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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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.