StaffRecognitionPicJennifer Jazwinski (Jen J.) is the Early Literacy Librarian in the all ages Popular Materials Department at the Palatine Public Library District in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. She loves children’s and young adult literature and organizing data into spreadsheets. When she’s not playing with data and books, she enjoys bowling, LEGO video games, disc golf, trivia competitions, musicals and singing (both in her church choir and karaoke). She is a member of ALA, ALSC and YALSA. She is not affiliated with Booklist, the Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, the Horn Book, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, or School Library Journal. Any opinions expressed here are her own and do not reflect the opinions of the Palatine Public Library District, ALA, ALSC, YALSA or any of the journals listed above. You can find her on Twitter @bkwrm7 or contact her using this form. For more information on how she got started with her spreadsheets see this post on Heavy Medal.


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    1. Hi Susan! You’re welcome, but you should really thank the journals that starred it! I don’t pick the titles myself, I just record what they pick. Thanks for checking the website out!


  1. I just found your website, and I want to KISS you right now! You have saved me HOURS of work! I wanted a compiled list of all the award winners and I thought ‘someone surely has already done this and is sharing it somewhere.’ Hence, my google search that led me to you and your AMAZING spreadsheet! Thank you for taking the time to do, and for SHARING it! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!!!!

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