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Booklists and Awards for Family Reading

Looking for some great books for your own kids or children you know? Check out a selection of award-winners and themed booklists from The Horn Book for children of various ages.

Boston Globe-Horn Book AwardsThe Horn Book’s Fanfare lists: Our choices for the best books of the year.

Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winners. One of the most prestigious awards in children’s literature, since 1967.

Newbery, Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, and other book awards from the American Library Association.

Summer Reading booklists

“Making a Difference” booklist

Father-Son Picture Books

Mother-Daughter Young Adult Novels

Picture Books: What Makes a Good Picture Book? and booklists

Board Books: What Makes a Good Board Book? and seasonal booklists

Love Stories: What Makes a Good YA Love Story?

More topics in our “What Makes a Good…?” series include: Nonfiction, Middle-Grade Memoir, Alphabet Books, Math Story Books, Gift Books, and more. Have a browse!

Spanish-English Bilingual books

Books About Adoption

Transgender/Gender Nonconforming booklist




  1. Great compilation. Family reading is so important for children of all ages. This is a useful list for parents/teachers/caregivers etc.

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