Resources:

Book Awards:

Caldecott Medal

Named after 19th century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott, the

Caldecott Medal is awarded by the Association for Library Service

to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library

Association. The award is presented each year to the illustrator of the

most distinguished American picture book for children.

 

Newbery Medal

Named after 18th century British bookseller, John Newbery, the

Newbery Medal is awarded by the Association for Library Service

to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association

(ALA). The award is presented each year to the author of the most

distinguished American book for children.

 

Batchelder Award

Awarded to the most outstanding book written for children published

originally in a language other than English and in a country other than

the United States but subsequently translated into English and

published in the United States.

 

Belpre Award

Named after Pura Belpre, the first Latina librarian at the New York

Public Library. The award is presented annually to the Latina/Latino

writer and illustrator whose work best portrays and celebrates the

Latino cultural experience for children and youth.

 

Carnegie Medal

Named after Andrew Carnegie, this award honors the most

outstanding video productions for children released in the proceeding

year.

Geisel Award

The Geisel award is named after Theodor Seuss Geisel, also known

as Dr. Seuss. The award is presented annually to the most

distinguished American book published for young readers in English

in the United States in the previous year.

 

Odyssey Award

This award is given to the producer of the best audiobook produced

for children/and/or young adults, available in English in the United

States.

 

Silbert Medal

Awarded annually to the author and illustrator of the most-

Distinguished informational book published in English in the United

States during the preceding year.

 

Wilder Award

Named after Laura Ingalls Wilder, the Wilder Award is presented

annually to an author or illustrator whose books, published in the

United States and over a period of years, have made a substantial

and lasting impact and lasting contribution to Children’s Literature.

 

Other American Library Association (ALA) Awards:

 

Alex Award

Amelia Bloomer Booklist

Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults

Best Fiction for Young Adults

Coretta Scott King Book Awards

Michael L. Printz Award

Rainbow Book List

Schneider Family Book Award

Stonewall Book Awards

Also see ALA Notables list

To see a comprehensive list of the above award lists, winners, and lists of

ALA Affiliate awards, visit the following link:

http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/childrens-book-awardsother-

organizations

 

YALSA Awards:

 

Alex Award

This award honors 10 adult books with special appeal for teens.

 

Edwards Award

The Margaret A. Edwards Award is sponsored by School Library

Journal. The award honors an author and specific works by that

author for significant and lasting contribution for writing to teens.

 

Morris Award

The Morris award is presented for the best book by a new author for

teens.

 

Nonfiction Award

The Nonfiction award honors the best nonfiction book written for

teens each year.

 

Odyssey Award

The Odyssey Award is presented to the producer of the best

audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, available in

English in the United States for the previous year.

 

Printz Award

The Michael L. Printz Award is sponsored by Booklist and it

recognizes the best book written for teens each year.

In addition to the yearly book awards, the YALSA website has a wealth of

book information including the ultimate YA bookshelf and Best of the Best

lists by publication year. Lists cover most genres including best fiction,

audiobooks, graphic novels, top popular paperbacks, and top quick picks for

reluctant readers.

For more information on YALSA and to see their full resources, visit their

website, http://www.ala.org/yalsa.

 

Expert Resources:

Scholarly Journals with book reviews:

• Booklist

• Library Journal

• Publisher’s Weekly

• Kirkus Reviews

• Book Links

• VOYA

• School Library Journal

• The Horn Book Magazine

• School Library Media Connection

• Library Sparks

 

Experts with website links to find them:

Deborah B. Ford

https://www.juniorlibraryguild.com/news/author.dT/?author=5

Judy Freeman

http://www.judyreadsbooks.com/

Nancy Keane

http://www.nancykeane.com/

Jon Scieszka

http://www.jsworldwide.com

Donalyn Miller

https://bookwhisperer.com/

Kathy Odean

http://www.kathleenodean.com/

Colby Sharp

https://sharpread.wordpress.com/

Links to Lists of Great Bloggers in Children’s and YA Literature:

http://kidlitosphere.org/bloggers/

http://www.zencollegelife.com/50-best-childrens-literature-blogs/

http://greatkidbooks.blogspot.com/

https://www.scribendi.com/advice/best_book_blogs_2015.en.html

http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/there-are-no-rules/gettingpublished/

3-great-blogs-for-childrens-writers

http://kidsblogclub.com/top-10-childrens-book-review-blogs-written-bykids/

http://writeforkids.org/2014/06/editors-pick-the-top-15-childrens-and-yabook-

review-blogs/

http://bookbloggerlist.com/

 

Other Book Sources You Don’t Want to Miss:

Good Reads

https://www.goodreads.com

Reading Rockets

http://www.readingrockets.org/books

Bookish

https://www.bookish.com/

 

International Literacy Association Reading Lists

http://www.literacyworldwide.org/get-resources/reading-lists

 

Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) Notable Children’s

Book Lists

http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/notalists/ncb

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