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.
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.
Children’s Notable Lists
Each year the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) identifies the best of the best in children’s books, recordings, and videos. Use the links below or on the menu at the left to access current and past children’s notable lists, learn about the submission process, and access the current selection committee rosters.
A website with reading lists broken down by ages. The parents can turn their reluctant reader into a non-stop reading machine. Patterson includes “10 Tips to Get Your Kids Reading” – their easy and fun. This site is based on “We Can Get Our Kids Reading”. James Patterson helps you get there. “The best way to get kids reading more is to give them books they’ll gobble up — and that will make them ask for another.”
Kidsreads is the best place on the web for kids to find info about their favorite books, series and authors. Reviews of the newest titles, interviews with the coolest authors and special features on great books are their specialties. And for even more reading fun they have trivia games, word scrambles and awesome contests!
Kids can join Reading Planet. They can watch and listen to stories and songs right online. If they have joined Reading Planet, then kids can they can create their own bookself of wish list of books they want to read. They can even send that month’s featured postcard or write to an author. There are many activities encouraged such as write a poem, illustrating a book or even making a color book.