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. 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.
Green Earth Book Award - The Nature Generation “On this 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we applaud the winning authors for motivating youth and shining a light on the environmental challenges that we continue to face,” said Amy Marasco, president and founder of the organization. “We recommend these books as a resource to all the teachers and parents giving Earth Day lessons from home this year.” 2020 Green Earth Book Award Winners 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. 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.
Notables - CHILDREN'S LITERATURE ASSEMBLY A Plan for Pops. Written by Heather Smith and illustrated by Brooke Kerrigan. Published by Orca Book Publishers.Beverly, Right Here. 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.
Announcing the Golden Kite and Sid Fleischman Winners The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) is proud to announce the winners and honor recipients of the annual Golden Kite and Sid Fleischman Awards. The Golden Kites are the first children’s literary award judged by a jury of peers. The awards recognize excellence in children’s literature in six categories: Young Reader and Middle Grade Fiction, Young Adult Fiction, Nonfiction Text for Younger Readers, Nonfiction Text for Older Readers, Picture Book Illustration, and Picture Book Text. 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. This was a 12-year-old boy from a family of white, cisgender, straight, middle-class people. What made this character’s family seem not normal were that his parents were divorced and he had a stepdad and half sister. The fact that only about half the children in the U.S. are growing up with two ... BOOK REPORT for Respect: Everything a Guy Needs to Know About Sex, Love, and Consent by Inti Chavez Perez, translated by Stuart Tudball
Carter G. Woodson Book Awards The Carter G. Woodson Book Award is presented to exemplary books written for children and young people each year at the NCSS Annual Conference. Authors are recognized at the NCSS Annual Conference, which is attended by over 4,000 K-12 and university level educators and other social studies professionals who enjoy interacting with the Woodson Award-winning authors and will be interested in obtaining copies of books for use with their students. Award-winning authors will be presented with a commemorative gift at the NCSS Meet-the-Author Panel Session. Latest Blog Posts: Children's Photo courtesy of ekMEDIA It’s time to celebrate that most secular of holidays, Banned Books Week. 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.
2021 Best STEM Books List – Children's Book Council NSTA and CBC Announce the 2021 List of Top STEM Books for K-12 Students Arlington, VA (December 14, 2020)— The National Science Teaching Association today announced its fifth annual list of Best STEM Books K-12. This list—selected by volunteer educators and assembled in cooperation with the Children’s Book Council—provides recommendations about the best trade books with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) content available for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. “This amazing list of STEM books includes titles that will bring wide-eyed wonder to our youngest readers and spark deep and intellectual discussions with students in upper grades,” said Dr. Elizabeth Allan, NSTA President. “We are thrilled to spotlight these inspirational books that reinforce reading comprehension skills while helping students making sense of STEM content.”
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). 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. The Scott O'Dell Award Worth (Simon & Schuster), A LaFaye, 2005. The River Between Us (Dial Press), Richard Peck, 2004. Trouble Don't Last (Alfred A. Knopf), Shelley Pearsall, 2003. 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.
Regina Medal Past Regina Medal Recipients 2019 Kate DiCamillo 2018 Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney