Updated to include the 2011 award and honor books, this new edition of the annual guide to the Newbery and Caldecott awards gathers together the books deemed most distinguished in American children's literature and illustration since the inception of the renowned prizes. Librarians and teachers everywhere rely on this guidebook for quick reference and collection development and also as a resource for curriculum links and readers' advisory. Retaining the streamlined look and format of recent editions, the 2011 guide also includes
- A thoughtful essay on children's literature today, by Barbara Kiefer, Professor of Children's Literature at Ohio State University
- Explanations of criteria used to select the winners
- Updated bibliographic citations and indexes for the award winners
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