Children's Book Awards
- Published on Wednesday, 16 February 2011 15:46
- Written by Administrator
The ALSC media awards below are announced every January at a Monday morning press conference that takes place during the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting.
For additional details, check the ALA Press Release
Medals reprinted with permission from the Association of Library Services to Children, American Library Association.
2010 Moon over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool, published by Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, a division of Random House, Inc.
Newbery Honor Books
2010 Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm, published by Random House Children's Books, a div. of Random House, Inc.
Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus, published by Amulet Books, an imprint of Abrams.
Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Rick Allen, published by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia, published by Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
For more information, check the official ALSC Newbery Medal page
2010 The Lion & the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney (Little, Brown & Company)
Caldecott Honor Books
2010 All the World, illustrated by Marla Frazee, written by Liz Garton Scanlon (Beach Lane Books)
Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors, illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski, written by Joyce Sidman (Houghton Mifflin Books for Children/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
For more information, check the official ALSC Caldecott Medal page
Pura Belpré Author Award (biennial award)
2011 The Dreamer, written by Pam Muñoz Ryan, illustrated by Perter Sís, published by Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc.
Pura Belpré Author Honor Books
2011 ¡Ole! Flamenco, written by George Ancona, illustrated by George Ancona, published by Lee and Low Books Inc.
The Firefly Letters: A Suffragette's Journey to Cuba, written by Margarita Engle, published by Henry Holt and Company, LLC.
90 Miles to Havana by Enrique Flores-Galbis, published by Roaring Brook Press, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishing
Pura Belpré Illustrator Award (biennial award)
Grandma's Gift, illustrated and written by Eric Velasquez, published by Walker Publishing Company, Inc., a division of Bloomsbury Publishing, Inc.
Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor Books
Fiesta Babies, illustrated Amy Cordova, written by Carmen Tafolla, published by Tricycle Press, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc.
Me, Frida, illustrated by David Diaz, written by Amy Novesky, published by Abrams Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Abrams
Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin, illustrated and written by Duncan Tonatiuh, published by Abrams Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Abrams
For a full list of Pura Belprè Winners
Coretta Scott King Author Award
2011 One Crazy Summer
by Rita Williams-Garcia, published by Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Coretta Scott King Author Honor Books
2011 Lockdown by Walter Dean Myers and published by Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes and published by Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.
Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty written by G. Neri, illustrated by Randy DuBurke and published by Lee & Low Books Inc.
Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award
Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave illustrated by Bryan Collier, written by Laban Carrick Hill and published by Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.
Jimi Sounds Like a Rainbow: A Story of the Young Jimi Hendrix
illustrated by Javaka Steptoe, written by Gary Golio and published by Clarion Books, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Other Awards and Honors
Honoring an author or illustrator whose books, published in the U.S., have over the years made a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children.
2011 Tomie dePaola is the winner of the 2011 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award honoring an author or illustrator, published in the United States, whose books have made a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children. His numerous works include “26 Fairmont Avenue” (Putnam, 1999); “Strega Nona” (Prentice-Hall, 1975); “The Legend of the Poinsettia” (Putnam, 1994); and “Oliver Button Is a Sissy” (Harcourt, 1979).
The Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Children's Video
2011 The Curious Garden by Paul R. Gagne and Melissa Reilly Ellard and published by Weston Woods
William Allen White Award
The William Allen White Children's Book Award, established and directed by Emporia State University, was founded in 1952 by the late Ruth Garver Gagliardo, a specialist in Children's Literature, to honor the memory of one of the state's most distinguished citizens by encouraging the boys and girls of Kansas to read and enjoy good books. The White Awards Program is supported in part by the Trusler Foundation.
2010 3rd - 5th Grade Winner:
How to Steal a Dog written by Barbara O'Connorand published by Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 2007
2010 6th - 8th Grade Winner:
Cracker! The Best Dog in Viet Nam written by Cynthia Kadohata and published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Young Adult Summer Library Program
- Published on Tuesday, 15 February 2011 19:38
- Written by Administrator
The Young Adult Summer Library Program is for school ages grade 6 through high school. The program is developed to offer constructive incentives for teens to visit the library and to read.
The emphasis on reading is for the pure joy of reading and not for worrying about reading grade levels and book reports. By offering the summer program in the public libraries, the teens will have available to them a wide range of materials. We may never form an avid reader from among all the teens but they will possess a degree of library literacy and the importance of libraries in their communities for the rest of their lives.
The philosophy of the System is to develop a fun, informative, non-competitive theme related summer library program. The reluctant, or poor reader will consider a competative program as an overwhelming hurdle and won't even come into the library to sign up for the program.
Collaborative Summer Library Program
Rules of use
Upcoming and Past Young Adult Summer Library Program Themes
2013 - Beneath the Surface
2012 - Own the Night
2011 - You Are Here
2010 - Make Waves @ Your Library
2009 - Express Yourself @ Your Library (Brad Sneed, artist)
2008 - Metamorphosis @ Your Library (Jan Duursema, artist)
2007 - YNK @ Your Library (Russell Walks, artist)
2006 - Creature Feature (Russell Walks, artist)
2005 - Joust Read (Doug Keith, artist)