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    Caldecott Award

    The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

     

     2 X 2 Reading List

     

    The 2X2 Committee‘s charge is to produce a list of 20 recommended books for children, age two to grade two.

    Bluebonnet Books

    The TBA selection committee is responsible for selection of the books on each year's master list. Suggestions are solicited from librarians, teachers, parents, students and other interested persons. A new list of twenty books is released each year at the Texas Book Festival in October. In selecting titles, the committee considers student interests, relevant content, reputable reviews, and literary quality. Both fiction and nonfiction books are represented. The author must be a living U.S. citizen or an author who resides and publishes in the United States.

    Bluebonnet Lists

     
    Newbery Award
    The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
     
     
    Coretta Scott King Award

    The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.  The award commemorates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and honors his wife, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and world brotherhood.  

    Lone Star Reading List
    The Texas Lone Star list is a recommended reading list developed by public and school librarians from the Young Adult Round Table. The purpose of the list is to encourage students in grades 6, 7, or 8 to explore a variety of current books. The Lone Star list is intended for recreational reading, not to support a specific curriculum. Due to the diversity of this age range, Texas librarians should purchase titles on this list according to their individual collection policies. Each book on the list has been favorably reviewed for grades 6, 7, or 8 in a professional review source.
     
     
     
    Young Adult Library
    Young Adult Literacy Association
     
     
    Alex Awards Books
     
    Printz Award YA
    Printz Award for Young Adult Books
     
    Young Adult Texas Award Books
    Texas Young Adult Award Books
     
     
     
     
    Para Belpre Award

    The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.

     
     
     
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    Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K–12

     
     
    Bookworm Bookworm for Kids
     
     
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