The 2016 Guide to the Newbery and Caldecott Awards
CHICAGO, IL — Updated to include the 2016 award and honor books, “The Newbery and Caldecott Awards: A Guide to the Medal and Honor Books, 2016 Edition,” published byALA Editions, gathers together the books deemed most distinguished in American children’s literature and illustration since the inception of the renowned prizes. Librarians and teachers everywhere rely on this guidebook for quick reference and collection development and also as a resource for curriculum links and readers’ advisory. With an easy-to-use streamlined look and format, the 2016 guide features:
- “Diversity and ALSC Book Award Evaluation,” a new essay by Allie Jane Bruce;
- explanations of criteria used to select the winners; and
- updated bibliographic citations and indexes for the award winners.
For more than eight decades, librarians from the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) have intensely scrutinized the children’s books published each year, selecting the winning and honor books for the Newbery and Caldecott Awards. In addition, the ALSC division of the ALA is committed to creating a nation of readers, starting with the youngest. ALSC supports all those providing library services to children, including youth librarians, teachers, families, literature experts, publishers, and child advocates.
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