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It's award season: Grammy's, Oscar's, People's Choice Awards. The award seasons seems to go on and on. For book lovers, it's award season too! The ALSC (Association for Library Services for Children) gives a multitude of awards and recognizes honorees each year. Most of these books are already in the library or on order! As you can imagine, being put on this list increases the demand quite a bit. Feel free to come up and check out these excellent resources!
Next week I'll be writing about the Illinois Book Awards. These are chosen by the students of Illinois!
Here are this year's winners!
The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
The Geisel Award is given annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States during the preceding year.
Fox + Chick: The Party and Other Stories, written and illustrated by Sergio Ruzzier, and published by Chronicle Books LLC
Wily Chick and patient pal Fox star in three charming vignettes in which they explore the fun and frustrations of friendship. The warm and humorous story of these unlikely friends combines the design of a graphic novel with the simple vocabulary and ease of a beginning reader.
2019 Honor Books
Fox the Tiger, written and illustrated by Corey R. Tabor, and published by Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins PublishersTigers are the best, or so thinks Fox. With a big imagination (and a little bit of paint), he transforms into a growling, prowling tiger. Soon his friends Turtle and Rabbit are likewise inspired to embody their dreams as a zipping, zooming race car and a beeping, booping robot. Despite their rained-out celebration, Fox learns to appreciate that he, in his own special way, is also the best.
Pencil, watercolor, and crayon illustrations capture the beguiling humor of this entertaining story. Tabor’s tale for emerging readers is easily navigable and just like Fox himself -- speedy and clever.
“Featuring Tabor’s hip art and quirky, surprising twists, ‘Fox the Tiger’ is an inviting tale of the power of transformation and friendship. Repetition, a predictable pattern, and short, simple sentences give readers ample chance to practice their beginning reading skills,” said Geisel Award Committee Chair Sarah Stippich.
The Adventures of Otto: See Pip Flap, written and illustrated by David Milgrim, and published by Simon Spotlight, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division
Pip wants to fly! With ingenuity and robot know-how, Otto figures out a way to help his rodent friend achieve his airborne dream. In “See Pip Flap”, minimal vocabulary, inventive illustrations, and a funny premise support beginning readers’ explorations.
King & Kayla and the Case of the Lost Tooth, written by Dori Hillestad Butler, illustrated by Nancy Meyers, and published by Peachtree Publishers
In five short chapters, Kayla and her clever dog King solve the case of a missing tooth. Narrated by the canine sleuth, this simple mystery features creative repetition, predictable action and supportive illustrations that reward children with a successful and satisfying reading experience.