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Untitled. Tcrwpclassroomlibrariesoverview. Award-Winning and Notable Kids' Books. Find out about the annual winners of the Newbery Medal, Caldecott Medal, Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award, and Pura Belpré Illustrator Award — as well as other children's book awards from the American Library Association and other literacy organizations. Many organizations end the year with a "best of" list of children's books.

Here are links to the awards and lists that we like, including selections from the Children's Book Council, School Library Journal, Horn Book, Parent's Choice, The New York Times, and many more. 2017 Newbery Medal The Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the American Library Association to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill Purchase book > 2017 Caldecott Medal The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually by the American Library Association to the author of the most distinguished American picture book for children. Purchase book > 2017 Coretta Scott King Awards Purchase book >

Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers. 2017 Georgia Children's Book Award Winners. The School Library Media Specialist: Library Media Program: Introduction. What is collection mapping? Collection mapping is the process of examining the quantity and quality of your collection and identifying its strengths and weaknesses. A number of authors have written about the process. The outcome of the process can serve as a guide during the collection development process. A collection map is a visual representation that graphically displays the breath and depth of the library collection. In other words, a collection map provides a quick picture of the collection. There are three basic assumptions about collections that relate to collection mapping.

The collection should have breadth. Collection maps are used for many collection-related projects. What is a base collection and core collection? Collection mapping involves examining your collection and comparing it with some standard. A base collection is an arbitrary standard denoting the number of works recommended for a minimal level collection. What should be in the collection? How are results analyzed?

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ALA Youth Media Awards. Each year the American Library Association honors books, videos, and other outstanding materials for children and teens. Recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent, the ALA Youth Media Awards, including the prestigious Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and Coretta Scott King Book Awards, guide parents, educators, librarians, and others in selecting the best materials for youth. Selected by committees composed of librarians and other literature and media experts, the awards encourage original and creative work in the field of children’s and young adult literature and media.The 2019 Youth Media Award announcements took place on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, at 8 a.m.

PT from the Washington Convention Center, in Seattle, Washington. Press release: American Library Association announces 2019 youth media award winners Fans can watch an archived version of the live webcast. Thank you to Baker & Taylor, a Follett Company, for sponsoring the 2019 ALA Youth Media Awards webcast. Alex Awards. Children's Notable Lists | Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) Skip to main content Children's Notable Lists Each year the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) identifies the best of the best in children's books, recordings, and videos.

Use the links below or on the menu at the left to access current and past children's notable lists, learn about the submission process, and access the current selection committee rosters. Current Notable Lists 2018 Notable Children's Books -- NEW! 2018 List! 2018 Notable Children's Recordings -- NEW! Discussion List for 2018 Annual Conference 2019 Notable Children's Books Discussion Titles [PDF] 2019 Notable Children's Recordings Discussion Titles [Coming Soon!]

Past Notable Lists Notable Children's BooksNotable Children's RecordingsNotable Children's Videos The final Notable Children's Video list was announced in 2017. Great Interactive Software for Kids (formerly Notable Computer Software for Children) lists were discontinued in 2010. ALSC Awards and Grants main page.

10 Children's Book Awards Parents Need to Know - Parent Cortical Mass. Reading Rockets - Home. 75 Authors/Illustrators Everyone Should Know. Well-known classics – such as Beatrix Potter's The Adventures of Peter Rabbit, Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, A.A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh, Margaret Wise Brown's Goodnight Moon, and E.B. White's Charlotte's Web, for example — have not been included, as they are reasonably well-known, enduring masterpieces that every child should know. If you've not yet introduced your child to them, start today! [Note: The authors and illustrators highlighted below are those who have been interviewed by Reading Rockets.

Click on the link to go to the interview on our website.] Preschool and kindergarten ERIC CARLE – Large creepy crawlers cut from paper of vivid colors always create a happy surprise. DONALD CREWS – Realistic objects familiar to young children appear in bold graphic images artfully designed. LOIS EHLERT – Stunning shapes and strong colors capture exciting views in a child's mind. TANA HOBAN – A photographer captures fresh visions of the world through the lens of her camera. Grades 1-3. 50 Books to Read in High School | Lexington Public Library. Best Books to Teach in high school (296 books)

The Best Books for Middle School According to My Students 2016. Warning; the following post has more than 80 book titles shared in it. It has taken me 3 days to compile. I thought about breaking it down into smaller chunks, I thought about skipping some books, I thought about simply not sharing, but then thought; nah… People can choose to read it or not and every book deserves to be here. For the past few days my students have performed speeches on the very best book they have read this year. They have highlighted, enticed and persuaded others to fall in love with their selected book.

