Great Books for Children


TumbleBooks is an Interactive Read Aloud Website for children of all ages. Available in English, Spanish, and French.

  1. Go to TumbleBooks website
  2. Enter your Midland County Public Library card number and personal pin number. (If you do not have a pin, call 432-688-4330 to set one up)
  3. Follow the "Tumblebook Library" button and get ready to read!
  1. Awards & Recommended Reading
  2. Texas Reading Lists
Amelia Bloomer Medal
Amelia Bloomer Project - Recommended feminist literature for birth-18

American Indian Youth Literature Award Medal

American Indian Youth Literature Award
Very best writing and illustrations by and about American Indians 

Americas Book Ward Medal
Americas Award -  
Quality children’s & young adult books that portray Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinos in US
Asian-Pacific American Award MedalAsian/Pacific American Literature Award -
Honor and recognize individual work about Asian/Pacific Americans and their heritage 
Batchelder Award
Batchelder Award -
Most outstanding books originating in a country other than the United States and in a language other than English

Caldecott medal books website

Caldecott AwardAwarded to the artist of
the most distinguished American picture book for children

Childrens Notable Medal

ALA Notable 
Children's Books -
Best of the best in children's books 
Coretta Scott King Award Medal
Coretta Scott King Award - Outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values

Geisel Award Medal

Geisel Award -
Most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States
Hans Christian Anderson Award Medal
Hans Christian Andersen Award -
Highest international recognition given to an author and an illustrator of children's books
Kate Greenaway Award - Awarded by children's librarians for an outstanding book in terms of illustration for children and young people
Lammy award
Lambda Literacy Award - Honoring the best lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender books

Newbery Medal books website

Newberry Award -
Most distinguished American children's book published in the previous year
Michael Printz Award Medal - Gold
Printz Award -
Best book written for teens, based entirely on its literary merit, each year 

Pura Belpre Award Medal

Pura Belpre Award -  Presented annually to the Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience

Schneider Family BOok Award Medal

Schnieder Family Book Award -
Honors an author or illustrator that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for children and adolescents

Sibert Award Medal

Sibert Award -
Awarded annually to the most distinguished informational book published in the US in English during the preceding year 

Stonewall Book Award MEdal

Stonewall Book Award -
Honored for exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/
bisexual/transgender experience

Sydney Taylor Award Medal

Sydney Taylor Award -
Outstanding books for children and teens that authentically portray the Jewish experience

Tomas Rivera Mexican American Childrens Book Award Medal

Tomas Rivera Award -
Honors authors and illustrators who create literature that depicts the Mexican American experience