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Port Arthur Public Library
4615 9th Avenue
Port Arthur, Texas
77642
Corner of 9th Ave & Hwy 73
Phone: (409) 985-8838
Fax: (409) 985-5969

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Resources for Children

Bluebonnet Lists: "The Texas Bluebonnet Award (TBA) reading program was established in 1979 [by the Texas Library Association] to encourage Texas children to read more books, explore a variety of current books, develop powers of discrimination, and identify their favorite books. The award process provides librarians, teachers, parents, and writers with insight into young students' reading preferences. It further affords an opportunity to honor and encourage imaginative authors who create books with high appeal to children."  from the TLA Web.      

Newbery Medal Books: "The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children." from the ALA web page.   

Caldecott Medal Books: "The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children." from the ALA web page.