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The Geisel Award is given annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States during the preceding year. 2021 Medal Winner See the Cat: Three Stories About a Dog, written by David LaRochelle, illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka, and published by Candlewick Press See the Cat: Three Stories About a Dog is a deceptively simple book that teaches readers the power of words. The text is in direct contrast with the illustrations, defying both the reader’s and Max the Dog’s expectations. Surprises and twists keep readers engaged and cheering for Max as he tries to outwit the narrator. The simple text on the unadorned left page provides a stark contrast with the whimsical and expressive illustrations on the right. 2021 Honor Books There’s a loud, messy, and bossy member in the family. Ty’s Travels: Zip, Zoom! Ty imagines he’s a race car driver, zipping along on his new scooter. What About Worms!? Where’s Baby? Related:  Youth Literature AwardsBook ListsChildren Library Services

Welcome to the Children's Literature Legacy Award home page! | Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) The Children's Literature Legacy Award honors an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have made, over a period of years, a substantial and lasting contribution to children's literature through books that demonstrate integrity and respect for all children's lives and experiences. Mildred D. Taylor is the winner of the 2021 Children’s Literature Legacy Award honoring an author or illustrator, published in the United States, whose books have made a significant and lasting contribution to literature for children. Her numerous works include “Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry” (Dial, 1976) and “All the Days Past, All the Days to Come” (Dial, 2020). The award was announced today, during the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits, held virtually Jan. 22-26. Mildred Taylor was born in Mississippi, grew up in Ohio, and now lives in Colorado. The Logan family saga is told across 10 books that span generations.

Coretta Scott King Book Award Recipients Author Award Winner Kadir Nelson, author and illustrator of “Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans” (Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers). “Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans” is an extensive volume focusing on American history as it intertwines with the lives of African Americans. The story is told from the viewpoint of an elderly woman who shares her life story while highlighting pivotal historical events including abolition, the Great Migration, World War II, and the Civil Rights movement. Illustrator Award Winner Shane W. Author Honor Eloise Greenfield, “The Great Migration: Journey to the North,” illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist and published by Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. Patricia C. Illustrator Honor Kadir Nelson, author and illustrator of “Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans,” published by Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. G. Victoria Bond and T. Dr. E.B.

Meet Yasmin by Saadia Faruqi and Hatem Aly Hello, Saadia Faruqi! Thank you so much for celebrating Meet Yasmin! with me today. How will you celebrate Yasmin’s book birthday tomorrow? Saadia: It’s strange to be celebrating a character’s birthday, but it somehow feels natural because Yasmin has become such a big part of my family! We often talk about how Yasmin would do something or what she would say in a certain situation. Yasmin is an explorer, a builder, a painter and a fashionista. Saadia: Yasmin is modeled after my own daughter, who is a little older than Yasmin now. Please finish these sentence starters: Yasmin’s familyis hard working, supportive and loving… just like every other American family. Hatem Aly’s illustrations are beyond my expectations! Story is essential to life. Mr. Follow the MEET YASMIN!

Welcome to the Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal home page! | Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal is awarded annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished informational book published in the United States in English during the preceding year. The award is named in honor of Robert F. Sibert, the long-time President of Bound to Stay Bound Books, Inc. of Jacksonville, Illinois. ALSC administers the award. 2021 Medal Winner Honeybee: The Busy Life of Apis Mellifera, written by Candace Fleming, illustrated by Eric Rohmann, and published by Neal Porter Books/Holiday House Honeybee: The Busy Life of Apis Mellifera is an informational book about the life cycle of the assiduous honeybee. “Fleming’s narrative is both scientifically accurate and emotionally satisfying,” said Sibert Medal Committee Chair Brandy Sanchez. 2021 Honor Books This ambitious book chronicles one of the most exciting and miraculous accomplishments in American history—the 1969 lunar landing.

Newbery Medal 2020s | 2010s | 2000s | 1990s | 1980s | 1970s | 1960s | 1950s | 1940s | 1930s | 1920s Click here for Newbery Medal and Honor Books 1922-Present (PDF 200kb) List with downloads of Newbery, Caldecott and Legacy Award Winning Speeches 2020 Medal Winner: New Kid, written and illustrated by Jerry Craft (HarperCollins) Honor Books: The Undefeated, written by Kwame Alexander, illustrated by Kadir Nelson (Versify/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Scary Stories for Young Foxes, written by Christian McKay Heidicker, illustrated by Junyi Wu (Holt/Macmillan) Other Words for Home, written by Jasmine Warga (Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins) Genesis Begins Again, written by Alicia D. Members of the 2020 Newbery Medal Selection Committee are: Chair Krishna Grady, Darien Library, Darien, Conn; K.C. 2019 Medal Winner: Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina (Candlewick) Members of the 2019 Newbery Medal Selection Committee are: Chair Ellen M. Honor Books: Doll Bones by Holly Black (Margaret K. Honor Books: Honor Book:

