Odyssey Award This annual award is given to the producer of the best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States. 2020 Odyssey Award Audiobook Hey, Kiddo: How I Lost My Mother, Found My Father, and Dealt with Family Addiction, produced by Scholastic Audiobooks, written by Jarrett J. In a deeply personal production, Jarrett J. “The creative team behind ‘Hey, Kiddo’ has crafted a production that shines, demonstrating the potential in transforming a graphic novel for the audiobook world,” said Odyssey Award Committee Chair Sharon Haupt. 2020 Odyssey Honor Audiobooks Redwood and Ponytail, written by K.A. Two voices, two girls, and two perspectives, combine to powerful effect in this novel in verse about middle school, first love and self-discovery. Song for a Whale, written by Lynne Kelly, read by Abigail Revasch with the author and produced by Listening Library, an imprint of the Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group.
Children's Notable Lists | Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) Skip to main content Children's Notable Lists Each year the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) identifies the best of the best in children's books, recordings, and digital media. Use the links below or on the menu at the left to access current and past children's notable lists, and learn about the submission process. Current Notable Lists 2021 Notable Children's Books2021 Notable Children's Recordings 2021 Notable Children's Digital Media Discussion List for 2021 Notable Children's Books Winter Meetings 2021 Notable Children's Books Winter Discussion Titles Discussion List for 2021 Notable Children's Recordings Winter Meetings 2021 Notable Children's Recordings Winter Discussion Titles Discussion List for 2021 Notable Children's Books Fall Meetings 2021 Notable Children's Books Fall Discussion Titles [PDF] Discussion List for 2021 Committees' Summer Meetings 2021 Notable Children's Books Discussion Titles [PDF]2021 Notable Children's Recordings Discussion Titles [PDF]
Printz Award: YA Excellence *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. The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. We Are Okay , written by Nina LaCour, published by Dutton Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers We Are Okay By Nina LaCour Published by Dutton Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers California native Marin, devastated by grief and questioning her reality, plans to spend her winter break in an empty dorm in upstate New York. 2018 Honor Books Long Way Down By Jason Reynolds The Hate U Give By Angie Thomas Strange the Dreamer By Laini Taylor
Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children Congratulations to the 2017 award winners! 2017 Winner Some Writer!: The Story of E.B. White written and illustrated by Melissa Sweet(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers) Honor Books: Animals by the Numbers: A Book of Animal Infographics by Steve Jenkins (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers)The First Step: How One Girl Put Segregation on Trial written by Susan E. Recommended Books: Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science: The First Computer Programmer by Diane Stanley, illustrated by Jessie Hartland (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)Ada’s Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay by Susan Hood, illustrated by Sally Wern Comport (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)Comics Confidential: Thirteen Graphic Novelists Talk Story, Craft, and Life Outside the Box compiled and edited by Leonard Marcus (Candlewick Press)Dive! Nomination Deadline: November 1 Award Criteria: Each nomination should meet the following literary criteria:
2011 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers The Quick Picks list, presented annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting suggests books that teens, ages 12-18, will pick up on their own and read for pleasure; it is geared to the teenager who, for whatever reason, does not like to read. The 2011 list includes 87 titles, both nonfiction and fiction, from a variety of genres, including biography, pop culture, fantasy, street lit, and more. The Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers committee also selected a Top Ten list. “My committee and I are excited to share this varied list of exceptional titles geared to reluctant young adult readers around the country,” said Gregory Lum, committee chair. Members of the Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers Committee are: Chair Gregory Lum, Jesuit High School, Portland, Ore.; Tamera DiBartolo, Rapides Parish Library, Alexandria, La.; Marea Black, Phoenix (Ariz.) *denotes Top Ten selection Fiction Barnes, Erica. Benoit, Charles. Bodeen, S.A. Borris, Albert. Carman, Patrick. Condie, Allie.
Pura Belpré Award 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!
Welcome to the (Theodor Seuss) Geisel Award home page! | Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) 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?
Pura Belpré Award Latinx Literature About the Pura Belpré Award The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented 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. (more information...) The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented 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), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), and the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking (REFORMA), an ALA affiliate. The award is named after Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library. It is now an annual award. (less information) Administered by: Illustrator Award 2018 Winner(s) 2018 Honor(s)
WelcomePrizes The AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prizes for Excellence in Science Books celebrate outstanding science writing and illustration for children and young adults. The prizes are meant to encourage the writing and publishing of high-quality science books for all age groups. AAAS believes that, through good science books, this generation, and the next, will have a better understanding and appreciation of science. The prizes began in 2005 by looking back on decades of outstanding science books and honoring five authors and one illustrator for their significant and lasting contribution to children's and young adult science literature and illustration. Beginning in 2006, the AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize began honoring recently published, individual science books. The prizes emphasize the importance of good science books and encourage children and young adults to turn to science books, not only for information, but for enjoyment too! Thank you to our sponsor, Subaru, for their generous support of the SB&F Prizes.
Adult Nonfiction Books Repackaged for Teens YALSA’s upcoming YA Literature Symposium will explore the future of young adult literature. The symposium begins on November 2nd, but we wanted to get a head start here at The Hub, so we’re devoting October to 31 Days of the Next Big Thing. Each day of the month, we’ll bring you forecasts about where YA literature is headed and thoughts on how you can spot trends and predict the future yourself. I’ve noticed a big increase in nonfiction adult books being adapted for teen readers. I wonder if publishers think repurposing adult books for younger readers is like film producers who think if a film does well the first time, it should be remade. That doesn’t always work, but I think that adapting popular nonfiction adult titles for teens can be a great way to attract them to books they might not otherwise pick up. Another older book that had an even bigger impact on teens when it came out was Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth: The Crisis of Global Warming (2007).
The John Newbery Medal | Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) In 1921 Frederic G.Melcher had the Newbery Medal designed by René Paul Chambellan. The bronze medal has the winner's name and the date engraved on the back. The American Library Association Executive Board in 1922 delegated to the Children's Librarians' Section the responsibility for selecting the book to receive the Newbery Medal. The inscription on the Newbery Medal still reads "Children's Librarians' Section," although the section has changed its name four times and its membership now includes both school and public library children's librarians in contrast to the years 1922-58, when the section, under three different names, included only public library children's librarians. Today the Medal is administered by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of ALA. The Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the American Library Association for the most distinguished American children's book published the previous year. Newbery Honor Seal