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Best Read Aloud Books and the Kid Lit Blog Hop

The E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards recognize books that reflect the playful, well-paced language, the engaging themes, and the universal appeal to a wide range of ages embodied by E.B. White’s collection of beloved books.

E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards Middle Reader

2014: Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by K.G. Campbell

2013: Wonder by R. J. Palacio

2012: The Apothecary by Maile Meloy, illustrated by Ian Schoenherr  and Wildwood by Colin Meloy, illustrated by Carson Ellis

2011: The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger

2010: Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea and The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z. by Kate Messner

2009: Masterpiece by Elise Broach, illustrated by Kelly Murphy

2008: The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

2007: Alabama Moon by Watt Key

2006: Each Little Bird That Sings by Debra Wiles


E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards PICTURE BOOK

2014: The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt, illustrated  Oliver Jeffers

2013: Extra Yarn  by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen

2012: I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen

2011:  Children Make Terrible Pets by Peter Brown

2010: The Curious Garden by Peter Brown

2009: A Visitor for Bear by Bonnie Becker, illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton

2008: When Dinosaurs Came With Everything by Elise Broach

2007: Houndsley and Catina by James Howe, illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay

2006: If I Built a Car by Chris Van Dusen

2005: Wild About Books by Judy Sierra, illustrated by Marc Brown

2004: SkippyJon Jones by Judy Schachner

Welcome to the 39th Kid Lit Blog Hop where twice per month (the 1st and 3rd Wednesday) we continue to develop a dynamic and engaged community of children’s books bloggers, authors, publishers, and publicists. So, you are always more than welcome to join us by popping in a post and hopping around to meet some of your fellow Kid Lit bloggers and authors!

Happy Hopping everyone and enjoy the Hop!


Kid Lit Blog Hop Rules *Please Read*

1. We ask that you kindly follow your hosts. You can follow us any way you choose (Email, GFC, Twitter, Facebook, G+, Pinterest, etc.), but we’ve added our preferences below. If you could just give us a quick “follow” or “like” that would be much appreciated! Make sure to leave us a message if you are following us (i.e., on Twitter or Facebook or on our websites) and we will be sure to follow you back. Thanks! 🙂


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Julie Grasso, Author/ Blogger Twitter * Facebook

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Stacie @ BeachBoundBooks Twitter * Facebook

Destiny @ Reading and Sharing Twitter * Facebook

Mia @ Pragmatic Mom Twitter * Facebook

Lina @ Best 4 Future: Bringing Up Baby Bilingual Twitter * Facebook


2. Link up any Kid Lit related post. This can be a link to a children’s book review, a discussion about children’s literature/literacy, or a post on a recently-read children’s book or one that you love from your childhood.

* Don’t link directly to your blog, it must be a specific post.*

* For Authors, we prefer you to link to your blog if you have one. Please link unique posts each time ~ no repeats please. *

* Make sure you include an image relevant to the POST (e.g., book cover), not your blog button or photo of yourself.*

* Feel free to link more than one post.*

3. Please visit AT LEAST the TWO LINKS directly ahead of your own and leave them some love in the form of a comment. We are trying to build a community of bloggers, readers, parents, authors, and others who are as passionate about children’s literature as we are so please CONNECT and follow any or all of the blogs that interest you! 4. If you like, grab the button above and put it somewhere on your blog, preferably the post you’re linking up. If you’d prefer, you can just add a text link back to this Hop so that others can find it and check out all these great book links! 5. It would really help us get the word out about the Kid Lit Blog Hop if you would be so kind as to tweet, share, and spread the word about the Hop!

Interested in co-hosting the Kid Lit Blog Hop? If you’ve joined us before, you are welcome to join us again! Please email renee @ motherdaughterbookreviews (dot) com and put Co-Hosting Blog Hop in the subject line.

Happy Hopping!

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  1. Jim Westcott

    Great stuff! What else can I say:)

  2. Jim Westcott

    Oh, I know what else: Wonder, in my opinion, is one of the best books I’ve read. It’s truly top 10-ever:)

  3. Ooh excellent taste. I love several of these!
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  4. As always, this is a great list. We have read Wonder and loved it. Definitely going to check out some of the others. Thank you!

  5. This a great list. Have read quite a few of the books. Loved Wonder. Thanks for such a great list.
    Patricia Tilton recently posted…Visiting FeelingsMy Profile

  6. Oh another great list, I will have to pin this one for future reference. You know, I have started reading Wonder, but I was sobbing by the first chapter. I think it is because I have worked with children with facial deformities. I have been too close to their struggle to separate fiction, so alas I will have had to put that one down for a spell. Thanks so much for hosting the Kid Lit Blog Hop.
    Julie Grasso recently posted…Kid Lit Blog Hop #39My Profile

  7. Yay! Thank you for collecting these here. We have enjoyed many of these titles, so I’m eager to explore the rest — I’m sure we’ll like them, based on your recommendation!
    Aubrey recently posted…Don’t Pick the Flowers! and Other Yard Manners for KidsMy Profile

  8. These are all new to me! I need to add them to my library reading list. Thank you so much for linking this wonderful post up to The Sunday Showcase.
    JDaniel4’s Mom recently posted…Children’s Books with a LEGO ThemeMy Profile

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