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School Library Journal. The Horn Book. Book Review Site for Librarians in Public Libraries and School Libraries. Book Reviews, Bestselling Books & Publishing Business News. Parts of this site are only available to paying PW subscribers.

Book Reviews, Bestselling Books & Publishing Business News

Subscribers: to set up your digital access click here. To subscribe, click here. Children's Book Reviews. Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books. The ALAN Review. The ALAN Review (TAR) is a peer-reviewed (refereed) journal published by the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the National Council of Teachers of English (ALAN).

The ALAN Review

It is devoted solely to the field of literature for young adults. It is published three times per academic year (fall, winter, and summer) and is sent to all ALAN members, individual and institutional. Members of ALAN need not be members of NCTE. TAR publishes high quality articles and professional materials that support the learning and development of readers committed to (or wanting to learn more about) young adult literature—its authors, its readers, and its advocates. TAR publishes scholarship and resource materials that build, expand, and challenge readers’ understandings, as well as support them in the daily work they do with the students in their care. Book Reviews. Book Reviews - Kids Books. Children’s Books. School Library Connection. Reviews as a Selection Tool - Marketing to Libraries - LibGuides at American Library Association. Booklist/Booklist Online reviews adult books (fiction and nonfiction), books for youth (children and young adults), and reference books and also newly released videos, DVDs, audiobooks, spoken word audios, and children's music CDs.

Reviews as a Selection Tool - Marketing to Libraries - LibGuides at American Library Association

Booklist is a book-review magazine that has been published by the American Library Association since 1905, and is widely viewed as offering the most reliable reviews to help libraries decide what to buy and to help library patrons and students decide what to read, view, or listen to. It comprises two print magazines, an extensive website and database, e-newsletters, webinars, and other resources that support librarians in collection development and readers' advisory.

Booklist Online is the web version of the Booklist print magazine. Book Recommendations from the Readers' Advisory Experts. One Source, One Search For The Best in Children's Literature & Young Adult Literature. Author & Book Resources to Support Reading Education. CCBC Links. Here you will find direct links to lists of annual awards and distinctions.

CCBC Links

Whenever possible, we have tried to link directly to the official page created by the sponsoring organization. To search by subject, author, title or grade level try the Database of Award-Winning Children's Literature Some of the websites linked to below are best viewed in Explorer. If you are using another browser and having difficulties with a link, please try using Explorer if that is an option. 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.

Award-Winning and Notable Kids' Books

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. One or more Honor books are recognized each year as well. Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) The list of awards below was originally published in Children and Libraries (Vol. 13, no. 3/Fall 2015).

Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)

The issue's theme was diversity. The list contains a sampling of book awards and recommended reading lists that highlight high-quality literature for young people about diverse peoples and triumphs of the human spirit. American Library Association (ALA) Alex Award ALA, YALSA Focus: ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults (ages 12 through 18).

Amelia Bloomer Book List ALA, Feminist Task Force of the Social Responsibilities Round Table Focus: books with significant feminist content. Reviews as a Selection Tool - Marketing to Libraries - LibGuides at American Library Association. Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12. Notable Books For a Global Society (NBGS) - CL/R SIG. The Children's Literature and Reading Special Interest Group of the International Literacy Association formed the Notable Books for a Global Society Committee in 1995.

Notable Books For a Global Society (NBGS) - CL/R SIG

Under the guidance of Yvonne Siu-Runyan, who originated and spearheaded the project, the committee undertook to identify outstanding trade books that it felt would help promote understanding across lines of culture, race, sexual orientation, values, and ethnicity.The Notable Books for a Global Society (NBGS) list was developed to help students, teachers, and families identify books that promote understanding of and appreciation for the world's full range of diverse cultures and ethnic and racial groups. Although advances in technology allow us to communicate quickly with people around the world and the growth of world trade brings us increasingly into contact with far-flung members of the "global village," today's society is rife with tension, conflict and ignorance of others different from us.

Outstanding International Books List - USBBY. 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. For the purposes of this honor list, the term "international book" is used to describe a book published or distributed in the United States that originated or was first published in a country other than the U.S. Children's and Young Adult Bloggers' Literary Awards. A Fuse #8 Production — @fuseeight A School Library Journal Blog. The Nonfiction Detectives. Africa Access – Expanding Perspectives on Africa Book by Book.

American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL) A community of readers. Planet Esme. Reading Rants. Blog - Pat Mora. Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz was a 17th century nun who devoted her life to writing and learning and words.

Blog - Pat Mora

Though she died in 1695, Sor Juana Inés is still considered one of the most brilliant writers in Mexico’s history: her poetry is recited by schoolchildren throughout Mexico and is studied at schools and universities around the world. Original cover Pat’s story about the life of Sor Juana, A Library for Juana: The World of Sor Juana Inés, was first published in 2002, with illustrations by Beatriz Vidal, and won the Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award from Southwest Texas State University. Here’s what the review journals had to say about the book: “Mora’s beautifully crafted text does credit to its subject, following her from birth to death…an exceptional introduction to an exceptional woman, and would enhance any collection.” 2019 cover. Reviewing a children's book from 2019 every day. Blogs About Reading. All about multicultural children's books.

About the Brown Bookshelf - The Brown Bookshelf. Latest Blog Posts: Children's. Photo courtesy of ekMEDIA It’s time to celebrate that most secular of holidays, Banned Books Week.

Latest Blog Posts: Children's

Observed annually in the final week of September by a coalition that includes the American Library Association, the American Booksellers Association, and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, among other organizations, Banned Books Week celebrates every reader’s freedom to read whatever they want, without barrier or censure. When I was a children’s librarian, I took great delight in assembling my annual display, festooning it with yellow police-line tape ... Dick and Jane may be rolling over in their literary graves at the notion of a beginning reader about a (mostly) dim-witted, boxers-wearin’ dude named Brain, who is eager for others to smell his foot.

But hey, it’s the 21st century. It’s the start of a new school year for many schools across the country. Latest Blog Posts: Young-Adult. Photo courtesy of Faith Erin Hicks, First Second Books A 2018 upper-middle-grade title I recently read contained a throwaway comment by a character who commented that his family seemed “almost normal” in comparison to someone else’s.

Latest Blog Posts: Young-Adult

This was a 12-year-old boy from a family of white, cisgender, straight, middle-class people. Kids Indie Next List. Capitol Choices. Nonfiction Monday – Rounding up the best nonfiction for children and teens. Lynn: You’d have to live in a cave in the wilderness not to know that far too many Americans have a very sketchy concept of what a fact actually is or how to verify it. The need to understand this important issue is one of national importance these days as it is clear that millions of adults don’t grasp the difference and the impact on our culture is stark.

Here, with a great way to start addressing the issue, is Michael Rex with a fabulous picture book, Facts vs. Opinions vs. Robots (Penguin/Nancy Paulsen, 2020). With brightly colored cartoon-style robots, Rex’s appealing book takes on this topic with our youngest readers. “Do you know the difference between a fact and an opinion? Taking it step by step, the robots define the two concepts and then provide simple examples to practice. Helping Parents Grow Lifelong Readers. Book-A-Day Almanac. University of Minnesota Libraries. Home. Celebrate Science. Curious City DPW. Readers – Children's Book Council. Whitney Conard (@theunreadshelf) Instagram photos and videos. Instagram photos and videos. Sara Hildreth (@fictionmatters)