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Good Book Lists

Newbery Medal & Honor Books

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American Library Association
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Caldecott Medal & Honor Books

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Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature

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IndieBound Bestsellers & Recommendations

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Indie Next List

Publisher's Weekly Bestsellers

New York Times Bestseller List

Sunday Book Review

Banned Books

books and authors banned by Someone, Somewhere, Sometime

National Book Clubs

Al Roker's Book Club for Kids
NPR's Backseat Book Club
Oprah

Bookish Birthdays for March

March 1
  • Oklahoman native, African-American novelist, essayist, and short story writer Ralph Ellison (1914-1994)
March 2
  • Dr. Seuss alter-ego Theodor Geisel (1904-1991)
March 3
  • Wyoming-born children's writer Patricia MacLachlan (b.1938)
March 4
  • Swiss folklorist and writer Johann David Wyss (1743-1818)
March 6
  • French dramatist, satirist, and soldier Savinien Cyrano de Bergerac (1619-1655)
  • British poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861)
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez (b.1928), Colombian novelist and 1982 Nobelist
March 11
  • British sci-fi satirist Douglas Adams (1952-2001)
March 12
  • Jean Louis “Jack” Kerouac, American beat writer (1922-1969)
  • prolific Ohio-raised African American children's author Virginia Hamilton (1936-2002), whose M.C. Higgins, the Great (1971) won the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award
March 16
  • NYC-born children's writer Sid Fleischman (b.1920)
March 17
  • English author and illustrator Kate Greenaway (1846-1901)
March 20
  • Henrik Ibsen, Norwegian playwright (1828-1906)
  • Roman poet and writer Ovid (43 B.C. - 17 A.D.)
March 21
  • Oregon-born poet and children's author Phyllis McGinley (1905-1978)
March 22
  • English illustrator and medal namesake Randolph Caldecott (1846-1886)
  • North Dakotan writer of westerns Louis L'Amour (1908-1988)
March 25
  • Georgian novelist Mary Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964)
March 26
  • New England poet and school teacher (San Francisco-born) Robert Lee Frost (1874-1963)
March 30
  • English writer Anna Sewell (1820-1878)
For a complete see the Library Booklists.

Bookish Birthdays for April

April 1
  • French dramatist and poet Edmond Rostand (1868-1918)
  • Fantasy/sci-fi writer Anne McCaffrey (1926-2011)
April 2
  • Danish fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875)
  • French writer and insurgent Emile Zola (1840-1902)
April 3
  • American writer Washington Irving (1783-1859)
  • London-born animal behaviorist and writer Jane Goodall (b.1934)
April 4
  • Novelist poet, dramatist, and performer Maya Angelou (b.1928)
April 5
  • Virginia-born essayist, autobiographer, biographer, educator, and social thinker Booker T. Washington (1856-1915)
April 7
  • English romantic poet William Wordsworth (1770-1850)
April 8
  • Annapolis-born novelist Barbara Kingsolver (b.1955)
April 9
  • French poet, essayist, and art critic Charles-Pierre Baudelaire (1821-1867)
April 12
  • Children's book writer Beverly Cleary (b.1916)
April 13
  • Children's author Marguerite Henry, author of Misty of Chincoteague and other kids' horse books (1902-1997)
April 16
  • Gertrude Chandler Warner, creator of the Boxcar Children (1890-1979)
  • Irish playwright John Millington Synge (1871-1909)
  • Classic children's book illustrator Garth Williams (1912-1996)
April 21
  • Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)
  • Junie B. Jones creator Barbara Park (b.1947)
April 23
  • William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
  • Russian novelist, poet, scholar, translator, and butterfly collector Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977)
April 26
  • Roman philosopher, writer, and humane emperor, Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (121-180)M
  • Scottish philosopher and historian David Hume (1711-1776)
  • Maud Hart Lovelace (1892-1980), creator of the Betsy-Tacy books
April 27
  • Madeline creator Ludwig Bemelmans (1898-1962)
April 28
  • Alabama-born Harper Lee (b.1926)
  • YA novelist Lois Duncan (b.1934)
  • Terry David John Pratchett (b.1948), British sci-fi and fantasy writer
For a complete see the Library Booklists.

Bookish Birthdays for May

May 3
  • Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527), Italian writer and statesman
May 5
  • Illustrator and author Leo Lionni (1910-1999)
May 7
  • British poet Robert Browning (1812-1889)
May 9
  • Peter Pan creator Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860-1937), Scottish novelist and playwright
  • New Jersey-born William Pène du Bois (1916-1993), author of Newbery Award winner The Twenty-One Balloons
  • British novelist and Watership Down author Richard Adams (b.1920)
May 12
  • Nonsense poet Edward Lear (1812-1888)
May 15
  • Oz creator L. Frank Baum (1856-1919)
  • Children's writer Norma Fox Mazer (b.1931)
  • YA writer Paul Zindel (b.1936)
May 16
  • Kids' author Bruce Coville (b.1950)
May 17
  • Sometime NM kids' author Gary Paulsen (b.1939)
May 18
  • Manhattan-born (lives in Ireland) adult and young adult fantasy/sci-fi writer Diane Duane (b.1952)
May 20
  • French novelist Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850)
May 21
  • Italian poet Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)
May 22
  • Sherlock Holmes' alter ego, Scottish-born physician, novelist, historian, and general odd-ball Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930)
May 23
  • Los Angeles-born Newbery Medal winner Scott O'Dell (1898-1989)
  • Prolific children's author Margaret Wise Brown (1910-1952)
May 25
  • Boston-born transcendentalist, essayist, philosopher, and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
May 27
  • Godfather of the Western mystery, UNM professor, writer and journalist Tony Hillerman (1925-2008)
May 28
  • The name is. . . Ian Fleming (1908-1964), also the under-recognized author of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: The Magical Car
May 29
  • Prolific British essayist, literary critic, novelist, and poet, and short-story writer, and creator of detective Father Brown, Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936)
  • British (born in India) novelist T. H. White (1906-1964), best known for his Arthurian legend novels
  • New Jersey native Andrew Clements (b.1949), children's book writer
May 31
  • American poet Walt Whitman (1819-1892)
For a complete see the Library Booklists.
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    by Kate DeCamillo
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  5. Good Night, Good Night, Construction Site
    by Sherri Duskey Rinker
  6. Jerk California
    by Jonathan Friesen
  7. The Maze Runner
    by James Dahsner
  8. The Ruins of Gorlan
    by John Flanagan
  9. Goodnight Moon
    by Margaret Wise Brown
  10. The Ghost That Had to Go
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