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The 2015 Newbery Medal winner is The Crossover : A Basketball Novel by Kwame Alexander. The 2015 Caldecott Medal winner is The Adventures of Beekle : The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat.

The crossoverSee more Newbery Medal winners and Caldecott Medal winners in the library catalog.
Awards are given by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association. View the complete list for 2015.
View this year's list of Berkeley Public Library staff favorites from the past year.
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Discover & Go
Spend the day gliding through an art museum, learning more about science, observing animals or playing pinball on a vintage pinball machine! Discover & Go provides Berkeley Public Library card holders (adult and senior cards only) access to free passes to amazing venues throughout the Bay Area.

Research & Learning for Kids

Online information, library-approved!

Find newspaper and magazine articles, online encyclopedias and more for your research. Access information anytime!



Downloads & Streaming

Access ebooks, audiobooks, stream music and read magazines. Download (or stream), listen or read on your computer, ereader, smart phone or tablet.



Read or listen to children's books. Check out up to 7 at a time from our expanded collection.


National Geographi Virtual Library

Read National Geographic magazines online from 1888 to today.

Reading Recommendations for Kids


Find your next favorite book! Search by reading level, genre, topic, read-alikes and more.


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