Recommended Book Lists for Early Childhood
Texas 2x2 Reading List is compiled each year by a committee of Texas librarians. The committee's charge is to produce a list of 20 recommended books for children age two to grade two. The purpose of the list is solely to encourage free,
voluntary reading. The Texas 2x2 website provides simple activities and websites to connect to each of the titles and to make reading together even more fun. The first Texas 2x2 Reading List was announced in 2000.
The Caldecott Medal, named for Randolph Caldecott a 19th century English illustrator, is given annually to "the most distinguished picture book for children" published in the United States. The award is presented to the illustrator by the Association of Library Services to Children, a division of the American Library Association. To see this year's recipient and all past winner and honor books, click here.
The Theodore Seuss Geisel Award was established in 2004 and is given annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States during the previous year. The first award was presented in 2006. You can view a list of past and present Giesel Award and Honor books here. The award is named for Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. The award is given by the Association of Library Services to Children, a division of the American Library Association.