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ERIC Number: ED454497
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jul
Pages: 11
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Selecting and Promoting Young Adult and Children's Award-Winning Books. What This Means for Publishers, Authors, Teachers, Librarians and the Consumer.
Hill, Margaret; White, Maureen; Brodie, Carolyn
Children are naturally drawn to award-winning books. Those who work with children know that the appeal of these books often comes from the shiny gold, silver, or bronze seals affixed to the covers of these special books. Teachers and librarians, however, need to be aware of the fact that the Newbery and Caldecott, and lesser known awards, are awards based on specific criteria that may or may not always meet the reading needs or appeal of every child. This paper answers the following questions: Why are award books important?; How are award books selected?; What have award books meant to the U.S. bookseller's market?; What trends are being seen in award-winning books?; What can teachers and librarians do individually and collaboratively to promote these award-winning books?; and Where can information on children's awards be located on the Web? The paper discusses the Newbery, Caldecott, Mildred L. Batchelder, and Pura Belpre Awards, as well as the Notable Children's Books, Children's Choices, and Teachers' Choices lists. It also discusses the Paul A. Witty Short Story Award and the Lee Bennet Hopkins Poetry Award. Contains an annotated list of recommended readings and resources. (NKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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