Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The Newbery and Caldecott Awards 2009 (book)

Association for Library Service to Children. (2009). The Newbery & Caldecott Awards: A guide to the medal and honor books (2009 ed.). Chicago, IL: American Library Association.

The latest edition of the Newbery and Caldecott Awards guide covers the most distinguished American children’s literature and illustration. Librarians and teachers everywhere have come to rely on this annual guide for quick reference, collection and curriculum development, and readers’ advisory. With a fresh look and format, locating information on the award-winning books is easier than ever before.

The new format of Newbery and Caldecott Awards: A Guide to the Medal and Honor Books, 2009 Edition is accompanied by Kathleen T. Horning’s new essay, “Newbery and Caldecott Medal Books: Revised, Revamped, and Revitalized,” which explores the topic of new editions and bibliographic citations for updated works. The 2009 edition also includes notes indicating those Caldecott Medal winners and Honor Books that have been revised and republished with new art.

Along with these new features, the vital favorites from past editions still remain. In addition to the comprehensive awards listings, Bette J. Peltola’s essay explains terms and definitions associated with both awards while Christine Behrmann discusses information on media used in the award-winning books.

With this book’s glimpse at criteria used to select the award, an annotated summary of winners and honors back to the celebrated prizes’ beginnings, and a fresh new format, this comprehensive resource is better than ever. (book description)