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Books, Reviews, Awards

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 Books & Authors Book Lists for all ages & topics


  Book Review Links

ALA Book Awards

Book Hive  


An excellent resource for book reviews, book lists, book related activities from the Charolette and Mecklenburg County public library. 

Kids Read


The ultimate resource for finding author connections, what's new in print, series connections, book reviews, read book inserts, graphic novels, and reader surveys.

Book Adventure 


Create your own book lists, take book quizzes and earn points, read reviews, and there is reading gaming!  This is a Sylvan Learning site.
 On Line Magazines Online magazine portal to various children/YA magazines: American Girl; Highlights; NG for Kids; Cat Fancy; Zoobooks; Dig; Smithsonian; Consumer Report for Kids....


Book Lists and Award Winners 

 Caldecott Award Since 1937 this bronze medal has been presented to the artists of Children's books.  Public librarians and school librarians make up the Caldecott Book Choice Committee.  Honorary medals are presented to artists whom were on the list and whose  art work is worth remembering. 
 Newbery Award  Since 1921, this bronze medal has been presented to an author of Children's novels. Public librarians, and now school librarians, make up the Newbery Selection Committee carrying on the eithteenth-century English bookseller's, John Newbery, enthusiastic mission for "good writing" for children.
Sasquatch Reading Award This award began in 1997 by the Washington State Library Association.  Each year the committee gathers with their stack of books that they have gathered from schools, public libraries, and booksellers in their regions within the state. Students who have read at least two of the nominated books vote for their favorite book each year in the Spring.
Washington Children’s Choice Award This award is presented to authors for picture book "read aloud" with a K-3 audience that were published the previous year and is recommended by a WLMA member.The Washington State school librarian gathers book titles from student choices.  In the spring, Washington State students vote on which title is their favorite once their teachers and/or Librarian has read the book aloud.  2011 Nominees
Young Reader’s Choice Award The Young Reader's Choice Award began in 1940 by a Seattle bookseller, Harry Hartman, who valued the opportunities for students to select a book that gave them pleasure in reading. Nominees for this award are books that have been published 3 years prior to nomination, popular amongst piers, and fits in one of the three divisions (4-6; 7-9; 10-12). A committee of school librarians, YRCA members, and students vote on the winner.
Coretta Scott King Award  This award began in late 1960. by two librarians.  The award is presented to an African American (author or illustrator) whose body of work provides outstanding inspirational and educational contributions towards the American dream for peace and world brotherhood. 
Vandergrift’s Young Adult List  These titles provides a connection between society issues, life experiences of coming into adulthood and learning to make your own meaning of truth.  Many of these titles are classics with new titles being added every year.  Experience formulating your own interpretation about these diverse protagonists.  


DAWCL  A database for other children's literature awards


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