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Award Winning Children's Books

Welcome to ELAC's Children's Collection

The Children's Collection contains books for Child Development students as well as anyone else who is interested in children's materials.  

This collection also contains books that have been awarded for their distinguished contribution to American literature, Latino and African American culture, illustrations for American picture books, and distinguished written and illustrated works for beginning reader's books published in the United States.

Circle of colorful hands with name of notable book awards printed across the palms.


This guide was created to help ELAC's students explore these honored children's books. Use the tabs to the left to navigate the guide. 

Guide Creator Profile

ELAC 2016 Intern: Jessi Gutierrez

Jessi received her Masters in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University in December 2016 and is now working as librarian with the Orange County Public Library. When not busy with work, you can find Jessi hiking popular trails in California, reading science fiction books, editing video footage, or creating art for sale.