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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- About the Authors
This authoritative tool kit provides expert guidance on election program planning; tips for conducting successful book discussions; print-ready, customizable planning tools and program handouts; full-color Caldecott-winning art, demonstrating artistic media, styles, and elements; and much more. You'll find just about everything needed to plan and execute stellar mock elections in your community. The 2011 edition was revised by Steven Engelfried, Wilsonville (Ore.) Public Library, and includes many new features and content additions. The original print publication was written (1994) and revised (2001) for ALSC by Kathleen Simonetta, Nancy Hackett, and Linda Ward-Callaghan.
Chapter 1—Organizing an Election
Chapter 2—Exploring Text
Use of the Criteria
Selection of Titles
Chapter 3—Searching Pictures
The Criteria and Their Use
Adapting the Criteria
How to Look at Picture Books
The Process in Practice
Chapter 4—Expanding the Process
Recommended Titles for Other Mock Elections
Individual Bodies of Work
Award Books & Web sites
Warm-up and Follow-up Activities
Election Day Handouts – certificates of participation; award certificates; handouts (exploring literary elements, exploring art techniques, Newbery and Caldecott key points to consider); participant evaluation forms.
Tools and Resources – Newbery/Caldecott terms, definitions, and criteria; planning checklists and forms (preparation, program assessment, program facilities, program site); discussion group procedures; sample press releases for announcing mock election results; sample ballot tabulator; and vote tally sheet.