News from the GRIS Library November 2014
More Book Awards from the American Library Association
The American Library Association (ALA) website is a great place to look for some award winning books. Award lists from this year and from previous years can be found here. I want to introduce you to three awards that are important for Intermediate age readers.
The Newbery Medal is given to the author of a children's book published during the previous year. The 2014 award goes to Kate DiCamillo for her book Flora & Ulysses: The illuminated adventures.
Check out the Newbery Honor books also:
- The Year of Billy Miller, written by Kevin Henkes
- One Came Home, written by Amy Timberlake
- Paperboy, written by Vince Vawter
The Caldecott Medal is given to the illustrator of a children's picture book published during the previous year. The 2014 award goes to Brian Floca for his illustrations in the book Locomotive.
Check out these Caldecott Honor books:
- Journey, written and illustrated by Aaron Becker
- Flora and the Flamingo, written and illustrated by Molly Idle
- Mr. Wuffles! written and illustrated by David Wiesner
The Sibert Medal is given to the author of an informational book written for children. The 2014 winner is Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore for the book Parrots over Puerto Rico.
Check out these Sibert Honor books:
- A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin, written by Jen Bryant
- Look Up! Bird-Watching in Your Own Backyard, written and illustrated by Annette LeBlanc Cate
- Locomotive, written and illustrated by Brian Floca
- The Mad Potter: George E. Ohr, Eccentric Genius, written by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan
Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures, written by Kate DiCamillo
Locomotive by Brian Floca
Parrots over Puerto Rico by Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore
I Just Finished My Book. What Should I Read Next?
***What Should I Read Next***
Your Next Read
http://www.openingthebook.com/whichbook/ - I wouldn't use this site with kids, but they are working on a version for schools.
By typing Diary of a Wimpy Kid into all of these databases, I was given the following suggestions for kids that have read the series and are looking for more like it:
- Timmy Failure
- Big Nate
- Dork Diaries
- Horrible Harry
- Captain Underpants
- My Weird School
- and the list goes on!