The Canary in the Coal Mine by Madelyn Rosenberg

Beauty and the Serpent

Perfect Game

The Map of Me

To Fly

Road to Tater Hill

Closed for the Season

Capital Washington D.C.

Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns by Hena Kahn

Zero Tolerance

Windston was Worried by Pamela Duncan Edwards

Now I'll Tell You Everything

The Day I Met the Nuts by Mary Rand Hess


Tillmon County Fire

The Gingerbread Man Loose on the Firetruck by Laura Murray

Fidel Castro

Never Say a Mean Word Again

The Ghosts of Laurelford by Margaret Meacham

Hasta Donde Me Amas (How Far to You Love Me)


We Shall Overcome: The Story of a Song

Nelson Mandela

Swing Sisters: The Story of the International Sweethearts of Rhythm

A Strong Right Arm

Who Loves The Little Lamb?

Aces Wild

The Leakeys

The Silver Kiss

Ground Hog Day

Small Footsteps in the Land of the Dragon: Growing Up in China by Barbara Brooks Wallace

Journey Back

Stories of My Life

Stripes of All Types by Susan Stockdale

Back to School, Picky Little Witch

Master Georges People

John Smith

Bill Boy Wonder

Isabell's Boyfriend

Gopher to the Rescue: A Volcano Recovery Story by Terry Catasus Jennings

Eat Your Science Homework

The Year Wolves Came

Big Bug by Henry Cole


Lions of Little Rock

Melonhead and the Vegalicious Disaster

Books for Me by Sue Fliess

Theodore Roosevelt

Emily and Carlo

Four Things My Geeky-Jock-of-a-Best-friend Must Do In Europe


Fortunes Fool

I Lay My Stitches Down: Poems of American Slavery by Cynthia Grady

Bugs and Bugsicles

Punkinhead's Veggie Adventure


Frida and Diego: Art, Love, Life, Clarion, August 2014

The Eye of the Whale

Magic Bed & Biscuit

Boys Camp: Nate's Story by Kitson Jazynka

Funeral in the Bathroom

Duck and Cover

Pirate Vs. Pirate

Parrots by Susan Roth

Three Little Beavers

Kangaroo to the Rescue by Moira Rose Donohue

Cemetery Street

Up Close: Theodore Roosevelt

Malala Yousafzai: Warrior With Words

Iggy Loomis: A Hagfish Called Shirley by Jennifer Allison

Spoils by Tammar Stein

Guild Members Win American Library Association
2015 Youth Media Awards

Newbery Medal winner The Crossover by Kwame Alexander The Crossover by Kwame Alexander has won the 2015 John Newbery Medal.  The award is for the most outstanding contribution to Children's literature.  The book is published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. The Crossover was also named a Coretta Scott King Honor Book for 2015.

Kwame Alexander with young fans

Kwame Alexander with young fans

Deborah D. TaylorDeborah Taylor has won the Coretta Scott King – Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement. The ALA announcement of the award notes, "Taylor’s career in public service began more than 40 years ago with the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, where she is currently coordinator of School and Student Services. Her career has been spent as mentor, educator and literacy advocate for young adults. As an inspiring young adult librarian, leader in national associations and university instructor, she has been distinctly effective in introducing young people and her professional colleagues to the outstanding work of African American authors."


Steve Sheinkin Garners
Children’s Book Guild Nonfiction Award

Steve Sheinkin, 2015 Nonfiction Award recipientThe Children’s Book Guild of Washington, D.C. is pleased to announce Steve Sheinkin, the author of acclaimed history books for middle-grade and young adult readers, as its 2015 Nonfiction Award Winner. The award is presented annually to an author for a body of work that “contributed significantly to the quality of nonfiction for children.”

In selecting Steve Sheinkin for this honor, the Guild’s Nonfiction Award Committee recognizes and celebrates Sheinkin’s superb ability to find the heart of the story, to narrate nonfiction with passion, veracity and accuracy, and to engage young readers and provide them with a front row seat as witnesses to history.

Read more . . .


for the 
2015 Nonfiction Award Presentation and Luncheon
Honoring Steve Sheinkin

Saturday, April 25, 2015
Noon to 3 p.m.
Clyde's Restaurant of Gallery Place, 707 Seventh Street NW, Washington DC 20001

Tickets are $35
Lunch options will include meat, fish, and vegetarian dishes

To register and pay on line, click here

Click here for event flyer and fillable form for registering by mail

KPMG to Sponsor Nonfiction Award Luncheon

KPMG, the national audit, tax and advisory firm, will sponsor the Guild's 2015 Nonfiction Award Luncheon. KPMG supports literacy in the D.C. area through a program called KFFL (KPMG Families for Literacy). We are thrilled to have KPMG as the corporate sponsor for our award event and appreciate its generous financial support.

Excerpt from Katherine Paterson's Stories of My Life

Katherine Paterson and friendsFormer Children’s Book Guild president Katherine Paterson believes friends are more precious than awards - and she has many of both. Her newest book is filled with stories of both, and she has graciously agreed to share an excerpt with us here. Read on . . .


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