State Reading Awards

Welcome back to school and another year of Shelf Help. As you get your kids back in to the school routine, don’t forget to find the time to read for fun as well! Did you know students who read for fun for just 20 minutes a day can enhance creative and critical thinking skills? There are no downsides to reading, so what are you waiting for, let’s find some good books to read!
Having worked for many years as a librarian in Texas, I am very familiar with the Texas Library Association and their commitment to honoring children’s literature through state awards and curated reading lists. A sampling of their annual lists of best books includes:
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