Book Hunters in Brief #60: 2015 Newbery and Caldecott Award Readalikes

It has happened to all book lovers at one time or another: you finish a really good book and find that all you want to do is read another one just like it...only different. Sometimes you can just pick up another by the same author and plop down wherever you are to start reading. But what if there aren't any of books by the author? I know what I do.

I visit HCPL's award-winning Book Hunters. It's fast, easy and free. I answer a few questions about what I'm looking for, and in no time, I get a custom reading list in my email inbox. Give us it a try.

This week, the Newbery and Caldecott Medal winners were announced and the Book Hunters offer a few readalikes to keep on deck for when your kid asks, "What do I read now?"

If your kid loved Newbery Medal winner, The Crossover by Kwame Alexander, try these:

Sasquatch in the Paint by Kareem Abdul Jabbar

Planet Middle School by Nikki Grimes

If your kids loved Caldecott Medal winner, The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat, offer them one of these:

Oliver and his Egg by Paul Schmid

Sebastian and the Balloon by Philip Christian Stead

While your children are devouring these, Book Hunters suggest you sneak off to your computer and pay us a visit for your own personalized reading list.