Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Newbery & Caldecott Awards (book)

Association for Library Service to Children. (2012). The Newbery & Caldecott Awards: A Guide to the Medal and Honor Books. Chicago, IL: American Library Association.

Updated to include the 2012 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. With an easy-to-use streamlined look and format, the 2012 guide also includes
  • A new essay by Deborah Stevenson, Director of the Center for Children's Books, on how the awards are consistently a big moment for children's books to be noticed and celebrated outside the library world
  • Explanations of criteria used to select the winners
  • Updated bibliographic citations and indexes for the award winners
This perennial guide for locating information about the best in children's books is valuable for every collection. (book description)

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

The Complete Summer Reading Program Manual (book)

Young Adult Library Services Association. (2012). The Complete Summer Reading Program Manual: From Planning to Evaluation. Chicago, IL: American Library Association.

Summer reading programs are a mainstay of public library services; whether you’re embarking on your first SRP or you think you could plan one in your sleep, you’re sure to find helpful ideas in this complete manual from the experts at YALSA.

Teen summer reading program planners will find:
  • Authoritative advice on planning, budgeting, and evaluation from experienced frontline librarians
  • Tools for incorporating technology for any budget
  • Readers’ advisory sources and places to find reading trends each year
  • New Ideas for marketing, outreach, and collaboration
  • Detailed descriptions of programs that work from librarians just like you
Contributors include Mark Flowers, Megan Honig, Erin Downey Howerton, Kat Kan, Maria Kramer, Chris Shoemaker, and Connie Urquhart.
(book description)