2012 Winter Reading Show: Children's Books

2012 Winter Reading Show: Children's Books

Edie Ching, member of the ALA Notables Childrens' Book Committee, "The Prophecy Series" author Ellen Oh and Joe Callahan, executive director of 826DC, share their recommendations for the best children's and young adult books to read this winter season.

Edie Ching, member of the ALA Notables Childrens' Book Committee, "The Prophecy Series" author Ellen Oh and Joe Callahan, executive director of 826DC, share their recommendations for the best children's and young adult books to read this winter season.

Edie Ching's Picks:

For The Very Young

Image of Sleep Like a Tiger (Caldecott Medal - Honors Winning Title(s))
by Mary Logue
HMH Books for Young Readers

Image of Drummer Boy of John John
by Mark Greenwood, Frané Lessac
Lee & Low Books

For Those A Wee Bit Older (4-5 Years Old)

Image of The Goldilocks Variations: A Pop-up Book
by Allan Ahlberg
Candlewick

Image of Lulu Walks the Dogs
by Judith Viorst
Atheneum Books for Young Readers

For Middle Grade Readers

Image of Return to the Willows
by Jacqueline Kelly
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Image of Jepp, Who Defied the Stars
by Katherine Marsh
Hyperion Book CH

For Older Readers

Image of A Greyhound of a Girl
by Roddy Doyle
Harry N. Abrams

Ellen Oh's Picks:

For Middle Grade Readers

Image of Starry River of the Sky
by Grace Lin
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Image of Geeks, Girls, and Secret Identities
by Mike Jung
Arthur A. Levine Books

For Young Adults

Image of The Crown of Embers (Girl of Fire and Thorns)
by Rae Carson
Greenwillow Books

Image of Something Strange and Deadly
by Susan Dennard
HarperTeen

Image of Seraphina
by Rachel Hartman
Random House Books for Young Readers

Image of Ten
by Gretchen McNeil
Balzer + Bray

Image of The Madman's Daughter
by Megan Shepherd
Balzer + Bray

Image of City of a Thousand Dolls
by Miriam Forster
HarperTeen

Image of Pivot Point
by Kasie West
HarperTeen

Image of Dualed
by Elsie Chapman
Random House Books for Young Readers

Joe Callahan's Picks:

For Children

Image of I Want My Hat Back
by Jon Klassen
Candlewick Press

Image of Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match / Marisol McDonald no combina
by Monica Brown
Children's Book Press

For Young Adults

Image of The Fault in Our Stars
by John Green
Dutton Books

Image of Son (Giver Quartet)
by Lois Lowry
HMH Books for Young Readers

Image of Dead End in Norvelt (Norvelt Series)
by Jack Gantos
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Image of Stones for My Father
by Trilby Kent
Tundra Books

The Kojo Nnamdi Show is produced by member-supported WAMU 88.5 in Washington DC.