Today, we are going to see some Award Winning Children’s Books in 2017. We just hit this year but we have already the winner of children’s books genre already. It is such a fast pace by the way. Those books are based on the biggest online electronic commerce in America, Amazon. Of course, I also put the achievement of the books so that you might see its review briefly. Without further ado, let’s take a look to the first category below.
Award Winning Children’s Books
Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat
First off, the book by Javaka Steptoe is a non-fiction biography of Jean-Michel Basquiat. As you can read on the title, he is a young artist but there is a radiant within him that makes he is able to get this biography book. This book has gotten two awards so far since its release in the last quarter of 2016. They are 2017 Randolph Caldecott Medal and the 2017 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award. Javaka Steptoe has been able to create vivid literature within beautiful and magnificent illustration in this book. He clearly shows his message through the Jean-Michel Basquat’s biography to young readers in this case children that art can come anywhere and anytime they want.
The Girl Who Drank the Moon
This is an epic masterpiece of award winning children’s books by Kelly Barnhill. Deriving a fiction and fantasy genre does not take this book away from the 2017 award. It is the Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal and many more awards in 2016 that I couldn’t list in this paragraph. This book talks about an epic tale of the Protectorate. People in this world have to sacrifice a baby as an offering to a forest witch. This is an effort to avoid the terror that may come from the witch anytime and anywhere. The conflict begins when a baby called Luna is going to grow under moonlight instead of starlight. Then, a young man from the Protectorate starts freeing his people from the witch. This could be a dilemmatic decision for Luna whether saving her protector or the Protectorate.
Leave Me Alone
This is the next one of award winning children’s books by age is the winner of 2017 Caldecott Honor Book. Leave Me Alone was written by Vera Brosgol. This is a fantasy book that tells us about an effort of a grandmother knitting sweaters for her many grandchildren before winter is coming. To achieve this goal, she has to leave her big family and, of course, her home and takes a journey to the moon, which is the quietest place so far. In her journey, she finds many encounters like a bear that is very hungry, a goat with his obnoxious mouth and even aliens. This book is a modern folktale that is warming even coldest heart of our kids.
Those three award winning children’s books in 2017 are worth it to be purchased especially for your special ones. They need a good reading at their age in order to enhance their language skills and, of course, creativity. Moreover, those books have beautiful illustrations as well.
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