Saturday, January 19, 2019

January 20, 2019

Youth Media Awards
Monday, January 28th 8am (PT) which means 11:00am (ET) for us

Taken from the ALA site:
Each year the American Library Association honors books, videos, and other outstanding materials for children and teens. Recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent, the ALA Youth Media Awards, including the prestigious Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and Coretta Scott King Book Awards, guides parents, educators, librarians, and others in selecting the best materials for youth. 

The Youth Media Awards announcement day is an exciting one for book lovers. I am inviting any students who would like to watch the announcements with me to come to Room 18 during fourth grade recess from 11:15-11:45am if they can make it work with their schedules. There are probably a few titles your child is hoping will be awarded that shiny sticker. With that in mind, I am going to share books this week that I think are outstanding and have already gotten awards in my heart of hearts. 

Newbery Medal
The Newbery Medal as defined by the American Library Association:
The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

Click here for Newbery Winners 1922-Present 

My Newbery Picks

The Truth as Told By Mason Buttle, (2018)
by Leslie Connor
Goodreads summary link

The Benefits of Being an Octopus, (2018)
by Ann Braden
Goodreads summary link

Amal Unbound, (2018)
by Aisha Saeed
Goodreads summary link

Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster, (2018)
by Jonathan Auxier
Goodreads summary link

Lifeboat 12, (2018)
by Susan Hood
Goodreads summary link

Caldecott Medal
The Caldecott Medal as defined by the American Library Association:
The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

My Caldecott Picks

The Rough Patch, (2018)
by Brian Lies
Goodreads summary link

The Wall in the Middle of the Book, (2018)
by Jon Agee
Goodreads summary link

The Day You Begin, (2018)
words by Jacqueline Woodson and pictures by Rafael Lopez
Goodreads summary link

Saffron Ice Cream, (2018)
by Rashin Kheiriyeh
Goodreads summary link

Thank You, Omu! (2018)
by Oge Mora
Goodreads summary link

Coretta Scott King Award
The Coretta Scott King Award as defined by the American Library Association:
The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. The award commemorates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and honors his wife, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and world brotherhood.

Click here for Coretta Scott King Award Winners 1970 - Present

My Coretta Scott King Picks

Ghost Boys, (2018)
by Jewell Parker Rhodes
Goodreads summary link

Harbor Me, (2018)
by Jacqueline Woodson
Goodreads summary link

Blended, (2018)
by Sharon Draper
Goodreads summary link

Tight, (2018)
by Torrey Maldonado
Goodreads summary link

Pura Belpre Award
Pura Belpre Award as defined by the American Library Association: 
The award is named after Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library. The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.

Click here for Pura Belpre Award Winners 1996 - Present

My Pura Belpre Picks

Dreamers, (2018)
by Yuyi Morales
Goodreads summary link

Merci Suarez Changes Gears, (2018)
by Meg Medina
Goodreads summary link

To celebrate the awards next week we will read aloud Barrington's own Anika Aldamuy Denise's gorgeous new picture book biography about the extraordinary woman this award is named after. She will be doing a book signing at Barrington Books on February 9th from 1-3pm if you are interested in having your own book signed. 

Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpre, (Jan 15, 2019)
words by Anika Aldamuy Denise and pictures by Paola Escobar
Goodreads summary link

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