And I have taken note. It turns out my students have very good taste when it comes to books. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. From Amazon: When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. A Night Divided by Jennifer A. With the rise of the Berlin Wall, twelve-year-old Gerta finds her family suddenly divided. Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie From Amazon. Children’s Middle Grade Books - Best Sellers - The New York Times. 10 Books for Middle Schoolers to Read Over the Summer. Top Picks for Middle-Schoolers. Top 100 Middle School Must-Reads (1203 books) 2017 Great Graphic Novels for Teens. The list of 104 titles, drawn from 145 official nominations, is presented annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting.

The books, recommended for those ages 12-18, meet the criteria of both good quality literature and appealing reading for teens. Members of the Great Graphic Novels for Teens Committee are: Traci Glass, chair, Eugene Public Library, Eugene, OR; Molly Collins, Tewksbury Public Library, Tewksbury, MA; Kim Farnsworth, Sacramento Public Library, Sacramento, CA; Jennifer Hartley, Danville Public Library, Danville, VA; Bethni King, Georgetown Public Library, Georgetown, TX; Robin Fogle Kurz, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS; Annette Lesak, Francis W.

Parker School, Chicago, IL; Alea Perez, Westmont Public Library, Westmont, IL; Nikki Santiago, Berkeley Public Library, Berkeley, CA; Nate Wagner, Carol Stream Public Library, Carol Stream, IL; Emily Williams, Metropolitan Library System, Oklahoma City, OK. * denotes the title was selected as a top ten. pdf version here Brown, Box. Teaching With Graphic Novels. Illustration by Gareth Hinds On March 14, 2013, teachers in the Chicago Public Schools were told, without explanation, to remove all copies of Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel Persepolis (Pantheon, 2003) from their classrooms. A day later, facing protests from students and anti-censorship organizations, Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett explained the move. The “powerful images of torture” on a single page of the book made it unsuitable for seventh graders and required the district to give teachers in grades eight through 10 special professional development classes before they could teach it.

The book was pulled from classrooms for those grades, but remained in school libraries. This is the paradox of graphic novels: The visual element that gives them their power can also make them vulnerable to challenges. Researcher Steven Cary calls this the “naked buns” effect. At the same time, graphic novels are increasingly used in the classroom. Graphic novels as teaching tools. Moonbeam Children's Book Awards. Welcome to the Caldecott Medal Home Page! | Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott.

It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. Hello Lighthouse, illustrated and written by Sophie Blackall, published by Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc. Masterful ink and watercolor illustrations illuminate the story of a lighthouse and the family inside. Stunning images of the lighthouse in all kinds of weather alternate with views of intimate interior detail and circular motifs.

Blackall’s skill with composition, line and close attention to detail have created an exquisite book. “Children will delight in immersing themselves in the captivating discoveries each new look at Hello Lighthouse will bring,” said Caldecott Medal Committee Chair Mary Fellows. Thank you, Omu! Carter G. Woodson Book Award and Honor Winners | National Council for the Social Studies. Elementary (Grades 2-4) - Nutmeg Book Award.

Notable Children's Books - 2017 | 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. 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 Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science: The First Computer Programmer. By Diane Stanley. Ada Twist, Scientist. Inquisitive Ada Twist is determined to identify a mysterious smell.

Before Morning. Best Frints in the Whole Universe. Award-Winning Kids' Books. Find out about the annual winners of the Newbery Medal, Caldecott Medal, Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award, and Pura Belpré Illustrator Award — as well as other children's book awards from the American Library Association and other literacy organizations. Many organizations end the year with a "best of" list of children's books. Here are links to the awards and lists that we like, including selections from the Children's Book Council, School Library Journal, Horn Book, Parent's Choice, The New York Times, and many more. 2019 Newbery Medal The Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the American Library Association to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina Purchase book > 2019 Caldecott Medal The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually by the American Library Association to the author of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

Hello Lighthouse Illustrated by Sophie Blackall Purchase book > Newbery Medal Winners for Grades 3-5.