Parent’s Choice has selected gold and silver medal winners for different categories of children’s books.  Additionally, if you visit their site, they have recommended and approved books.  The lists below contain only the gold and silver medal recipients:



After Eli by Rebecca Rupp

Alek by Bodil Bredsdorff

Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinketrousers by Dav Pilkey


Geeks, Girls and Secret Identities by Mike Jung, illustrated by Mike Maihack

Iron Hearted Violet by Kelly Barnhill, illustrated by Iacopo Bruno

The Last Dogs by Christopher Holt


On the Road to Mr. Mineo’s by Barbara O’Connor

Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz

Star Wars: A Galactic Pop-Up Adventure by Matthew Reinhart

The Universe of Fair by Leslie Bulion




The Impossible Rescue by Martin W. Sandler

Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95 by Phillip M. Hoose




Bailey at the Museum by Harry Bliss

Bear in Love by Daniel Pinkwater, illustrated by Will Hillenbrand


Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by E. B. Lewis

Fifty Cents and a Dream by Jabari Asim, illustrated by Bryan Collier

The Frank Show by David Mackintosh


Jangles: A Big Fish Story by David Shannon

Life-Size Farm by Teruyuki Komiya

Squeak, Rumble, Whomp! Whomp! Whomp! by Wynton Marsalis, illustrated by Paul Rogers


Sky Color by Peter Reynolds

Unspoken: A Story from the Underground Railroad by Henry Cole