The 2021 Anna Dewdney Read Together Award Winner

The Anna Dewdney Read Together Award is given annually to a picture book “that is both a superb read aloud and also sparks compassion, empathy, and connection.” The award includes a list of honor books that are listed below the winning title:


Brown Baby Lullaby by Tameka Fryer Brown, illustrated by AG Ford


I Am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes, illustrated by Gordon C. James

If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don’t! by Elise Parsley

Nana Akua Goes to School by Tricia Elam Walker, illustrated by April Harrison

Swashby and the Sea by Beth Ferry, illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal

You Matter by Christian Robinson

News to Wake Your Brain Cells – April 30


12 children’s books to celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage – PBS SoCal

13 of the best middle grade science fiction books – Book Riot

80 middle grade books in verse in celebration of National Poetry Month – Pop Goes the Reader

Ava DuVernay’s Wings of Fire animated series lands at Netflix –

Books to educate children about racism – Deccan Herald

Children read more challenging books in lockdowns, data reveals – The Guardian

Children’s books roundup – the best new picture books and novels – The Guardian

Curly Hair? This author very much cares (and wants everyone else to as well) – CafeMom

Lena Headey to adapt and star in ‘Scary Stories for Young Foxes’ animated miniseries – Collider

Science books boost beginning readers’ skills – NC State

Winners of the 2021 ABIA Awards Announced – The AU Review


Aaron Yang: voracious reader or giant pain to librarians? – NPR

Astonishing street art in Utrecht – I Am Expat


The 20 most anticipated YA books to read in May – Epic Reads