Book lists on selected topics at the UNC SILS Library:
Caldecott Medal Books
The Caldecott Medal annually goes to the best illustrated American picture book. This illustrated and annotated guide lists each year’s Caldecott Medal winner, the illustrator of the book and the call number.
Carnegie Medal Books
Established in 1936 in memory of Andrew Carnegie, this medal is awarded each year to an outstanding children’s book author. SILS owns most titles and the call numbers of those books are listed.
Coretta Scott King Book Award: Author
This award is given annually to an African American author for outstanding inspirational and educational contributions. This illustrated and annotated guide lists each year’s Coretta Scott King author award and the call number.
Coretta Scott King Book Award: Illustrator
This award is given annually to an African American illustrator for outstanding inspirational and educational contributions that promote understanding and appreciation of the culture of all peoples. This illustrated and annotated guide lists each year’s Coretta Scott King illustrator award and the call number.
Kate Greenaway Medal Winners
Named after a 19th-century artist known for her children’s illustrations and designs, this medal was established in 1955 for distinguished illustration in a children’s book. This brochure lists the year, author, title, publisher and SILS call number. SILS has most titles.
Newbery Award Winners
This brochure lists all the books that have won the prestigious Newbery Award since 1922. The SILS Library call number is listed next to each title.
Publisher’s Weekly All-Time Children’s Bestsellers
This brochure lists all the books that have been named all-time bestselling children’s books by Publisher’s Weekly. The SILS Library call number is listed next to each title.
This brochure lists all the books that have been awarded the Sibert Information Book Award. It is awarded to the author and illustrator of the most distinguished informational book published in English during the year. The SILS Library call number is listed next to each title.
Children’s Series Books
This guide tells about children’s series books, organized by author. Included are basic descriptions and age recommendations.
Young Adult Series Books
This guide tells about the young adult series you can find in the SILS Library. Included are brief plot descriptions and age recommendations.
Illustration in Children’s Books by Art Style
This brochure shows 16 different art movements displayed in children’s books, such as expressionism and surrealism. Included are several books that display each art style.
Children’s Books about Loss
This brochure shows children’s books that deal with death and dying. The SILS Library has made an effort to collect these books for every age.
The Civil Rights Movement
This illustrated brochure shows children’s books that deal with the civil rights movement.
Graphic Novel Authors
Graphic novels have quickly become the highest circulating part of the SILS Library. This illustrated guide tells about 19 notable authors within the genre.
This brochure helps you find books on jazz musicians, jazz history and jazzy stories. It includes portraits of jazz artists and a brief synopsis of each title.
Children’s Books about North Carolina
These are the best children’s books that take place in the state of North Carolina. There are brief descriptions and the guide’s layout is by age range.
Libros Bilingües Para Niños / Bilingual Children’s Books
SILS has a growing collection of Spanish and bilingual children’s books. This brochure lists some of the picture books and a number of the bilingual folktales.
Spanish Language Books
These are a selection of the Spanish language books available at SILS. The books are divided by picture books and by non-fiction.
Women’s History Books
March is Women’s History Month. This illustrated and annotated guide breaks down children’s books that deal with women’s rights and women through history.
Pop-Up books are a fun, yet little know part of our collection. They are not available for checkout, but patrons are encouraged to browse them while in the library!
Some of our Winter Warmers
The books highlighted in this annotated and illustrated brochure focus on different aspects of snow and winter. Each would be a great book to read while snuggled in front of a crackling fire.
Spring into a Good Book
This illustrated and annotated brochure highlights some of the best juvenile fiction and non-fiction books about the spring.
Fun Summer Reads
This brochure features several picture books, juvenile fiction and nonfiction books that take place during the summer or tell about summer.
Fall into Books: Exciting Reads for this season
This illustrated and annotated brochure features some of the best books at SILS related to autumn.