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Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)

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. This engaging biography introduces nineteenth-century scientist Ada Lovelace, who developed the first algorithm used by the world’s early computers. Counting.

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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. School libraries and learning – the research Academics, library associations, government agencies and others around the world are publishing very interesting and useful research about school libraries, learning and pedagogical models. Research also shows the the significant difference effective libraries can make to student learning outcomes. Contents Effective school library programmesNew Zealand research - school libraries and learningInternational research - school libraries and learningEducational trends and research into learning Effective school library programmes Several common, contributing factors to student learning and achievement occur in effective school library programmes:

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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.

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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.

This list contains the best new and award winning childen's book of 2015. The list is organized by age level, making it easy to locate books for certain grade levels/maturity levels. by kmeghanlewis Sep 20