April 3, 2012

2012 Orbis Pictus Children's Book Award

On January 20th, 2012, the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) announced the 2012 winner and honors books of the Orbis Pictus Children's Book Award. The award is given to outstanding non-fiction books for children.  Orbis Pictus was the name of a book published in 1657 by Johannes Amos Comenius.  Orbis Pictus - The World in Pictures is considered to be one of the first books for children.

The 2012 Orbis Pictus winner is Balloon Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade by Melissa Sweet.

There were five honors books:
Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart by Candace Fleming
Father Abraham: Lincoln and His Sons by Harold Holzer
Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People by Monica Brown, illulstrated by Julie Paschkis
Terezin: Voices from the Holocaust by Ruth Thomson
The Mangrove Tree: Planting Trees to Feed Families by Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore

February 14, 2012

2012 Mildred Batchelder Award

This is the final post in the series covering the 2012 children's award winning books handed out by the Association for Library Service to Children, which is a division of the American Library Association.  The first three posts featured the 2012 Newbery Medal, the 2012 Caldecott Medal, and the 2012 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award.
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The Mildred Batchelder Award is given to a foreign children's book that was translated and published in English during the previous year.  Mildred Batchelder served as an ambassador to children's books by making sure good books all over the world were accessible in many different languages.

This year's 2012 Batchelder Award winner is Soldier Bear written by Dutch author Bibi Dumon Tak, illustrated by Philip Hopman, translated by Laura Watkinson. 



There was only one 2012 Batchelder Honors book and that was The Lily Pond written by Swedish author Annika Thor, and translated by Linda Schenck.


2012 Mildred Batchelder Award originally appeared in Books My Children Read on February 14th, 2012.

January 24, 2012

2012 Geisel Award Winner is Tales for Very Picky Eaters

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On Monday, January 23rd, the American Library Association announced the winner and honors books of the 2012 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award. This is the third of a series of posts on this year's ALA award winning children's books. The first post was on the 2012 Newbery Medal Winner and the second post was on the 2012 Caldecott Medal Winner.

The Theodor Seuss Geisel Award is given annually to the author(s) and / or illustrator(s) with the most outstanding contribution of beginner reading books in American Literature.  Mr. Geisel, also knows as Dr. Seuss, is most noteably known for creating easy to read books such as The Cat and the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham.

The 2012 Geisel Award winner is Tales for Very Picky Eaters written and illustrated by Josh Schneider.


In 2012, there were three Geisel honors books:  I Broke My Trunk by Mo Willems (an elephant and piggie book), I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen, and See Me Run by Paul Meisel.



There are many other Children's Book Awards given throughout the year in the United States. Most are given through the first half of the year.

The 2012 Geisel Award Winner was originally published on Books My Children Read blog.

January 23, 2012

The 2012 Caldecott Medal Winner is A Ball for Daisy

On Monday, January 23rd, the American Library Association announced the winner and honors books of the 2012 Caldecott Medal.  This is the second of a series of posts on this year's ALA award winning children's books.  The first was on the 2012 Newbery Medal Winner.

The Caldecott Medal is given annually to the illustrator with the best american published picture book.  Randolph Caldecott was a 19th century illustrator of childrens books.

The 2012 Caldecott Medal winner is A Ball for Daisy illustrated and written by Chris Raschka



In 2012, there were three Caldecott honors books:  Blackout illustrated and written by John Rocco, Grandpa Green illustrated and written by Lane Smith, and Me...Jane illustrated and written by Patrick McDonnell



There are many Children's Book Awards given throughout the year in the United States. Most are given through the first half of the year.

The 2012 Caldecott Medal Winner was originally published on Books My Children Read blog.

The 2012 Newbery Medal Winner is Dead End in Norvelt

This week I will be posting all of the American Library Association winners and honors books.  The first post in this series is the 2012 Newbery Medal Winner. 

The Newbery Medal is named after John Newbery, an eighteenth century English bookseller.  The Newbery Medal, first awarded in 1922, encourages original children's books and innovation in the area of Children's literature.

The 2012 Newbery Medal Winner is Dead End in Norvelt written by Jack Gantos.



There were two 2012 Newbery Honors books, Breaking Stalin's Nose written and illustrated by Eugene Yelchin and Inside Out and Back Again written by Thanhha Lai.




There are many Children's Book Awards given throughout the year in the United States.  Most are given through the first half of the year. 

The 2012 Newbery Medal Winner was originally published on Books My Children Read blog.