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The WSRA Children's Literature Committee members dedicate themselves to reading widely in order to evaluate the newest books published each year.  This is done to recommend the most interesting and valuable books for educators and children to read.  The committee considers titles published during the 15 months prior to the convention calendar year and evaluates books based on the quality of the literature, the appeal for students, and the value for classroom use.  The committee creates two lists to help educators select titles for use in their specific areas.  The "Just One More Page" list highlights the committee's recommendations for the best of the newest chapter books through eighth grade, while "Picture This" highlights the recommendations for the best of the newest picture books.  The lists are revealed at the annual WSRA convention in February and can be found after the convention on the WSRA website. 

Children's Literature Committee Recommends
Just One More Page Picture This!
Just One More Page 2014  Picture This 2014    
Just One More Page 2015  Picture This 2015 
Just One More Page 2016  Picture This 2016
Just One More Page 2017

Picture This 2017


                    
If you are a publisher interested in submitting books for consideration for the WSRA Just One More Page or Picture This recommendation lists, please contact the current committee chair, Jillian Heise.