Welcome to the Children's Literature Homepage

Click here to access the Google Site created by the Children's Literature Committee.

We make finding excellent books easy!

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. 

Guiding Expectations of the Committee:

  • Read widely and extensively throughout the year.
  • Engage in continuous growth and learning to develop a critical lens and participate in conversations in evaluating books from an anti-bias, anti-racist stance.
  • Update shared spreadsheet with opinion of eligible titles at least monthly throughout the year.
  • Attendance at all 4 Leadership meetings to discuss books and complete other committee work.
  • Contribute to committee conference session through prep work and presenting.

Children's Literature Committee Recommends

Just One More Page Picture This!
Just One More Page 2017 Picture This 2017
Just One More Page 2018 Picture This 2018
Just One More Page 2019 Picture This 2019
Just One More Page 2020 Picture This 2020
Just One More Page 2021 Picture This 2021

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