Award-Winning Children’s Books That Deserve More Recognition

Kiko Anderson
award winning children's books

When it comes to children’s literature, we all have our favorite authors and books that we love. However, there are some award-winning children’s books out there that are not as popular but deserve more recognition. Let’s take a look at some of these hidden gems that are worth adding to your child’s library.

1. “The One and Only Ivan” by Katherine Applegate 

 This heartwarming story is based on a true story of a silverback gorilla named Ivan who lived in a mall for 27 years. The book won the Newbery Medal in 2013 and is one of the best books to introduce the topic of animal rights and the importance of freedom.

2. “The Girl Who Drank the Moon” by Kelly Barnhill 

 Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal, this book is perfect for kids who love magic and fantasy. The story revolves around a young girl who accidentally drinks moonlight and becomes endowed with magical powers. The book is full of adventure and teaches children the significance of family, friendship, and love.

3. “The Inquisitor’s Tale Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog” by Adam Gidwitz 

 This book is a perfect read for those who love historical fiction. Winner of the Newbery Honor, the book tells the tale of three children who have magical powers and their adventure through medieval France. The story is filled with mystery, suspense, and an exciting plot.

4. “When You Reach Me” by Rebecca Stead 

 Another great option when it comes to award winning children’s books is When You Reach Me! This book is an intriguing mystery for kids to solve. The plot revolves around a sixth-grader named Miranda who receives mysterious notes and must solve the riddle to prevent a tragedy. The book is an excellent choice for children who love to unravel mysteries.

5. “The War that Saved My Life” by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley 

 This book won the Newbery Honor award and tells the heart-wrenching story of a young girl named Ada who is disabled and abused by her mother. The story takes place during World War II, and Ada learns to overcome the challenges of her disability with the help of her foster family. The book teaches the importance of courage, perseverance, and love.


There are so many award-winning children’s books out there that deserve more recognition. These hidden gems are just a handful of examples of books that your child will love. Reading with your child is a bonding experience and also improves their literacy skills. You might just discover a new favorite! And with the help of Troomi Wireless, a safe smartphone for kids that is parent-controlled, children can have access to Troomi’s approved KidSmart® Apps, such as Kindle and Libby. This allows kids to read all these books and more, safely and securely, wherever they are. Troomi Wireless provides a convenient and controlled platform for children to explore the captivating world of literature, expanding their knowledge and imagination. So, let your child embark on a reading adventure with Troomi Wireless and unlock a world of stories and learning!

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