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Children’s Book Awards
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Caldecott Book Award
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The Caldecott Award
The Caldecott Award is given every year to the
illustrator of the most distinguished American
pictur...
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Newbery Award
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Newbery Award
John Newbery was a publisher. He lived in
London, England and published books for
children.
Frederic G. Me...
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The award was named after John Newbery.
A bronze medal engraved with the winner’s
name and the year is delivered to resp...
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The Kentucky Bluegrass Award
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The Kentucky Bluegrass Award
An Annual Award for the Best Book as
Chosen by the Students of Kentucky
Kentucky public and...
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In 1982, two faculty members of Northern Kentucky
University with money from a grant created this
award. The first award...
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Coretta Scott King Award
http://www.acs.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown/coretta.html
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The Coretta Scott King Award is presented
annually by the Coretta Scott King Task Force of the
American Library Associa...
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The Batchelder Award
The Batchelder Award is given to the most outstanding
children’s book originally published in a la...
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The Belpre Medal
The award is named after Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian at the New York Public
Library. The P...
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The Carnegie Medal
The Andrew Carnegie Medal honors the most outstanding
video productions for children released during...
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The Geisel Award
The Geisel Award is given annually to the author(s) and
illustrator(s) of the most distinguished Ameri...
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The Odyssey Award
This annual award is given to the producer of the best
audiobook produced for children and/or young a...
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The Robert F. Sibert Medal
The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal is
awarded annually to the author(s) and illus...
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American Library Association
Children's Literature Awards
Winners are announced each year on the Monday of
the American...
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Become Familiar with Award
Winning Books & Best Sellers
• Find lists of award
winning books in an
Almanac.
• Find Best ...
21
So Many Books, So Little Time
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  1. 1. 1 Children’s Book Awards
  2. 2. 2 Caldecott Book Award
  3. 3. 3 The Caldecott Award The Caldecott Award is given every year to the illustrator of the most distinguished American picture book for children. The award is named for Randolph Caldecott, the famous English artist and illustrator of books for children. The award is sponsored and presented by the American Library Association. The first award was given in 1938. Other books with outstanding illustrations are named as Honor Books each year. The Caldecott Award
  4. 4. 4 Newbery Award
  5. 5. 5 Newbery Award John Newbery was a publisher. He lived in London, England and published books for children. Frederic G. Melcher was an American bookseller. He organized Children’s Book Week. In 1921 he created the idea of giving an award to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
  6. 6. 6 The award was named after John Newbery. A bronze medal engraved with the winner’s name and the year is delivered to responsible authorities. Members of the American Library Association select a winner each year. Other authors who have contributed to the writing of American literature for children are awarded for Honor Books each year.
  7. 7. 7 The Kentucky Bluegrass Award
  8. 8. 8 The Kentucky Bluegrass Award An Annual Award for the Best Book as Chosen by the Students of Kentucky Kentucky public and private schools as well as public libraries are welcome to participate in the program.
  9. 9. 9 In 1982, two faculty members of Northern Kentucky University with money from a grant created this award. The first award was given in 1983. http://kba.nku.edu/info/
  10. 10. 10 Coretta Scott King Award http://www.acs.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown/coretta.html
  11. 11. 11 The Coretta Scott King Award is presented annually by the Coretta Scott King Task Force of the American Library Association's Ethnic Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table. Recipients are authors and illustrators of African descent whose distinguished books promote an understanding and appreciation of the "American Dream." Winners of the Coretta Scott King Award receive a framed citation, an honorarium, and a set of Encyclopedia Britannica or World Book Encyclopedias.
  12. 12. 12 The Batchelder Award The Batchelder Award is given to the most outstanding children’s book originally published in a language other than English in a country other than the United States, and subsequently translated into English for publication in the United States.
  13. 13. 13 The Belpre Medal 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), a division 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.
  14. 14. 14 The Carnegie Medal The Andrew Carnegie Medal honors the most outstanding video productions for children released during the previous year.
  15. 15. 15 The Geisel Award 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.
  16. 16. 16 The 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.
  17. 17. 17 The Robert F. Sibert Medal 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.
  18. 18. 18 American Library Association Children's Literature Awards Winners are announced each year on the Monday of the American Library Association Mid-Winter Meeting (January/February). The Award presentation takes place at the ALA Conference (June/July). http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=awards
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  20. 20. 20 Become Familiar with Award Winning Books & Best Sellers • Find lists of award winning books in an Almanac. • Find Best Selling books listed in newspapers & news magazines.
  21. 21. 21 So Many Books, So Little Time
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