

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Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell

Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol

All Summer Long by Hope Larson

Crush by Svetlana Chmakova



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The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson

Winterhouse by Ben Guterson

Small Spaces by Katherine Arden



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Pass Go and Collect $200: The Real Story of How Monopoly Was Invented by Tanya Lee Stone

Thomas Paine and the Dangerous Word by Sarah Jane Marsh

Eliza: The Story of Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton by Margaret McNamara

Hidden Dangers: Seek and Find 13 of the World’s Deadliest Animals by Lola M Schaefer


Written by Lisa Clark, Jill Frasher, and Maria Parker. They all work at the Erlanger branch and can be found working the children’s reference desk or doing programs.

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