Twenty by Jenny invites you to build your child's library one book at a time.

Jenny recommends 20 classics, in each of four age groups, to get you started. Each month, her complimentary email newsletter recommends a brand new book in each age group so you can continue to expand your selections.

With more than 9,000 children's books published each year, it's hard to judge the best. Twenty by Jenny will recommend the top picks for you.

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Congratulations to Kwame Alexander, winner of the 2015 Newbery Medal for The Crossover.
Kwame Alexander
Photo credit: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Congratulations to Dan Santat, winner of the 2015 Caldecott Medal for The Adventures of Beekle.
Dan Santat

Congratulations to Jandy Nelson, winner of the 2015 Printz Award for I'll Give You the Sun.
Jandy Nelson
Photo credit: Sonya Sones

For a complete list of winners and honors, click here.

Have you seen our author interviews?

New from BEA: Twenty by Jenny in conversation with Newbery Medalists Kate DiCamillo and Cynthia Voigt; and also a panel of middle-grade authors.

1) Stephan Pastis, syndicated cartoonist for Pearls Before Swine, discusses his first children's book, Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made with Jenny Brown in an iTunes podcast.

2) Katherine Paterson and her longtime editor, Virginia Buckley, discuss Bridge to Terabithia.

3) Katherine Paterson and Virginia Buckley discuss The Day of the Pelican.

4) Kate DiCamillo takes us inside her writing process.

5) Kate DiCamillo discusses The Magician's Elephant.

6) Sharon Creech and her editor, Joanna Cotler, discuss her process on Love that Dog.

7) Sharon Creech and Joanna Cotler discuss The Unfinished Angel.


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