The Newbery and Caldecott Awards: A Guide to the Medal and Honor Books

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American Library Association, 2007 - Education - 186 pages
Each year, the Newbery and Caldecott Awards are awarded by the American Library Association to the most distinguished children's books published the previous year.With up-to-date annotations for all the medal and honor books since the inception of the awards (Newbery in 1922 and Caldecott in 1938), librarians and teachers everywhere have come to rely on this indispensable guide for quick-reference, collection and curriculum development, and readers' advisory. Fully indexed by title and author/illustrator, the 2007 edition includes background on the awards and photos of the new medalists and their books.New to the 2007 edition is a feature essay by author, Booklinks founder, and former children's book editor for Booklist, Barbara Elleman, The John Newbery Medal: The First Decade.The Newbery and Caldecott Awards 2007 will help you introduce children to oustanding literature and illustration and support your own literature selections from the criteria used for these celebrated awards.For all those professionals committed to introducing literature to young people, The Newbery Caldecott Awards, 2007 Edition is the indispensable guide.

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The First Decade
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Page 3 - American literature for children," the award being made to cover books whose publication in book form falls in the calendar year last elapsed. The award is restricted to authors who are citizens or residents of the United States. Reprints and compilations are not eligible for consideration. There are no limitations as to the character of the book considered except that it be original work. It need not be written solely for children, the judgment of the librarians voting shall decide whether a book...
Page 2 - shall be awarded to the artist of the most distinguished American Picture Book for Children published in the United States during the preceding year.
Page 1 - To encourage original and creative work in the field of books for children. To emphasize to the public that contributions to the literature for children deserve similar recognition to poetry, plays, or novels.
Page 2 - To be eligible for the Newbery Medal, books must be original, or, if traditional in origin, the result of individual research, the retelling and reinterpretation being the writer's own.
Page 10 - Newbery medal for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children published in the past year.

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