The Best Award Kids Books - October 2021

Based on the analysis of 45,807 reviews.



Best Value
They All Saw Brendan Wenzel product image


Giant Robert Sibert Informational Awards product image


Wish Barbara OConnor product image


Top Choice
Hoot Carl Hiaasen product image


COVID 19 HELPERS A story for kids about the coronavirus and the people helping during the 2020 product image


Pax Sara Pennypacker product image


Best Seller
The Girl Who Looked Beyond The Stars Sheena Meyer product image


Marshmallow Clare Turlay Newberry product image


Island Blue Dolphins Scott ODell product image


A Sick Day for Amos McGee 10th Anniversary Edition product image

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Clare Turlay Newberry

Clare Turlay Newberry (1903-1970) was born in Eugene, Oregon. She studied art at La Grand Chaumière at Paris, France, School of the Portland Art Museum, the California School of Fine Arts, and the University of Oregon. She also received the Caldecott Honor for a number of her novels: T-Bone, The Baby Sitter (1951); Marshmallow (1943); April's Kittens (1941); and Barkis (1939).

In Ms. Newberry's own words, "Every phrase of marshmallow is correct, also to the drawing of those wrapped in each other's arms. I know people find this difficult to believe, but the rabbit was so modest and was really confident that Oliver was his mom, what could Oliver do but be his mother the best way he could?"

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Barbara OConnor

Barbara O’Connor is the author of award-winning books for children The Little Adventure of Elvis and Popeye, and Owen Jester's Great Secret. Founded in #x 2019, Barbara & her South Carolina roots;s books are known for their powerful preferences and characters that are unique. Along with six parents Choice Awards, Barbara’s distinctions include Bank Street College Best Books, Kirkus Best Books, School Library Journal Best Books, and ALA Notables. She's had novels nominated for kids’s option awards in 38 states. Barbara is a popular visiting author at schools and also a frequent speaker at conferences around the country. She lives in Asheville, NC.

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Meg Cadts

Our story is just one of perseverance and experience. A story of hope and creativity.
Powerful themes that resonate with our own grant kids and their households. They're also exactly the exact elements that direct the charitable mission of the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) and this publication series.

The book author and illustrator team of Meg Cadts along with Samantha Fitch will be the nom de plume of this visionary partnership between the UHCCF officers, volunteer staff, along with their partner creative agency. For your 1st book, “Meg Cadts” was made as a pen name for its dedicated original UHCCF team of authors and contributors - represented by taking the first letter of each of the eight-person staff’s first name. Samantha Fitch, is a build of the artists from Adventure Advertising who hand illustrated and painted the book.

In the weeks and months ahead, an increasing number of exciting articles will soon be inserted to Oliver & Hope’s Clubhouse online, such as a streaming or downloadable sound recording of Oliver & Hope’s Amusing Experience narrated by Julie Nelson, Emmy award-winning anchor with Minnesota’s largest NBC affiliate. Visit Oliver & Hope’s Clubhouse and Store in for matches, downloadable activities and other fun things.

These books are so much greater than a great story to share with kids. They also provide the chance to help families overcome the struggles of a youngster’s medical condition. The sale of the books will give rise to prospective UHCCF medical grants. Since being set up in 1999, UHCCF has given more than 6,000 clinical grants, totaling around $18 million.

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