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:
Fantasy/Sci-Fi
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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
 
Realistic
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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
 
Mystery/Thriller/Horror
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The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson
Winterhouse by Ben Guterson
Small Spaces by Katherine Arden
 
Nonfiction
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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.