Children’s & Young Adult Book Awards


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Children’s & Young Adult Book Awards

  1. 1. Children’s & Young Adult Book Awards<br />Cindy Schmidt<br />June 1, 2010<br />
  2. 2. Newbery<br />Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC)-a division of ALA<br />In honor of eighteenth-century English bookseller John Newbery<br />Awarded to “encourage original creative work in the field of books for children” since 1922<br />Annual-January (Award & Honor)<br /><br />
  3. 3. Caldecott<br />Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC)-a division of ALA<br />In honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott<br />Awarded to “artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children” since 1938<br />Annual-January (Award & Honor)<br /><br />
  4. 4. Batchelder<br />ALSC<br />In honor of Mildred L. Batchelder, former executive director of the Association for Library Service to Children<br />Awarded to an American publisher for a “children's book considered to be the most outstanding” originally published in a foreign language & foreign countrysince 1968<br />Annual-Summer (Award & Honor)<br /><br />
  5. 5. Geisel <br />ALSC<br />In honor of world-renowned children’s author Theodor Seuss Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss)<br />Awarded to “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” since 2006<br />Annual-January (Award & Honor)<br /><br />
  6. 6. Alex<br />Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)<br />In honor of Margaret A. Edwards (aka Alex) who “pioneered young adult library services and worked for many years at the Enoch Pratt Library in Baltimore”<br />Awarded to “ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18” since 1998<br />Annual-January<br /><br />
  7. 7. Printz<br />YALSA (Booklist)<br />In honor Michael L. Printz, “Topeka, Kansas school librarian who was a long-time active member of the Young Adult Library Services Association”<br />Awarded to “book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature” since 2000<br />Annual-January (Award & Honor)<br /><br />
  8. 8. Phoenix<br />Children’s Literature Association<br />“Named after the fabled bird who rose from its ashes with renewed life and beauty”<br />“Phoenix books also rise from the ashes of neglect and obscurity and once again touch the imaginations and enrich the lives of those who read them”<br />Annually since 1985 (Award & Honor)<br /><br />
  9. 9. Boston Globe-Horn Book<br />Awarded to children’s or young adult title published in United States since 1967<br />Annual-June (Picture Book, Fiction & Poetry, & Nonfiction plus Honor Books in each category)<br /><br />
  10. 10. Chicago Tribune YA Fiction Prize<br />Awarded to “honor a writer whose work has special resonance with adolescents -- those between 12 and 18 -- and speaks to their role and significance in society” since 2002<br />Annual <br /><br />
  11. 11. Golden Kite<br />Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI)<br />Given to “recognize excellence in children’s literature . . . in four categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Book Text, and Picture Book Illustration” since 1973<br />“Only children’s literary award judged by a jury of peers”<br />Annual<br /><br />
  12. 12. National Book Award for Young People’s Literature<br />National Book Foundation<br />Since 1950<br />Annual-Spring<br /><br />
  13. 13. Parent’s Choice Awards<br />Parent’s Choice Foundation<br />Awarded to “help parents and caregivers of all achievements and backgrounds make informed decisions about which new products are right for their children, the Parents' Choice Awards is the nation's oldest nonprofit program created to recognize quality children's media” <br />Annual since 1978<br /><br />
  14. 14. Cybils<br />Children’s & Young Adult Bloggers’ Book Awards<br />“Literary competition that combined the freewheeling democracy of the Internet with the thoughtfulness of a book club. Cybils lets the public nominate books here on our Cybils blog, but then bloggers team up to pick the finalists and winners. The winning books must combine quality and kid appeal.”<br />Annual-February since 2006<br /><br />
  15. 15. New Author Awards<br />
  16. 16. IRA Children’s Book Award<br />International Reading Association (IRA)<br />Given for “an author’s first or second published book written for children or young adults (ages birth to 17 years)” from any country & in any language since 1975<br />Annual-Primary, Intermediate, & Young Adult<br /><br />
  17. 17. Ezra Jack Keats & New York Public Library New Writer & New Illustrator Award for Children’s Books<br />Awarded to “recognize and encourage authors and illustrators new to the field of children's books” since 1985 (Illustrator since 2001)<br /><br />
  18. 18. Morris YA Debut<br />YALSA<br />In honor William C. Morris, “an influential innovator in the publishing world and an advocate for marketing books for children and young adults”<br />Awarded to “a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens” since 2009<br />Annual-January<br /><br />
  19. 19. Diversity Awards<br />
  20. 20. Coretta Scott King<br />ALA (EMIERT)<br />In honor of Coretta Scott King, widow of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.<br />Awarded to African American authors & illustrators in children’s & YA literature to “encourage the artistic expression of the black experience via literature and the graphic arts including: biographical, social, historical, and social history treatments”<br />Annually since 1970 (1974 first illustrator; 1995 John Steptoe New Talent) (Award & Honor)<br /><br />
