Award-Winning Titles

Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature

Current and previous years

South Asia Book Award

2021 Award Winners

Previous Winners

Freeman Book Award

East and Southeast Asian Titles

Children’s Book World

Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature

Books for Asian and Asian Pacific Heritage

Books for Kids about Japan and Japanese Culture

81 Best Kid’s Books about Japan

11 Adorable Japanese Children’s Books

10 Books about Japan that Expat Parents Should Read to Their Kids

Learning About Japan for Kids: Picture Books

Japanese History for Kids

New Trends in Transnational Japanese Books

Haiku Poetry Books for Kids

25+ Beautiful Picture Books for Asian Pacific American Heritage

Chapter Books Set in Asia

60 children’s books with Asian and Pacific Islander Representation

Asian and Asian-American Children’s Books by #OwnVoices Authors

Best #OwnVoices Japanese American Books for Kids & Teens

Notable Books for a Global Society

2022 Winners

Past and Present Winners

Skipping Stones

34 Titles to cultivate cultural understanding and cooperation

Charlotte Huck Award

Fiction that has the potential to transform children’s lives

Jane Addam’s Book Award for Peace & Social Justice

2022 Winners

Best Books of 2021

Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)

Notable Children’s Books 2021

Amazon Best Books of the Year

Picture Books

Ages 6-8

Ages 9-12

Bank Street Books Best Children’s Books 2021

Under 5

5-9 years old

9-12 years old

Best Graphic Novels 2021

American Library Association

Fuse 8 Blog – 31 Days, 31 Lists – by Betsy Bird

Kirkus Reviews

School Library Journal

Fuse 8 Blog – 31 Days, 31 Lists by Betsy Bird

December 1 – Great Board Books

December 2 – Board Book Reprints & Adaptations

December 3 – Transcendent Holiday Picture Books

December 4 – Picture Book Readalouds

December 5 – Rhyming Picture Books

December 6 – Funny Picture Books

December 7 – CaldeNotts

December 8 – Picture Book Reprints

December 9 – Math Books for Kids

December 10 – Books with a Message

December 11 – Fabulous Photography

December 12 – Wordless Picture Books

December 13 – Translated Titles

December 14 – Fairy Tales / Folktales / Religious Tales

December 15 – Unconventional Children’s Books

December 16 – Middle Grade Novels

December 17 – Poetry Books

December 18 – Easy Books & Early Chapter Books

December 19 – Older Funny Books

December 20 – Science Fiction Books

December 21 – Fantasy Books

December 22 – Informational Fiction

December 23 – American History

December 24 – Science & Nature Books

December 25 – Autobiographies *NEW TOPIC!*

December 26 – Biographies

December 27 – Nonfiction Books for Older Readers

December 28 – Nonfiction Picture Books

December 29 – Best Audiobooks for Kids

December 30 – Comics & Graphic Novels

December 31 – Picture Books

Kirkus Reviews

Best Picture Books of the Year

Best Beginning Readers of the Year

Best Chapter Books of the Year

Best Indie Children’s Books

Best Indie Children’s Family Books

Best Indie Children’s Animal Books

Best K-2 Informational Text

Best Gr. 3-5 Nonfiction

National Public Radio

Children’s Books We Love 2021

National Science Teachers Association

Outstanding Science Books of the Year – 2021

Past Winners

New York Public Library 

Best Books for Kids 2021

New York Times

Best Illustrated Children’s Books of the Year

25 Best Children’s Books of the Year

Notable Social Studies Books for Young People

2020 List

2021 List not released yet in PDF format

Parents’ Choice Awards

Previous Winners

2021 list has not been released yet.

Publisher’s Weekly

Picture Books

Chapter Books

School Library Journal

Picture Books

Beginning Chapter Books – Gr. 1-3

Chapter Books – Gr. 3-5

The List of All Lists

Chapter Book Series – 64 pages of recommendations

2021-22 Bookmark Challenge Winners


Grade 5 : Claudia 5C, Mia K. 5C, Ayumu 5J, Toby 5J, Jiin 5R, Michika 5R, Paige 5R and Sayuki 5V

Grade 4: Ayu 4I, Mustafa & Jiho 4K, Connor 4M, Zella 4M and Sawa 4S

Grade 3: Sophia 3B, Emma 3Be, Audrey 3R, Coraline 3T, Cailey 3T and Linn 3T

Grade 2: Edda 2T, Tom 2T, Ethan T. 2Y, Kayra 2Y, Mirabelle 2Y and Rina 2Y

Grade 1: Ayana 1F, Calla 1F, Finn 1F, Nina 1H, Keina 1H, Sylvia 1H, Rei 1R and Keito 1S

KG Participants: Arisa, Emma and Sam

2021 BookMark Challenge

Be sure to:

Color in your bookmark using colored pencils or pen. Do not use crayons.

Outline your images using a black fine line marker or Sharpie.

Shade in your background using a colored pencil.

Don’t forget to write your name and class on the back of your bookmark before turning it in to Ms. Pretz or Mrs. Notter during library class or recess.