The holiday season is a time for traditions new and old – and for many families that includes sharing stories. This year brought great non-fiction titles to the shelves that help young readers understand the news- – as well as the historic context for it. There are also plenty of stories that help kids exercise their imaginations. We explore some of the latest titles, along with some old favorites, for kids of all ages.


  • Edie Ching Lecturer, College of Information Science, University of Maryland; Member, ALA Notables Childrens' Book Committee; Reviewer, Booklist
  • Judy Hijikata Communications Director, The Reading Connection
  • Fred Bowen Author; columnist, Washington Post Kids Post

Children’s & YA Winter Reading List

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