A love of reading is one of the greatest gifts you can give a child. Books can be fun and informative, as well as help children understand the world and every day life. Children's literature awards recognize authors, illustrators, and publishers of high quality children, middle grade, and young adult books. Each award has a different focus and judging criteria, but all the winners can be said to be outstanding contributions. This month's display is a sampling of winning titles for various children's literature awards.