The Day I Met the Nuts by Mary Rand Hess

Cemetery Street


Perfect Game

Who Loves The Little Lamb?

Capital Washington D.C.

Stories of My Life

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

The Map of Me

Zero Tolerance

Funeral in the Bathroom

Beauty and the Serpent

Closed for the Season

Windston was Worried by Pamela Duncan Edwards

Tillmon County Fire

The Eye of the Whale

The Leakeys

Nelson Mandela

Theodore Roosevelt

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



Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns by Hena Kahn

The Ghosts of Laurelford by Margaret Meacham

Magic Bed & Biscuit

Swing Sisters: The Story of the International Sweethearts of Rhythm

Isabell's Boyfriend

Bill Boy Wonder

The Year Wolves Came

Never Say a Mean Word Again

Road to Tater Hill


Pirate Vs. Pirate

Books for Me by Sue Fliess

Ground Hog Day

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

Big Bug by Henry Cole

Lions of Little Rock

Now I'll Tell You Everything

Bugs and Bugsicles

Duck and Cover

We Shall Overcome: The Story of a Song

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

Emily and Carlo

Melonhead and the Vegalicious Disaster

Master Georges People

Back to School, Picky Little Witch

Malala Yousafzai: Warrior With Words


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


Up Close: Theodore Roosevelt

Stripes of All Types by Susan Stockdale

Eat Your Science Homework

John Smith

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

Kangaroo to the Rescue by Moira Rose Donohue

The Gingerbread Man Loose on the Firetruck by Laura Murray

The Silver Kiss

Fortunes Fool

Journey Back

Punkinhead's Veggie Adventure

Boys Camp: Nate's Story by Kitson Jazynka

Aces Wild

Iggy Loomis: A Hagfish Called Shirley by Jennifer Allison

To Fly

Parrots by Susan Roth

A Strong Right Arm

Spoils by Tammar Stein

Three Little Beavers

The Canary in the Coal Mine by Madelyn Rosenberg

Fidel Castro

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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