What are the best award-winning children’s books? In this recommended list you will find our most fun picks in terms of award-winning, funny children’s books. Read on for our recommendations…

An overview of the best award-winning children’s books ever

Here you will find a list of the best award-winning children’s books ever – for toddlers and certainly also for older children – with perhaps well-known children’s books from the past. You will find both famous classics and current books in this list.

We start our recommendations with the top 10 best Award-Winning Children’s books of all time. This list has been updated this year, including all the recent titles.

Best Award-Winning Children’s BooksAuthor
Un Día De NieveEzra Jack Keats
The Dark-ThirtyPatricia McKissack
Joseph Had a Little OvercoatSimms Taback
Fighting WordsKimberly Brubaker Bradley
Turtle in ParadiseJennifer L. Holm and Savanna Ganucheau
The Westing GameEllen Raskin
Before the Ever AfterJacqueline Woodson
Harbor MeJacqueline Woodson
The Cat Man of AleppoKarim Shamsi-Basha and Irene Latham
The Watsons Go to Birmingham–1963: 25th Anniversary EditionChristopher Paul Curtis

The updated top 10 list: the best award-winning children’s books

A Butterfly Is Patient: (Nature Books for Kids, Children’s Books Ages 3-5, Award Winning Children’s Books)

Your child will be delighted to see all the beautiful illustrations of different butterflies, from the very smallest one that exist up to the largest that lives on this earth.

A Nest Is Noisy

This is a book in the same series as the number one on our list, and it tells your little one all about animals that live in nests. It’s not just about birds, but also, for example, about orangutans that live in the top of the rainforest and who build their nest there.

One Shoe Two Shoes 

Let your child learn some number and colors playfully with this book on shoes. There are shoes that fit everyone, even for the smallest creatures on earth.

The Big Snow and Other Stories: A Treasury of Caldecott Award-Winning Tales (Dover Children’s Classics)

Whether you have kids or grandkids, this book must be on your bookshelf. The illustrations that go with the three stories are absolutely amazing and give a good impression of earth’s wildlife.

Seeds and Trees: A children’s book about the power of words

If your child, or another child you know, is being bullied, then we recommend this book. It can even help parents or others that work with children. The main story is about two different seeds, and one does not give the other enough space.

All the World (Classic Board Books)

We like this book, because it tells you and your child all about a day in a normal life of a family. Is it really normal? Or is everything you read and see special, and is that one of life’s lessons to learn to appreciate every little thing as well?

Watch Ya’ Mouth Ultimate Edition

This game will bring hilarious laughter to game night. You will be wearing a mouthpiece and then do assignments. When reading your text out loud, the others must try to understand what you are saying. This game is funny at any age.

Grumpy Monkey 

It is really ok to not be happy every day of your life. ‘Grumpy Monkey’ will show you what it’s like to not be in a good mood, and there doesn’t even have to be a clear reason. Sometimes we need to give ourselves some space to just let it pass and not make a big deal of it.

Ricky, the Rock That Couldn’t Roll (You Rock Group)

A group or rock friends, from the largest boulders to the smallest stones, play together on a hill, until they find out that one of them can’t roll down the hill. Ricky is flat on one side and can’t play.

They All Saw A Cat (Cat Books for Kids, Beginning Reading Books, Preschool Prep Books)

A cat has many lives and this book will show you a few of them. Do you see what everyone else sees? Or are there even more options than you could imagine right now?

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