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Children’s Book Award List

The list is for designed educators who are enrolled in the Seattle Pacific University SPIRAL Distance learning course,  Beyond the Newbery: Discovering Excellence in Children’s Literature. EDRD 5742

The John Newbery Medal

http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/newberymedal/newberymedal.cfm

Caldecott

http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/caldecottmedal/caldecottmedal.cfm

Michael Printz Award

http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/yalsa/booklistsawards/printzaward/Printz.cfm

National Book Award for Young People

http://www.nationalbook.org/nba2010.html

Charlotte Zolotow Award

http://www.education.wisc.edu/ccbc/books/zolotow.asp

Boston Globe Horn Book

http://www.hbook.com/bghb

Alex Awards

http://www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists/alex

SCBWI Golden Kite Award

http://www.scbwi.org/Pages.aspx/Golden-Kite-Award

America’s Award

http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/CLACS/outreach/americas.html

Carter G. Woodson Award

http://www.socialstudies.org/awards/woodson/

Coretta Scott King Award

http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/rts/emiert/cskbookawards/index.cfm#at

Jane Addams Book Award

http://www.janeaddamspeace.org/jacba/index_jacba.shtml

Dolly Gray Award

http://daddcec.org/Awards/DollyGrayAwards.aspx

Golden Duck Awards in Science Fiction

http://www.goldenduck.org/

Scott O’Dell Historical Fiction Award

http://www.scottodell.com/odellaward.html

The Edgars

http://www.mysterywriters.org/?q=Home

Hans Christian Andersen Medal

http://www.ibby.org/index.php?id=273

Laura Ingalls Wilder Award

http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/wildermedal/index.cfm

Margaret A. Edwards Award

http://www.ala.org/yalsa/edwards-award

Ezra Jack Keats Award

http://www.ezra-jack-keats.org/bookawards/index.html

If you would like to see the entire list of State Award Books, go to:

http://www.cynthialeitichsmith.com/lit_resources/awards/stateawards.html

Some of the State Award Books Include:

The Minnesota Maud Hart Lovelace Award: http://maudhartlovelace.org/

The Texas Bluebonnet Award: http://www.txla.org/TBA

The Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award http://www.dcfaward.org/

YALSA

The Young Adult Library Services Association is one of the best resources for lists. The lists include:

  • YALSA Outstanding Books for the College Bound
  • YALSA Booklists, Best Books For Young Adults
  • YALSA Quick Picks for Young Adults
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults

To access all lists go here:

http://www.ala.org/yalsa/best

 

Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books Blue Ribbon Books

http://bccb.lis.illinois.edu/BlueRibbons/blueindex.html

Booklist: Editors Choice

http://www.booklistonline.com/Notable-Children-s-Books-2012/pid=5312828

The Cybils Blogger Literary Awards

The Cybils are a new award. The Cybils are the Children’s and Young Adult Blogger Literary award. This is a new award in 2006. To read more:

http://dadtalk.typepad.com/cybils/

Jen Robinson’s Book Page

This blog has an incredible amount of links and she posts a wealth of information about kid books, usually middle grade and young adult fiction.

http://jkrbooks.typepad.com/blog

Fuse #8

Fuse #8 is written by a children’s book librarian in the New York Public Library. She has specific tastes on what books she thinks work and what do not. Usually a lively place to find good conversation about books.

http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/blog/1790000379.html

CynStations (Author Cynthia Leitich Smith)

Author Cynthia Leitich Smith has one of the best blogs for book reviews. She has a keen way of knowing which books are excellent books, long before the awards are announced, and always provides interviews with authors. Also of note is her website which provides fabulous information about writing for kids and children’s books.

http://cynthialeitichsmith.blogspot.com

http://www.cynthialeitichsmith.com

(Website)

Finally, many children’s writers also keep a blog along with a website. You can usually find their blog by going to their website or googling the name. These are some ideas for what you can find on children’s writer blogs.

Scott Westerfeld

Scott Westerfeld’s blog usually includes some really creepy and strange pictures that compliment his books or school visits. http://www.scottwesterfeld.com/blog

Kirby Larson

Kirby Larson is a children’s writer who lives in Seattle. She is the author of Hattie Big Sky. Kirby’s blog often includes information about her writing process and reading the blog is like having a chat with the author about writing.  http://www.kirbyslane.blogspot.com/

Shannon Hale

Shannon Hale, author of Goose Girl, River Secrets, Princess Academy, keeps a blog which varies between personal and writing. At one point, she did post a list of books that she felt all high school students should read and why. Her blog also includes a great deal about her two year old son, Max and is fun to read and see writers are real people too. http://oinks.squeetus.com

Additional Resources

Richie’s Picks

http://www.richiespicks.com

Guys Read

http://www.guysread.com


8 responses to “Children’s Book Award List

  1. […] Excellence in Children’s Literature,” will often tell me that this is one of the Children’s Book Awards which is not known as well as some of the others such as the Newbery and […]

  2. Kelli Kesler says:

    Hi Mindy,
    Thanks so much for the information about your wonderful website and the collection you’ve made of book awards! It’s an overwhelming task to get a handle on the many awards and the unique criteria for each.

  3. […] The talk is based on one of my classes that I teach to educators–Discovering Excellence in Children’s Literature. In the class, educators have the opportunity to learn about all types of awards which are given to children’s books such as The Alex Awards, The Texas Bluebonnet Awards, and the Maud Lovelace Awards. (The entire list of awards covered in the class can be found here.) […]

  4. I’m still learning from you, as I’m trying to reach my goals. I absolutely liked reading all that is posted on your site.Keep the information coming. I loved it!

  5. You are my inhalation, I own few blogs and occasionally run out from brand :). “Actions lie louder than words.” by Carolyn Wells.

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