- 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)
Youth Services Program Planning
- Published on Tuesday, 15 February 2011 19:32
- Written by Administrator
Youth Services offers a centralized collection of resources for developing good quality children's library programming. These resources are only available to CKLS member libraries.
The resources listed below are well organized and indexed for easy accessibility in the Youth Services Program Planning Resources Guide notebook. For more information contact the Youth Services Department.
When requesting materials, the request forms (pdf format) are to be sent to the Youth Services Department.
Librarian's Project Resources
Educational resources printed in book and periodical format. These resources are to be used for planning children's and young adult programs are only available to CKLS member libraries.
Resources to dramatize stories for storytime and after school programs. These resources are only available to CKLS member libraries.
A collection of hand puppets, finger puppets, full size puppets, stuffed toys, and face masks on sticks. These resources are only available to CKLS member libraries.
These resources have public performance rights, unless noted. These resources are only available to CKLS member libraries.
Early Childhood: Counting, learning the alphabet and understanding words and their definitions are among important concepts explored in these stories.
Fairytales/Folktales/Heroes/Legends: Fairytales and folktales have been told for generations and retain their relevance today with humorous and astute insights into human nature.
Holidays: These videos and dvd's about holidays will enhance children's enjoyment and understanding of special times of the year.
Seasons: These videos and dvd's about seasons will enhance children's enjoyment and understanding of special times of the year. In several the seasonal setting is influential in shaping the story's theme.
Storytime: Storytime videos and dvd's are stories that will entertain and delight children, as well as adults. Many of these are old favorites.
Theme Libraries: Theme Libraries are a series of videos and dvd's on these specific topics.
These collections have public performance rights, unless noted, and are only available to CKLS member libraries.
Includes display materials, games and craft supplies. These resources are only available to CKLS member libraries.
A collection of specialized storybooks that can be used for library programming. These resources are only available to CKLS member libraries.
Summer Library Program
- Published on Tuesday, 15 February 2011 19:36
- Written by Administrator
The Children's Summer Library Program is for preschool and school age children. The program is developed to offer constructive incentives for the children 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 children will have available to them a wide range of materials. We may never form an avid reader from among all the children 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 competitive program as an overwhelming hurdle and won't even come into the library to sign up for the program.
CKLS offers Incentive Grants for conducting story time sessions.
Upcoming and Past Summer Library Program Themes
- 2013 - Dig Into Reading
- 2012 - Dream Big - Read!
- 2011 - One World, Many Stories
- 2010 - Make a Splash-Read!
- 2009 - Be Creative @ Your Library
- 2008 - Catch the Reading Bug (Harry Bliss, artist)
- 2007 - Get a Clue @ Your Library (Mark Teague, artist)
- 2006 - Paws, Claws, Scales, and Tales (David Shannon, artist)
- 2005 - Dragons, Dreams, and Daring Deeds (Steven Kellogg, artist)
- 2004 - Discover New Trails @ Your Library (Mark Bruehner, artist)
- 2003 - Laugh It Up @ Your Library! (Nadine Barnard Westcott, artist)
- 2002 - Join the Winners Circle - READ (Winky Adams, artist)
- 2001 - Reading Road Trip (Highsmith)
- 2000 - The Edge Of Adventure (David Wiesner, artist)
- 1999 - Treasure Your Library (Highsmith)
- 1998 - Be A Kansas Star- Read! (performing arts/space) (Diane Dollar, artist)
- 1997 - 97 Bazillion Ways to Read (Patrick Schlotterback, artist)
- 1996 - Kansas Kids Read! (Ken Raney, artist)
- 1995 - Arts on Parade (Brad Sneed, artist)
- 1994 - A Whale of a Tale (tall tales/ocean)
- 1993 - Protect Our Earth: Read, Recycle, Respect (environmental)
- 1992 - Read: Discover in 1992 (multicultural)
- 1991 - Feed Your Mind--READ! (food)
- 1990 - Affection Connection: Our Animal Friends
- 1989 - Where the Rainbow Ends (Wizard of Oz)
- 1988 - Dinosaur Daze
- 1987 - Fantastic Fantasy Machine (time travel)
- 1986 - Super Summer Adventures (travel)
- 1985 - Sun Spots (summer activities)
- 1984 - Snooper 'n Sleuth (mystery)
- 1983 - Dial H for Hero
- 1982 - The Old West
- 1981 - Magic Castle
- 1980 - The World is Yours at the Library (multicultural)
- 1979 - Sea Treasure
- 1978 - Out of This World (space travel)
- 1977 - Dinosaur Summer
- Published on Tuesday, 15 February 2011 19:31
- Written by Administrator
The Story Time Program could be a child's first introduction to books and sharing of stories in a group experience. These visits to the library may be a child's and their parents only experiences in using public library services. Story time needs to be a special occasion that children can look forward to each week.
When planning the program you will need to select the best in children's literature and to select material appropriate for a specific age group. The Youth Services Department has several resources available to make your story time imaginative and enjoyable. The resources available for loan will help you cut purchasing expenses and save time in creating your own storytelling materials.