The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association, is dedicated to the support and enhancement of library service to children. Its vision is for its members to engage communities to build healthy, successful futures for all children. For a century, ALSC members have carefully examined and discussed books published each year to recognize and honor the very best in children’s literature through its various awards, including the Newbery and Caldecott Medals. Through its work and resources, ALSC supports librarians serving youth, families, teachers, literature experts, and child advocates.
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This annual favorite, newly updated to include the 2020 award and honor books, gathers the books deemed most distinguished in American children's literature and illustration since the inception of the renowned prizes. A trusted guidebook for quick reference and collection development, it’s also a useful resource for curriculum links and readers' advisory. With an easy-to-use streamlined look and format, the 2020 guide features
- a new interview with two-time Newbery medal winner Lois Lowry;
- explanations of criteria used to select the winners;
- details regarding the media used to create the artwork in Caldecott-winning titles; and
- updated bibliographic citations and indexes for the award winners.
This resource for locating information about the best in children's books is invaluable for children’s services librarians, educators, and everyone else who cherishes quality literature and illustration.
NEWBERY AND CALDECOTT AWARDS
Authorization and Terms
A LIFETIME OF WRITING AND IMAGINATION
An Interview with Two-Time Newbery Medalist Lois Lowry
THE NEWBERY AWARDS
THE CALDECOTT AWARDS
Author / Illustrator Index