January Reading Challenge: Best of the Best

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Updated February 1, 2017: Thank you for sharing your reading choices with us! We’ve contacted the winners of this drawing. Adults, read along with us this winter and be entered in a drawing for a Chicago Public Library T-shirt or a copy of Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, this year's One Book, One Chicago selection. This month, read […]

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CPL Best of the Best Books 2016

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We recommend the Best of the Best, our selections of the very best books published in 2016. Each year, a team of our librarians evaluates the year’s new books and selects the best books for Chicagoans. Happy reading! Adults Top Ten Best Books Teens Teen Fiction Teen Nonfiction Teen Graphic Novels and Manga Kids Picture Books Fiction […]

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CPL Best of the Best Books 2015

We’re pleased to announce this year’s Best of the Best, our selections of the very best books published in 2015. Each year, a team of our librarians evaluates the year’s new books and selects the best books for Chicagoans. Happy reading! Adults Top Ten More Fiction More Nonfiction Adult Books for Teens Teen Books for Adults Teens Teen Fiction […]

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CPL Librarians Pick Best Books of 2014

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We’re thrilled to announce this year’s Best of the Best, our list of the very best books published in 2014. We're recommending titles for kids, teens and—this year for the first time—adults. Each year, a team of our librarians evaluates the year’s new books and selects the best books for Chicagoans. Happy reading! Kids Picture Books […]

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