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Recommended Summer Reading Lists 2016

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Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) The ALA-Children’s Book Council (CBC) Joint Committee, with cooperation from ALSC’s Quicklists Consulting Committee, have updated the four Building a Home Library bibliographies below to provide guidance to parents, grandparents, and others interested in assembling a high-quality library for their children at home.

Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)

When creating these lists the committee looked to include tried and true classics; under the radar gems; multicultural books; and new, yet notable, reads for all ages. Librarians, educators, and others who work with families are encouraged to download and print these brochures and share them with parents, grandparents, and caregivers in their community. 100 Great Children’s Books. Great stories never grow old!

100 Great Children’s Books

Chosen by children’s librarians at The New York Public Library, these 100 inspiring tales have thrilled generations of children and their parents — and are still flying off our shelves. Use this list and your library card to discover new worlds of wonder and adventure! 100 Great Children’s Books has been published on the occasion of The New York Public Library’s acclaimed exhibition The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter, on view at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. ALSC announces new Graphic Novels Reading Lists. CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has released three new Graphic Novel Reading Lists intended for children from kindergarten through 8th grade.

ALSC announces new Graphic Novels Reading Lists

Three Graphic Novel Reading Lists are available for children in kindergarten to 2nd grade, 3rd to 5th grade and 6th to 8th grade. PDFs of the book lists are available online in full color and black and white and are free to download, copy and distribute. Reading lists are available online at: “ALSC’s three Graphic Novels Reading Lists are full of engaging titles that are sure to excite children,” said Ellen Riordan, ALSC president. “Librarians are encouraged to download copies of these lists and distribute them to families throughout their community.” Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) Each year a committee of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) identifies the best of the best in children's books.

Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)

According to the Notables Criteria, "notable" is defined as: Worthy of note or notice, important, distinguished, outstanding. As applied to children's books, notable should be thought to include books of especially commendable quality, books that exhibit venturesome creativity, and books of fiction, information, poetry and pictures for all age levels (birth through age 14) that reflect and encourage children's interests in exemplary ways. According to ALSC policy, the current year's Newbery, Caldecott, Belpré, Sibert, Geisel, and Batchelder Award and Honor books automatically are added to the Notable Children's Books list. Younger Readers An Ambush of Tigers: A Wild Gathering of Collective Nouns. Jane Addams Peace Association Children's Book Awards. Congratulations to the 64th Jane Addams Children's Book Awardees Susan Lynn Meyer, Eric Velasquez, Lynda Blackmon Lowery, Elspeth Leacock, Susan Buckley, PJ Loughran, Edwidge Danticat, Leslie Staub, Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, R.

Jane Addams Peace Association Children's Book Awards

Gregory Christie, Jonah Winter, Shane W. Evans, Marilyn Hilton. 2016 Summer Reading List. Summer Reading 2016 PDF Picture Books Cumpiano, Ina; illustrated by José Ramírez.

2016 Summer Reading List

Quinito’s Neighborhood/El Vecindario de Quinito. 50 Sensational Books of Summer. Our best storytellers are spinners of dreams, masters of satire, bearers of hard truths, recounters of history.

50 Sensational Books of Summer

A story can be told in many ways—through cartoon panels, through verse, through pictures coupled with text. And through words like these, from Kate DiCamillo’s newest, Raymie Nightingale: “She made her soul smaller and smaller. Great Reads Booklist - The National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance. 12 Tween Titles to Add to Your Summer Reading Lists. Whether you are in the mood for lighthearted fiction about the struggles of middle school or a fantastical and fast-paced adventure, here are a dozen recommendations to bulk up your summer to-be-read pile.

12 Tween Titles to Add to Your Summer Reading Lists

The Girl in the Well Is Me by Karen Rivers “The thing is, if God is dead, who is looking after us?” 2016 Summer Reading Recommendations — The Horn Book. Many years ago I worked at a summer reading club with particularly odorous prizes.

2016 Summer Reading Recommendations — The Horn Book

I use the adjective advisedly. The club was sponsored by McDonald’s, and the rules were simple: read seven books, give a brief oral report on each, and get a hamburger. Kids worked out pretty soon that thirty-five books meant five hamburgers, and the picture book shelves quickly looked like the sack of Rome. The moral of the story is to never put books between children and food. Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) ALSC's Quicklists Consulting Committee has updated our Summer Reading Lists with new and exciting titles!

Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)

The lists are full of book titles to keep children engaged in reading throughout the summer. Four Summer Reading book lists are available for Birth-Preschool, K-2nd, 3rd- 5th and 6th-8th grade students. Each list is available here to download for free. Lists can be customized to include library information, summer hours and summer reading programs for children before making copies available to schools and patrons. Titles on the 2016 Summer Reading List was compiled and annotated by members of ALSC’s Quicklists Consulting Committee. USBBY - USBBY Outstanding International Books List. [Site Map] Home - Awards and Lists - Outstanding International Books List USBBY Outstanding International Books (OIB) List Beginning in 2006 USBBY has selected an honor list of international books for young people. The USBBY Outstanding International Books List is published each year in the February issue of School Library Journal and as a bookmark.

The Outstanding International Books (OIB) committee is charged with selecting international books that are deemed most outstanding of those published during the calendar year.