Children's Book Authors and Illustrators: Talking About Learning and Attention Issues Hear first-hand what it was like to struggle with reading from Dav Pilkey, Carmen Agra Deedy, Patricia Polacco, Avi, Jerry Pinkney, and E.B. Lewis. Learn how these talented writers and illustrators discovered their strengths and gifts. Gene Yang and Jack Gantos talk about the challenges and joys of being "slow" reader. Books for kids who struggle with reading Listen in to popular children's authors as they talk about books that can connect with kids who struggle to read. Katherine Applegate (The One and Only Ivan): Katherine's daughter has dyslexia, and the key for her has been graphic novels. Meet Lin Oliver, co-author of the Hank Zipzer series Meet Lin Oliver, co-author (with Henry Winkler) of the popular Hank Zipzer and Here's Hank series about a young boy with learning differences who is funny, resourceful, and smart. Finding great children's books Children with reading disabilities often avoid reading because it is so difficult for them.

Welcome to the Pura Belpré Award home page! | Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) The award is named after Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library. The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth. It is co-sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), divisions of the American Library Association (ALA), and REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking, an ALA affiliate. Children's Author Award | Youth Illustrator Award | Young Adult Author Award 2021 Children's Author Award Winner Efrén Divided, written by Ernesto Cisneros and published by Quill Tree, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2021 Children's Author Honor Books 2021 Youth Illustrator Award Winner ¡Vamos! ¡Vamos!

Caldecott Medal Click here for Caldecott Medal Winners and Honor Books, 1938-Present 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. 2021 Medal Winner We Are Water Protectors, illustrated by Michaela Goade, written by Carole Lindstrom, and published by Roaring Brook Press, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishing Holdings. Michaela Goade’s vivid, swirling watercolors capture the sacredness of water and amplify Carole Lindstrom’s passionate call to action and celebration of Indigenous ancestry and community. 2021 Honor Books A Place Inside of Me: A Poem to Heal the Heart, illustrated by Noa Denmon, written by Zetta Elliott, and published by Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Macmillan Publishing Group. Cozbi A.

The Secret Rebellion of Amelia Bedelia, the Bartleby of Domestic Work Many classic children’s books beg for philosophical readings: the likes of “Charlotte’s Web” or “Are You My Mother?” are well known as complex and subterranean ruminations on death and identity and community. Had you asked me a couple of years ago, I would not have classified Peggy Parish’s Amelia Bedelia series with this loftier group—my children delighted in the wordplay, but I found the books a bit one-note. Yet the more I read Amelia Bedelia the more unsettled I felt; I began to suspect that I wasn’t hearing all the notes. The books, with illustrations by Fritz Siebel, depict a young woman who sows domestic chaos in and around the home of her wealthy employers, a snooty older couple who have outsourced the labor of keeping their household, family, and community relations running smoothly. As an employee who produces turmoil at work and is overseen by amiable jerks, Amelia Bedelia reminds me of Bartleby, from Herman Melville’s short story “Bartleby, the Scrivener,” from 1853.

Welcome to the (Mildred L.) Batchelder Award home page | Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) The Batchelder Award is awarded to a United States publisher for a children’s book considered to be the most outstanding of those books originating in a country other than the United States and in a language other than English and subsequently translated into English for publication in the United States during the preceding year. 2021 Award Telephone Tales, published by Enchanted Lion Books, written by Gianni Rodari, illustrated by Valerio Vidali and translated by Antony Shugaar. Originally published in Italian in 1962 as Favole al telefono. The book tells the story of a travelling salesman who calls his young daughter every night to share a delightful, whimsical short story. “Shugaar’s stunning translation captures Rodari’s word play and nonsensical fun, introducing U.S. readers to a world where the status quo can always be questioned,” said Batchelder Award Committee Chair Suzanne Myers Harold. 2021 Honor Book

Back To School Books {Hello! If you are checking us out for the first time and like what you see you can subscribe here, check out our Pinterest boards and follow us on Facebook to get new ideas to play and learn with your kids daily. } School is less than a month away for some of my readers while others still have a while before the alarm clocks get set, lunches get packed and they get on the school bus. These books are all about going to school and are a great way to ease the transition from summer to the school year with young kids. I Don’t Want to Go To School! by Stephanie Blake is a funny little book that deals with the big issue of not wanting to go to school. Maisy Goes to Preschool: A Maisy First Experiences Book by Lucy Cousins is not groundbreaking, it’s text is very formulaic, but that doesn’t matter to most young readers who are being introduced to preschool for the first time. First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg has a special spot in my heart. First Year Letters Kindergarten Rocks! Little School

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