Notable Children’s Read-Alouds

The Wanda Gág Read Aloud Book Award for children’s literature recognizes the best picture book of the year to read aloud to younger children. Picture books for children between the ages toddlers to age eight are considered. Alkek Library collects all Wanda Gág award winners and honored titles. The 2015 winner is A Perfectly Messed-Up Story by Patrick McDonnell; the honor title is Sam & Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett/illustrated by Jon Klassen.


Two other awards recognizing notable read-alouds are the E.B. White Read-Aloud award and the Comstock Read Aloud award. The E.B White Read-Aloud award recognizes books reflecting the universal read aloud standards that were created by the work of the author E.B. White in his classic books for children: Charlotte’s Web, Stuart Little, and The Trumpet of the Swan. The Comstock Read Aloud award recognizes the best picture book of the year to read aloud to older children. Picture books for children from the age range of 9-12 are considered. All picture books eligible for the award are field-tested with children. Alkek Library collects all titles recognized by the E.B. Read-Aloud White award as well as the Comstock Read Aloud award. 


See other Awards available in Alkek’s Juvenile Collection.

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About Arlene

Alkek Library's Subject Librarian for Social Work, OWLS, College of Education departments (HHP,C&I,CLAS). I also manage Alkek's Juvenile Collection.