Monday, August 31, 2009

"Celebrating Summer with Some New and Award Winning Books"

This presentation was given by Carolyn Cook, Mount St. Mary's University Assistant Professor of Education and Michelle Foreman, Shippensburg University Assistant Professor/Librarian

If you are interested in some good recommended reads for your young patrons, just check out the past winners of the following awards:

  • The Pennsylvania Center for the Book's "The Baker's Dozen"
  • Theordore Seuss Geisel Award-author and illustrator of best beginning reader book
  • Randolph Caldecott Medal honors the finest children's illustrator for the year
  • Coretta Scott King Award is given to the best African American children's writers and illustrators
  • John Steptoe Award for New Talent is given to a new talent in writing or illustrating
  • John Newberry Medal honors the year's best children's book
  • Robert F. Siebert Informational Book Award is given to the author of an outstanding nonfiction book
  • Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature honors writers of excellent young adult books
  • Pura Belpre Award honors the best latina/latino writers every two years
  • Mildred L. Batchelder Award recognizes publishers of foreign books for children
  • Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award honors a poet who published an excellent book of children's poetry

Most of the winners can be accessed via the American Libraries Association Website at

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