Sunday, November 4, 2012

Children's Choice Book Awards for 2012

        The 2102 Children's Choices and 2012 Teachers' Choices book lists have been announced from the International Reading Association and the Children's Book Council! These lists contain book suggestions which serve as valuable resources for teachers, parents, and librarians. 

       Click on the links below to go directly to the PDF files. You can easily bookmark and save the documents electronically  to refer to them again. It's a great reference for you to use during your next visit to the public library or book store. You are sure to find some new titles that you will fold into your instruction or classroom libraries. Finding new favorite books will invigorate both your book selections for lessons and simply sharing with children for enjoyment!

     The list for the Children's Choices is also the starting ground for the finalists for the annual Children's Choice Book Awards with the Children's Book Council.  You can click on this link to see who the finalists and winners were for 2012.  Here is a clip of author Jarrett J. Krosoczka introducing the awards gala in May 2012.

     You can also find out more about the Children's Book Council's Children's Choices Book Awards through their Facebook page which is dedicated just to the awards. The Children's Book Council can also be found on Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook as well. The International Reading Association can be accessed here through these links for Facebook and Twitter, too. 

    Here are a few of the first place winners which are relevant to the elementary levels:

Illustrator of the Year: Brian Selznick for Wonderstruck (Scholastic Press, 2011)

K-2 Winner:  Three Hens and a Peacock Written by Lester Laminack and Illustrated by Henry Cole (Peachtree, 2011)

Grades 3-4 Winner: Bad Kitty Meets the Baby Written and Illustrated by Nick Bruel (Square Fish, 2012)
Grades 5-6 Winner: Okay for Now Written by Gary D. Schmidt (Clarion, 2011)


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