Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Summer Reading Program 2007: Award Winners

So many of you have asked us for help finding award winning books. While we do have brochures on the two most prestigious children's literature awards in the United States (Newbery and Caldecott), there are other children's literature awards out there! Here are some of my favorites books that have won awards:

Picture Books:

E GRA “Let’s Get a Pup,” Said Kate Graham (Henry Burgh Children’s Book Award, Boston Globe/Horn Book Award)

E KUS So What’s it Like to be a Cat? Kuskin (Henry Burgh Children’s Book Award)

Easy Chapter Books:

JF DIC Mercy Watson Goes For a Ride DiCamillo (ALA Children's Notables List)

Chapter Books:

JF HOR Everything on a Waffle Horvath (Boston Globe/Horn Book Honor book)

JF JEN Toys Go Out: Being the Adventures of a Knowledgeable Stingray, A Toughy Little Buffalo, and Someone Called Plastic Jenkins (ALA Children's Notable List)

JF NAY Bernie Magruder and the Bats in the Belfry Naylor (Edgar Award)

JF WH Belle Prater’s Boy White (Boston Globe/Horn Book Honor book, set in Virginia!)


J 629.454 MCN If You Decide to Go to the Moon McNulty (Boston Globe/Horn Book Award)


ALA Children's Notables List

Boston Globe/Horn Book Award

Caldecott Medal

Edgar Award (you can search the database to find the children's mystery winners and nominees)

Henry Bergh Children’s Book Award

Newbery Medal

(Note: Some awards, such as the Newbery, Caldecott, Boston Globe-Horn book have "Honor" designations or nominees such as the Edgars. Feel free to read those to count for your game board.)

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