  21. 21. Jane Addams<br />Jane Addams Peace Association<br />In honor of Jane Addams<br />Awarded to “books published the preceding year that effectively promote the cause of peace, social justice, world community, and the equality of the sexes and all races as well as meeting conventional standards for excellence” since 1953<br />Annual-April (Award & Honor)<br /><br />
  22. 22. Pura Belpré <br />ALSC & REFORMA (Nat. Assn. to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos & Spanish-Speaking)<br />In honor of first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library<br />Awarded to “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” since 1996<br />Annual-Summer (Award & Honor)<br /><br />
  23. 23. Schneider Family Award<br />ALA<br />Sponsored by Katherine Schneider<br />Awarded to “an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences” since 2004<br />3 Annual Awards (Middle, Teen, & Young Children)<br /><br />
  24. 24. Nonfiction Awards<br />
  25. 25. Sibert<br />ALSC (w/ Bound to Stay Bound Books)<br />In honor of Robert F. Sibert, the long-time President of Bound to Stay Bound Books<br />Awarded to “author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished informational book published in English during the preceding year” since 2001<br />Annual-January (Award & Honor)<br /><br />
  26. 26. Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adult<br />YALSA<br />Awarded to “best nonfiction book published for young adults (ages 12-18)” since 2010<br />Annual-January (Award & Honor)<br /><br />
  27. 27. Orbis Pictus<br />National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE)<br />“Commemorates the work of Johannes Amos Comenius, Orbis Pictus—The World in Pictures (1657), considered to be the first book actually planned for children”<br />Awarded for “excellence in the writing of nonfiction for children” since 1990<br />Annual-November (Award, Honor, Recommended)<br /><br />
  28. 28. Genre/Format Awards<br />
  29. 29. Odyssey<br />ALSC & YALSA (Sponsored by Booklist)<br />Named after Homer’s epic poems comprising The Odyssey “originally told and retold in the oral tradition, hence the name for this award. The Odyssey Award allows us to return to the ancient roots of storytelling, while living in our modern world.”<br />Awarded to “producer of the best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States” 2008<br />Annual-January (Award & Honor)<br /><br />
  30. 30. Christian Book Awards<br />Evangelical Christian Publishers Assn. <br />Formerly the Gold Medallion Book Awards<br />Awarded for “excellence in content, literary quality, design, and significance of contribution in six categories, including Bibles, Fiction, Children & Youth, Inspiration & Gift, Bible Reference & Study, and Christian Life” since 1978<br />Annual-Spring<br />|1147399|85588<br />
  31. 31. Edgar Allan Poe<br />Mystery Writers of America (MWA)<br />Best Juvenile Mystery (Pre-school up to Grade 7)<br />Best Young Adult Mystery (Grades 8-12)<br />Annual-April (since 1946)<br /><br />
  32. 32. Scott O’Dell<br />Award established by Scott O’Dell, author of Island of the Blue Dolphins,“to encourage other writers--particularly new authors--to focus on historical fiction” since 1984<br />Annual-Summer<br /><br />
  33. 33. Virginia Awards<br />
  34. 34. Jefferson Cup<br />Virginia Library Association (VLA)<br />In honor of Thomas Jefferson<br />Awarded to “distinguished biography, historical fiction or American history book for young people” since 1982<br />Annual<br /><br />
  35. 35. VA Readers’ Choice Awards<br />Virginia State Reading Association (VSRA)<br />Established to <br />“encourage young readers to become better acquainted with contemporary books with outstanding literary appeal,<br />to broaden students' awareness of literature as a life-long pleasure,<br />to encourage reading aloud in classrooms as a means of introducing reading for pleasure, and<br />to honor favorite books and their authors<br />
  36. 36. Ten books on each level “recognized as noteworthy in the field of children's/young adult literature,” published in last 5 years, and appropriate for level for which it’s nominated<br />One level beginning in 1982; each level in 1987 (Elementary, Middle, & High) <br />Students vote after reading 4 of 10 titles on their level<br />Book with most votes wins<br />Awards and next year’s titles each spring<br /><br />
  37. 37. Helpful Booklists & Other Sources<br />
  38. 38. Children’s Notable Lists<br />YALSA Selected Booklists<br />Best Books for Young Adults<br />Booklist Editors’ Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults <br />Great Graphic Novels for Teens <br />Notable Books for Children<br />Outstanding Books for the College Bound and Lifelong Learners<br />
  39. 39. Amelia Bloomer Booklist(feminist)<br />Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth <br />Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers <br />Teens Top Ten<br />Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults<br />Honor Book Fanfare<br />
  40. 40. Mailing Lists Related to Children’s Literature<br />Children’s Literature Web Guide <br />Vandergrift’s Children’s Literature Page<br />Vandergrift’s Young Adult Literature Page<br />Children’s Book Council<br />
  41. 41. For Future Reference<br />For a copy of this presentation visit:<br />Visit this blog to discuss children’s and young adult award winners as you read them:<br />
  42. 42. References<br />Bird, E. (2009). Children’s Literature Gems: Choosing and Using Them in Your Library Career. Chicago: ALA.<br />Gillespie, J. T. (2005). The Children’s and Young Adult Literature Handbook: A Research and Reference Guide. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited.<br />West, M. I. (1997). Everyone’s Guide to Children’s Literature. Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin: Highsmith Press.<br />
  43. 43. Happy Reading!<br />