How to Assess Books for Relevance to ELLs In this excerpt from English Language Learners: The Essential Guide, ELL researchers David and Yvonne Freeman offer a comprehensive set of tips for choosing culturally relevant books in the ELL classroom. They also offer a number of book recommendations and a rubric that teachers and students can use to determine whether a book is culturally relevant. Question #1: Are the characters in the story like you and your family? I Love Saturdays and domingos Francisco is a third-grade bilingual teacher working with Hispanic children in a small city on the California coast. The characters in this book mirror his own family. Francisco read the story to his class and then explained that his daughter, Maya Esmeralda, has English-speaking and Spanish-speaking grandparents like the characters in the story. Rice All Day Jennifer, a kindergarten teacher in the inner city, has ELLs from all over the world in her classroom. Question #2: Have you ever had an experience like one described in this story?
Picture Books Languish as Parents Push ‘Big-Kid Books’ Drew Angerer/The New York Times Sophia Coudenhove read a picture book on Wednesday to her 14-month-old daughter, Anna, perhaps too young for a chapter one. “So many of them just die a sad little death, and we never see them again,” said Terri Schmitz, the owner. The shop has plenty of company. The picture book, a mainstay of children’s literature with its lavish illustrations, cheerful colors and large print wrapped in a glossy jacket, has been fading. The economic downturn is certainly a major factor, but many in the industry see an additional reason for the slump. “Parents are saying, ‘My kid doesn’t need books with pictures anymore,’ ” said Justin Chanda, the publisher of Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. Booksellers see this shift too. “They’re 4 years old, and their parents are getting them ‘Stuart Little,’ ” said Dara La Porte, the manager of the children’s department at the Politics and Prose bookstore in Washington.
Home Young Adult Award Winners *YALSA has launched the new Teen Book Finder Database, which is a one-stop shop for finding selected lists and award winners. Users can search this free resource by award, list name, year, author, genre and more, as well as print customizable lists. This new resource will replace the individual award and list web pages currently on YALSA’s site that are not searchable and that are organized only by year. Looking for great teen books? Look no further than YALSA's Book Awards and Selected Booklists. While these books have been selected for teens from 12 to 18 years of age, the award-winning titles and the titles on YALSA's selected lists span a broad range of reading and maturity levels. Book Awards Learn more about the Alex Awards, Edwards Award, Morris Award, Odyssey Award, Nonfiction Award, and Printz Award and read speeches from winners Selected Book & Media Lists Teen Book Finder App Best of the Best Selection List Contacts Use and Reproduction of YALSA's Awards and Lists
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Spanish-Language Literature Resources Compiled by the Cooperative Children's Book Center Updated: December, 2013 This listing of resources about Spanish-language books for children and teens has been developed in response to the need for Spanish-language materials in schools and libraries. The listing includes the following: Sources for Spanish-Language Book Recommendations and Suggestions Sources for Recommended Books with Latino cultural content Distributors of Spanish-language books for children and teens This list is a work-in-progress. Sources for Spanish-Language Book Suggestions Caldecott Winners Translated into Spanish: from San Diego Public Library via Isabel Schon Internationl Center for Spanish Books for Youth El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day): national initiative promoting literacy for children of all cultures; annual booklist includes (but not limited to) Spanish and bilingual titles Essential Guide to Spanish Reading for Children and Young Adults (pdf): from AmericaReadsSpanish
The Contemps Awards | Dia de los Libros A list of awards and grants that might be of interest to those who celebrate Día in their library and community is compiled below. Américas Award –The Consortium of Latin American Studies founded the Américas Award in 1993 to encourage and commend authors, illustrators and publishers who produce quality children’s and young adult books that portray Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinos in the United States, and to provide teachers with recommendations for classroom use. CLASP offers up to two annual book awards, together with a commended list of titles. Center for the Study of Multicultural Children’s Literature Día grant – The Center for the Study of Multicultural Children’s Literature awards an annual grant to a library whose Día program has an African American Focus. The grant award amount is $500 in selected multicultural children's books for the awarded library. celebrations.
Family Movie Reviews by Lights Camera Jackson - The Kid Critic Ctr for the Study of Multicultural Children's Lit Product Catalog - Product Details Thousands of books are published each year for young readers, and through eight editions and several supplemental volumes, Best Books for Children has been there to help librarians build collections to make their young patrons—and their parents and teachers—happy. Now the exhaustive reference, acclaimed by Booklist, Reviewers Bookwatch, Teacher Librarian, and librarians across the nation, returns in a fully updated new edition. This book is the newest edition of the acclaimed guide to the best recreational and educational reading for children in preschool through grade 6. This indispensable selection guide brings together information on nearly 25,000 of the best fiction and nonfiction for children in preschool through grade 6. As always in the Best Books series, the authors have carefully culled the most trusted professional review sources to identify the most highly recommended new books for children.
Newbery Medal Home Click here for Newbery Medal and Honor Books, 1922-Present The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. 2018 Medal Winner Hello, Universe, written by Erin Entrada Kelly, published by Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. Filipino folklore and real life converge at the bottom of a well. “This reading community celebrates the panoply of American literature for children published in 2017. 2018 Honor Books Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut, written by Derrick Barnes, illustrated by Gordon C. A boy walks into a barbershop; a prince walks out. Long Way Down, written by Jason Reynolds and published by Atheneum, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division, a Caitlyn Dlouhy Book “I am learning to speak.
Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast (Click to enlarge slightly) Just earlier this year (here in April), I wrote about Jacques Goldstyn’s Bertolt, released by Enchanted Lion Books. I was pleased to see that he has another translated title this year on American shelves (translated from the French, as Jacques lives in Montreal). The wordless Letters to a Prisoner (Owlkids Books), originally published in 2015 as Le prisonnier sans frontières, will be on shelves in mid-September. The story, told entirely via Goldstyn’s spacious loose-lined pen and watercolor illustrations, begins with peaceful protesters. Goldstyn depicts the messages on the signs they hold via abstract symbols: Their signs have red dots, and the gun-toting military they oppose are in all blue and speak in blue squares. Read the rest of this entry »